Brett Ritchie skates in a training camp intra squad game for the Calgary Flames

Brett Ritchie could be a useful signing for the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames brought in a few players on professional try-outs during training camp. Perennial Flame Michael Stone was brought back yet again on the back end, while Garret Sparks was brought in to round out the Flames' groups in goal to cover for Tyler Parsons who is recovering from ankle surgery. On forward, just … Continue reading Brett Ritchie could be a useful signing for the Calgary Flames

Johnny Gaudreau poses with the Lady Byng Trophy he won in 2017.

Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL

When the Calgary Flames selected Johnny Gaudreau 104th overall in the 2011 Draft, they had no idea how big of an impact he would make in the NHL. Listed generously at 5’-9” and 175 pounds, the 2018 version of Gaudreau is, if you can believe it, bigger, and stronger than the one who slipped on … Continue reading Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL

Data visualization of goals and assists from Canadian NHL hockey players based on geographic birthplace

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Every season, more and more players from different countries pack their bags and lace their skates to play in the NHL. What once was a sport that was heavily saturated with Canadians, is now a league filled with players from around the world. In 2017-18, Canadians made up 45.3% of the league; the third consecutive … Continue reading Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18