Sunday Census: Goalie prospects, first NHL goals, and unnecessarily early playoff predictions

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1068725233253724160…

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Sunday Census: First Quarter MVP, Dillon Dube, and personal achievements

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1065818013486637056…

Sunday Census: James Neal, a Nylander trade, and bringing back an all time great

Welcome to The Win Column’s newest weekly feature: Sunday Census. Throughout the week, TWC will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the…

O Captain! My Captain! – Who Wears the Flames’ “C” Next?

When Jarome Iginla was traded from the Calgary Flames in 2013, a hole was left both on and off the ice. He wore the “C” for over 10 years, was firmly integrated into the greater Calgary community, and was the quintessential embodiment of a leader. Besides being a highly accomplished hockey player, he was a…

Another Flames Fan in a Foreign Fan Base

I guess the cat is out of the bag, I am joining The Athletic. Perfect, now that I have your attention please let me introduce myself. My name is John MacKinnon and I am beyond ecstatic to be able to start contributing to The Win Column. Now probably 99.9% of you who would be reading…

Why the Flames Should Trade Mark Giordano

"I think my job is always on the ice to lead by example and to perform." - Mark Giordano Before we continue, let’s just get a few things straight. Mark Giordano is one of the greatest leaders, mentors, samaritans, and teammates in the NHL today. From being undrafted to captaining the Calgary Flames for the…

Predicting Jarome Iginla’s Future

It is nearly mid-August and Jarome Iginla remains unsigned. That means there are 31 GMs with very cold shoulders, which is very uncharacteristic during the hottest season of the year. Since we’re getting tired of waiting and being uncertain about what Iginla’s situation may be come October, we decided to employ artificial intelligence to take…

Top 5 NHL Imposters: The Born Identity

In sports, trades are inevitable. There is a good chance your favourite player on your favourite team will one day play for another team. But what happens when a player plays for different country? Pride and glory for one nation, heartbreak for another. There are few pains greater than seeing the wrong flag draped over…