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 … Continue reading O Captain! My Captain! – Who Wears the Flames’ “C” Next?
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 … Continue reading Another Flames Fan in a Foreign Fan Base
"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 … Continue reading Why the Flames Should Trade Mark Giordano
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 … Continue reading Predicting Jarome Iginla’s Future
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 … Continue reading Top 5 NHL Imposters: The Born Identity