CALGARY, ALBERTA - JANUARY 18: Nikita Nesterov #89 of the Calgary Flames skates against Tanner Pearson #70 of the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 18, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

The new season is upon us, and I am super excited to debut a new project this year. Friday Flames Notebook will be a weekly column that will come out at the end of every week, and will feature a number of my observations from throughout the week. The subject matter will vary, from analytics … Continue reading Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

Calgary Flames’ defenders Valimaki and Nesterov are off to a promising start to the 2021 season

Heading into the Calgary Flames' 2021 season, one of the team's biggest storylines revolved around Juuso Valimaki. With pedigree as a first round draft pick and coming off a dominant stretch in Liiga, expectations were high for him to make the roster and immediately be an impact player. Where in the depth chart he would … Continue reading Calgary Flames’ defenders Valimaki and Nesterov are off to a promising start to the 2021 season

Ryan Francis skates for the Cape Breton Eagles

Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: NHL hockey returns, CHL hockey still paused

Welcome to the TWC Flames prospect update. Each week, we'll take a dive into how the Flames' prospects have done in their respective leagues. With the ongoing pandemic, not every league is currently playing. Here is this week's league status report: AHL The AHL is planning to start on February 5, with 28 teams set … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: NHL hockey returns, CHL hockey still paused

WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 14: Andrew Copp #9 of the Winnipeg Jets stands between goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 and Juuso Valimaki #6 of the Calgary Flames as they keep an eye on the play during first period action at the Bell MTS Place on January 14, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)

Using GAR, WAR, and SPAR to evaluate the Calgary Flames 2021 roster changes

The 2021 season is underway and the Calgary Flames are off to a great start. The Flames dropped their season opener in overtime to the Winnipeg Jets, bounced back to shutout the Canucks back in the Saddledome, and had an offensive surge to win their second straight against Vancouver. Now with a 2-0-1 record, Calgary … Continue reading Using GAR, WAR, and SPAR to evaluate the Calgary Flames 2021 roster changes

Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: So begins the second half for some, first half for others

Welcome to the TWC Flames prospect update. Each week, we'll take a dive into how the Flames' prospects have done in their respective leagues. With the ongoing pandemic, not every league is currently playing. Here is this week's league status report: AHL The AHL is planning to start on February 5, with 28 teams set … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: So begins the second half for some, first half for others

Breaking down the Calgary Flames’ final intrasquad scrimmage

For the first time in months, we had live Calgary Flames hockey on Monday night. While it was simply an exhibition game, and it was intrasquad, it sure was great to see the team back on the ice. Kudos to the Flames organization for televising the game, and for the crew on the broadcast doing … Continue reading Breaking down the Calgary Flames’ final intrasquad scrimmage

Flames Sunday Census: Polling how the Calgary Flames should deploy Chris Tanev

Chris Tanev will play a huge role for the Calgary Flames in the upcoming season. Touted for being one of the best defensive defencemen in the league, there will be eyes on him to see if he lives up to his expectations. How will the Flames best utilise him for the upcoming 2020-21 season? We … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Polling how the Calgary Flames should deploy Chris Tanev

Breaking down how the Calgary Flames’ prospects did on loan stints

The ongoing pandemic has created an interesting circumstance: on this side of the pond, most hockey leagues have either not started yet, or had numerous stoppages in play. Across the pond in Europe, most elite leagues have started with teams able to play numerous games. With the AHL, OHL, WHL not playing, and numerous NCAA … Continue reading Breaking down how the Calgary Flames’ prospects did on loan stints

New-look lines at Calgary Flames training camp could indicate opening night combinations

Normally, training camp line combinations shouldn't be taken too seriously, especially in the first few days of camp. However, with this year's camp being just 10 days long, what we see on the ice matters a lot more. Head Coach Geoff Ward has stayed true to his word and looks to be testing out new … Continue reading New-look lines at Calgary Flames training camp could indicate opening night combinations

Creating the Calgary Flames’ New Years resolutions

2020 was not a good year for most things. Between a global pandemic, numerous lockdowns, economic uncertainty, and so much more, there were fewer moments of joy for most than there were in previous years. For the Flames, a similar story emerged. A marginal season ended prematurely, and while they won their first round series … Continue reading Creating the Calgary Flames’ New Years resolutions