Two years ago, Derek Ryan had a great season for the Flames. Playing alongside Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane for a good portion of the year, Ryan gave the team a legitimate fourth line that was at times a real weapon for the team. Last season, his production dropped slightly, although not significantly, and Ryan … Continue reading Does it make sense for the Calgary Flames to trade Derek Ryan?
As the old saying goes, if you're building your team through free agency - you're probably doing it wrong. Sure, on July 1st there is always a huge opportunity for teams to make improvements by signing available free agents. Some come as big ticket players, while others come as depth signings, both inked for the … Continue reading A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel
After months of speculation, countless mock trades, and finally a few hours spent constantly refreshing Twitter, the 2019 NHL trade deadline has come and gone. As of 1 p.m. MST today, teams are now unable to engage in any further transactions for the remainder of the season. This year saw many big names traded extremely … Continue reading Assessing the trade deadline for the Calgary Flames
The 2018-19 NHL season is rapidly approaching the mid-way mark. Stanley Cup favourites have differentiated themselves from the rest of the league, the foggy playoff picture has cleared up more and more with each passing game, and all the same, anything can happen by the end of the regular season. Now is a good a … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary
The Win Column Power Rankings is a weekly feature that will highlight the current rankings of all the NHL teams during that specific week. While their place in the standings will be taken into affect, each team’s’ weekly performances will have the greater effect on how high, or low, they end up ranking. It's officially … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 9 – Holiday Wish List Edition
The Win Column Power Rankings is a weekly feature that will highlight the current rankings of all the NHL teams during that specific week. While their place in the standings will be taken into affect, each team's’ weekly performances will have the greater effect on how high, or low, they end up ranking. We officially … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 2
It’s been a slow summer for RFAs. Many notable players from around the league remain unsigned, including breakout stars from last season Leon Draisaitl, Alexander Wennberg and David Pastrnak. The long negotiations between these players and their teams are almost surely linked to the nature of their success last year, potential lockout-proofing, and waiting for … Continue reading Pursuing Pastrnak: What a Trade with Calgary Could Look Like