Flames Visual Recap 3: Flames comeback with a torching second period, win second straight over Canucks

The Calgary Flames got off to a shaky start against the Vancouver Canucks, but after the first period, they came out ablaze in the second and never looked back. Johnny Gaudreau, Mikael Backlund, and Elias Lindholm scored three straight goals in the second frame. In the third, Mark Giordano added a power play goal and … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 3: Flames comeback with a torching second period, win second straight over Canucks

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

2021 Calgary Flames milestone tracker

Although it is a shortened season, there are a number of Flames who will be looking to break some significant career milestones this season. Some are looking for individual milestones of games played, goals, or assists, while others are looking to move up the Flames' all time record chart. Individual milestones Games played Still young … Continue reading 2021 Calgary Flames milestone tracker

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

If Santa and his reindeer were Calgary Flames players

With Christmas upon us and hockey season just weeks away, Flames fans have so many things to be thankful for. For some, Santa and his reindeer delivered Blasty Jerseys and left them under the tree, while for others, he left nothing more than a lump of coal. The iconic image of Santa and his nine … Continue reading If Santa and his reindeer were Calgary Flames players

Violin scatterplots and boxplots of Johnny Gaudreau's (Calgary Flames) shot and goal distributions from 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Why the Calgary Flames’ best players regressed last season and how they can rebound in 2020-21

It was no secret that the Calgary Flames of 2019-20 were far, far away from what they were in 2018-19. A big part of that was due to their top players going from all posting career seasons to all simultaneously dropping off. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, and Mark Giordano were just … Continue reading Why the Calgary Flames’ best players regressed last season and how they can rebound in 2020-21

What the Calgary Flames should do with Travis Hamonic

There is a new rumour afoot. As reported by Bob Marjanovich on TSN1040 in Vancouver, Travis Hamonic's name is on the radar of a few NHL teams, specifically the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks. For unknown reasons, the tweet posted by TSN1040 earlier today that garnered quite a lot of interest has since been deleted. … Continue reading What the Calgary Flames should do with Travis Hamonic

A look back at the Calgary Flames’ record versus other Canadian teams

The all-Canadian division is here! This week, we've heard many reports of the NHL returning in mid-January 2021, with a complete divisional realignment due to differing COVID-19 restrictions across Canada and the United States. The new divisional alignment includes the long rumoured all-Canadian division, merging former Pacific Division teams the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and … Continue reading A look back at the Calgary Flames’ record versus other Canadian teams

Evaluating how the Calgary Flames will do in a 56 game regular season based on past results

The NHL looks to be on the cusp of returning, according to reports this week. ESPN's Greg Wyshynski announced the NHL was looking at a 56 game schedule for the 2020-21 season to begin on January 13th. https://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/1336358018053791744 The Athletic's Pierre Lebrun followed up with a report that a temporary realignment would happen as well, … Continue reading Evaluating how the Calgary Flames will do in a 56 game regular season based on past results

Data visualisation: Calgary Flames 2019-20 shot attempt and goal distances in feet. Shot distributions of defencemen with a minimum of 30 games played are shown using beeswarm plots.

Visualising Calgary Flames shot attempts and goal distances from 2019-20

In terms of their on-ice product, the Calgary Flames took a few steps back in the 2019-20 season after an all-around stellar performance in 2018-19. Despite both the on-ice and off-ice issues that they faced, they still competed in the 2020 postseason. After a first round exit to the Dallas Stars, the Flames sought to … Continue reading Visualising Calgary Flames shot attempts and goal distances from 2019-20