Dillon Dube (Calgary Flames) talks hockey with The Win Column (thewincolumn.ca) in an interview. Featured image depicts a mock up of Dube in a video call setting.

New top-line winger Dillon Dube talks about why he’s ready to play a big role this year for the Flames

In the Calgary Flames' season opener against the Winnipeg Jets last night, the team that was sent over the boards looked significantly different from the one fans last saw in the 2020 playoffs. Of course, the offseason brought with it several important personnel changes, including a trio of former Vancouver Canucks and a new all-star … Continue reading New top-line winger Dillon Dube talks about why he’s ready to play a big role this year for the Flames

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

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 17: Milan Lucic #17 of the Calgary Flames in action against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 17, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Analyzing the best and worst contracts on the Calgary Flames using production per dollar spent

We live in a salary cap world. Every player in the modern NHL is judged not strictly on their play, but on their play relative to their salary. Certain players will score 15 goals and be highly sought after budget players, while many former superstars can still play in the league, but are knocked for … Continue reading Analyzing the best and worst contracts on the Calgary Flames using production per dollar spent

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

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

The Calgary Flames returned to practice after the NHL paused for the COVID-19 pandemic

Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21

The all-Canadian division talk has been in hockey news circles for many weeks. The big reason for this being travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for anybody who crosses the border, and it looks increasingly like an all-Canadian division will exist in the 2020-21 NHL season. A wrinkle that hasn't been talked about nearly enough is … Continue reading Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21

The Calgary Flames should consider shuffling their forward lines for more balanced scoring

There is an ongoing debate across the league around how best to organize lines. Does it make more sense for teams to stack their top players on the same line like David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron in Boston, or Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, and Mikko Rantanen in Colorado? Or, is it better to … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should consider shuffling their forward lines for more balanced scoring