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

Calgary Flames interim head coach Geoff Ward

A look at the Calgary Flames’ performance under Geoff Ward

Geoff Ward has had a long and eventful career as a coach. With stops in the CHL, ECHL, 2nd Bundesliga (now the DEL2), DEL, and AHL, he finally got his chance in the NHL as an assistant with the Boston Bruins in 2007. He stuck with the Bruins until 2015, and in that time he … Continue reading A look at the Calgary Flames’ performance under Geoff Ward

The Calgary Flames are amassing depth at all positions

In a flat cap world, every dollar and every contract matters. The Calgary Flames were fortunate to have almost $17 million to spend this free agency period, and they've gone out and bolstered their depth at every single position. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars showed how important good depth is in their run … Continue reading The Calgary Flames are amassing depth at all positions

Exploring how Rasmus Andersson might fare as a top pair defenseman

Since being drafted in the second round in 2015, Rasmus Andersson's career has been on an upward trajectory. The 23-year-old is entering his third full season and he is undoubtedly the top choice on the right side of the Flames' blueline. But how does he stack up among top pairing defenders league-wide? First, let's compare … Continue reading Exploring how Rasmus Andersson might fare as a top pair defenseman

Breaking down how great Andrew Mangiapane is for the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames crossed another to-do list item off and it was a big one. Andrew Mangiapane just re-signed a two year deal with an AAV of $2.425 million. His most recent season saw him putting up 32 points, 29 of which were at 5v5. Even more impressively, he did much of this while playing … Continue reading Breaking down how great Andrew Mangiapane is for the Calgary Flames

Evaluating what the Calgary Flames have in Jacob Markstrom

The Calgary Flames went out on Free Agent Frenzy and got their starting goaltender in Jacob Markstrom. A bona fide starter on a long-term deal for the first time since Miikka Kiprusoff, the signing of Markstrom brought waves of euphoria among Flames fans and Elias Lindholms alike. While the Flames had an excellent run with … Continue reading Evaluating what the Calgary Flames have in Jacob Markstrom

What should the Flames do with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan?

Much of the talk around the Calgary Flames since their first round playoff exit has been around the need for them to shake up their top line. Specifically, there have been calls about the Flames needing to trade Johnny Gaudreau or Sean Monahan. Since becoming a full-time presence in the NHL in the 2014-15 season, … Continue reading What should the Flames do with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan?

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - SEPTEMBER 08: A general view is seen of warm-up before Game Two of the Western Conference Final of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Dallas Stars and the Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Place on September 08, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Comparing the stats behind the East and West Conference Finals

Two different series, two different stories. Both the East and West Conference Finals are now four games deep, and both have one team on the brink of the Stanley Cup Final and the other team on the brink of elimination heading into their respective Game Fives. Of the four teams still in it, only the … Continue reading Comparing the stats behind the East and West Conference Finals

Breaking down Mark Giordano’s struggles in the 2020 Playoffs

After a back and forth affair on Sunday afternoon, the Flames now find themselves tied at two games a piece in their Round 1 series against the Dallas Stars. It's been quite the roller coaster ride for the team in the four games played, and it's safe to say that there are still many areas … Continue reading Breaking down Mark Giordano’s struggles in the 2020 Playoffs