Winnipeg Jets Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames’ and Jets’ season series

With the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets kicking off their seasons tonight, its time to look at what Flames fans can expect from this matchup in 2021. Last year the teams met only once in the regular season, outdoors at Mosaic Stadium, where the Flames lost 2-1 in overtime. Then, in the qualifying round, the … Continue reading Winnipeg Jets Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames’ and Jets’ season series

NHL North Division 2021 Travel Breakdown Infographic. The total kilometres travelled and total trips are counted for Canadian Teams for the 2020-21 season.

NHL North Division 2021 travel breakdown

The NHL is set to return to competitive action this week. Teams are either winding down their training camps, or in some unfortunate cases are back in quarantine. Undoubtedly, there are many challenges associated with starting a regular season while the pandemic is yet to be under control. As spectators, we can only hope those … Continue reading NHL North Division 2021 travel breakdown

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)

NHL Fantasy: Impact of the unique schedule on the 2021 fantasy hockey season

The NHL season is less than a week away which means many of us have fantasy drafts coming up this weekend. This year, The Win Column will be providing comprehensive fantasy coverage on a weekly basis and our first installment of the season focuses on the schedule. This year's NHL schedule is, in a word, … Continue reading NHL Fantasy: Impact of the unique schedule on the 2021 fantasy hockey season

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

How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?

We are at about the midway point of the group stage of the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships, with every team having played at least two of their group stage matches. At this point, some major storylines are emerging around players on each team, with certain players standing out positively, others seeming less good than … Continue reading How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?

Everything you need to know about the changes for the 2021 NHL season

With the flurry of news coming out about the details of the coming NHL season, its been hard to keep track of some of the finer points. Aside from the exciting prospect of a chaos-filled all-Canadian division, there will be a lot of other changes. Here is a quick breakdown of the changes for next … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the changes for the 2021 NHL season

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

Zach Werenski defends John Tavares in the NHL return to play

Using expected goals to identify five players to avoid in fantasy this year

Continued news of the NHL season potentially starting in January brings with it the fantasy hockey season as well. With training camps expected to open after Christmas, fantasy drafts and preparations will be fast approaching. This brings the annual tradition of scouring through rankings and lists to find the best sleepers to gain an advantage … Continue reading Using expected goals to identify five players to avoid in fantasy this year

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