Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about

In case you missed it, today is the day that teams officially report to training camp. The majority of the day consisting of fitness testing with on-ice sessions beginning on Friday, but it is still the first official event that signifies it's time to truly start gearing up for the NHL season. The Calgary Flames, … Continue reading Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about

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Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Atlantic Division teams

Earlier this offseason, I made a data visualisation showing the distances of shots and goals for the Calgary Flames. It was fascinating seeing the various types of offence different Flames had, and I wanted to see how the rest of the league fared. Throughout this week, shot and goal distance charts for all 31 teams … Continue reading Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Atlantic Division teams

Pittsburgh Penguins Shot Attempt and Goal Distances. Forwards. Minimum 30 games played, arranged by goals for. Goals indicated by coloured markers. Chart by Bill Tran. thewincolumn.ca. Data from MoneyPuck.com

Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Metropolitan Division teams

Earlier this offseason, I made a data visualisation showing the distances of shots and goals for the Calgary Flames. It was fascinating seeing the various types of offence different Flames had, and I wanted to see how the rest of the league fared. Throughout this week, shot and goal distance charts for all 31 teams … Continue reading Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Metropolitan Division teams

Colorado Avalanche Shot Attempt and Goal Distances. Forwards. Minimum 30 games played, arranged by goals for. Goals indicated by coloured markers. Chart by Bill Tran. thewincolumn.ca. Data from MoneyPuck.com

Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Central Division teams

Earlier this offseason, I made a data visualisation showing the distances of shots and goals for the Calgary Flames. It was fascinating seeing the various types of offence different Flames had, and I wanted to see how the rest of the league fared. Throughout this week, shot and goal distance charts for all 31 teams … Continue reading Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Central Division teams

Vegas Golden Knights Shot Attempt and Goal Distances. Forwards. Minimum 30 games played, arranged by goals for. Goals indicated by coloured markers. Chart by Bill Tran. thewincolumn.ca. Data from MoneyPuck.com

Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Pacific Division teams

Earlier this offseason, I made a data visualisation showing the distances of shots and goals for the Calgary Flames. It was fascinating seeing the various types of offence different Flames had, and I wanted to see how the rest of the league fared. Throughout this week, shot and goal distance charts for all 31 teams … Continue reading Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Pacific Division teams

Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

The dog days of the summer are coming to a close, and the 2019-20 season couldn't come any sooner. With just over a month remaining before training camps get underway, the Calgary Flames' roster looks to be somewhat set. Barring the results of the Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane contracts, the Flames should just have … Continue reading Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 7: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Vancouver Canucks and Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers skate up ice during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 7, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

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