MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 30: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 30, 2021 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Getting thoughts on Calgary’s start to the 2021 season

Sunday Census has been revamped the 2020-21 season, where we'll be posting polls on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram revolving around a central question or theme. Be sure to check out all three platforms to participate in each week's set of polls! Top Duos to begin the season https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1355188956065882112?s=20 Among the options listed, it was a … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Getting thoughts on Calgary’s start to the 2021 season

CALGARY, ALBERTA - JANUARY 18: Nikita Nesterov #89 of the Calgary Flames skates against Tanner Pearson #70 of the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 18, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

The new season is upon us, and I am super excited to debut a new project this year. Friday Flames Notebook will be a weekly column that will come out at the end of every week, and will feature a number of my observations from throughout the week. The subject matter will vary, from analytics … Continue reading Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

Calgary Flames’ defenders Valimaki and Nesterov are off to a promising start to the 2021 season

Heading into the Calgary Flames' 2021 season, one of the team's biggest storylines revolved around Juuso Valimaki. With pedigree as a first round draft pick and coming off a dominant stretch in Liiga, expectations were high for him to make the roster and immediately be an impact player. Where in the depth chart he would … Continue reading Calgary Flames’ defenders Valimaki and Nesterov are off to a promising start to the 2021 season

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

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

Oliver Kylington re-signs with the Calgary Flames, rounding out their 2020-21 roster

Finally, the Calgary Flames have signed Oliver Kylington to his one-year qualifying offer deal. The team brought him back on a two-way deal valued at $787,500, which means Kylington will see a nearly $60,000 increase from him expired entry-level contract. Not only did Kylington have to wait the longest to sign his deal among the … Continue reading Oliver Kylington re-signs with the Calgary Flames, rounding out their 2020-21 roster

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 have big questions to answer on defence

Although there are still at least a couple months until the NHL season gets going, it feels as though the Flames have made many of their big roster moves for this season. With little space left under the cap and with little in the way of movement right now, the Flames seem to have finalized … Continue reading The Calgary Flames have big questions to answer on defence

NHL 21: Breaking down Calgary Flames player ratings

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