Getting into the Triple Gold Club in hockey is a coveted achievement, marking the occasion when a hockey player earns all three of an Olympic gold medal, World Championship gold medal, and of course, the Stanley Cup. Earlier this week, Nathan Yau of FlowingData released a data visualisation of EGOT winners, marking the year that … Continue reading Entry into the Triple Gold Club is reserved for a lucky few
The 2018-19 NHL season is rapidly approaching the mid-way mark. Stanley Cup favourites have differentiated themselves from the rest of the league, the foggy playoff picture has cleared up more and more with each passing game, and all the same, anything can happen by the end of the regular season. Now is a good a … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary
It was marijuana legalization day in Canada, and apparently the Boston Bruins thought it would be a great idea to hop across the border to get lit up by the Calgary Flames. All joking aside, the Bruins entered last night's contest as one of the league's best teams. The Flames, coming off of a marvelous … Continue reading About Last Night #6: Flames light up Bruins to reach 4-2-0 record
When Jarome Iginla was traded from the Calgary Flames in 2013, a hole was left both on and off the ice. He wore the “C” for over 10 years, was firmly integrated into the greater Calgary community, and was the quintessential embodiment of a leader. Besides being a highly accomplished hockey player, he was a … Continue reading O Captain! My Captain! – Who Wears the Flames’ “C” Next?
It’s been a slow summer for RFAs. Many notable players from around the league remain unsigned, including breakout stars from last season Leon Draisaitl, Alexander Wennberg and David Pastrnak. The long negotiations between these players and their teams are almost surely linked to the nature of their success last year, potential lockout-proofing, and waiting for … Continue reading Pursuing Pastrnak: What a Trade with Calgary Could Look Like