Arena Attendance Series Recap

  Click on the image for the full size! If you've followed along on the Arena Attendance Series, I hope you've enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts at @mrbilltran or @wincolumnblog.   Read the whole series, including more detailed charts, here: Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division Arena Attendance Series Part…

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Arena Attendance Series Part 3: The Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division, home to the last three Stanley Cup winners, has been as competitive as ever. In 2017-18, the Metropolitan took five of eight Eastern Conference playoff spots. The Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Philadelphia Flyers locking in the top Metropolitan seeds, while the Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils snuck right into…

The history of NHL final scores

Throughout the history of the NHL, 55,465 regular season games and 4,334 playoff games have been played. The league will see its 60,000 game in early November this coming season. How exactly can the entire history of the league be shown in just a few charts? Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) recently posted some baseball charts detailing…

The curious case of the Detroit Red Wings’ roster

Yesterday, Karim (@karimkurji) broke down NHL team rosters based on how each team obtained their players. One team in particular raised some eyebrows: As of today, the Detroit Red Wings currently ice zero players acquired via a trade.That’s not to say Ken Holland hasn't been busy — the Red Wings have made 10 trades since…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 9 – Holiday Wish List Edition

The Win Column Power Rankings is a weekly feature that will highlight the current rankings of all the NHL teams during that specific week. While their place in the standings will be taken into affect, each team’s’ weekly performances will have the greater effect on how high, or low, they end up ranking. It's officially…

Weekly Win Column: Week 7

What a week in the NHL. The Vadim Shipachyov saga has finally concluded with his repayment of his $2M signing bonus and a "voluntary" retirement from the NHL. His frustration and apparent feud with the Vegas Golden Knights is unlikely to blow over just yet, however. After returning to Russia, Shipachyov sounded off about how…

About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #14

Opponent Sunday:  New Jersey Devils @ CGY Result  The Calgary Flames recovered from another rough start to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in a shootout. Mike Smith probably had his worst game as a Flame, yet still made several incredible saves to bail out his teammates during a less than stellar first period. This…

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #13

Opponent     Thursday:  Pittsburgh Penguins @ CGY Result  As both teams were tied in a scoreless contest with less than five minutes remaining in regulation, Kris Versteeg was sitting on the bench already thinking up what move he was going to try on Tristan Jarry in the shootout. Whenever the Calgary Flames play the…

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #12

Opponent Sunday: Washington Capitals @ CGY Result  After losing four of their past five games, the Calgary Flames were in dire need of a positive outing for their Halloween game against the Washington Capitals. Small tweaks were made to the group to address Friday's listless effort, mainly by the reinsertion of Brett Kulak and Curtis Lazar…

Weekly Win Column: Week 4

What a week in the NHL. Erik Karlsson returned and to nobody's surprise is back to dominating the league. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are the NHL's clear dynamic duo, sitting first and second in overall point production. The New Jersey Devils sit atop the Metropolitan Division, looking down at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington…