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 [...]

TWC Power Rankings: Week 2

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. We officially [...]

Weekly Win Column: Week 2

What a week in the NHL. Most importantly, Jaromir Jagr finally has a home in Calgary (!!!!!) and we couldn't be more excited to have him back and in a Calgary Flames uniform. Alex Ovechkin is still a goal scoring beast, the Toronto Maple Leafs have 15 goals in their first two games, and the [...]

Inside the Boxscore: 2016-2017 NHL Season

With the abundance of metrics tracked in an NHL game nowadays, analyzing and understanding the data itself is a difficult task. With the fluidity in the sport of hockey, many different stats, methods, and models are applied in hopes of providing valuable insight. The challenge in presenting data to promote meaningful discussion is that it [...]

Visualizing Versteeg’s Shootout Prowess using 3D CAD

In Which Versteeg Was Our Biggest Shootout Blessing You can’t reminisce on the 2016-17 season without thinking about just how good Kris Versteeg was for the Calgary Flames in the shootout. A dreaded way to end any hockey game, Versteeg took matters into his own hands and put on shows that made staying until the [...]

Top 5 NHL Imposters: The Born Identity

In sports, trades are inevitable. There is a good chance your favourite player on your favourite team will one day play for another team. But what happens when a player plays for different country? Pride and glory for one nation, heartbreak for another. There are few pains greater than seeing the wrong flag draped over [...]