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

The Flames are set to lose a key player in the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Calgary Flames have been busy this offseason re-tooling and re-vamping their roster in hopes of a Stanley Cup push in the 2020-21 season. On paper, the team looks to be deeply improved compared to how they finished at the end of last season. Time will tell just exactly how much the team has improved, … Continue reading The Flames are set to lose a key player in the Seattle Expansion Draft

NHL 21: Breaking down Calgary Flames player ratings

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Jeremie Poirier could be a steal for the Flames from the 2020 Draft

The Calgary Flames have developed somewhat of a knack for finding high-end offensive defencemen in the second and third rounds of the draft during the Brad Treliving era. In recent years they’ve selected Rasmus Andersson, Oliver Kylington, and Adam Fox, all whom have developed into NHL players. This year was no different. With the 72nd … Continue reading Jeremie Poirier could be a steal for the Flames from the 2020 Draft

Exploring how Rasmus Andersson might fare as a top pair defenseman

Since being drafted in the second round in 2015, Rasmus Andersson's career has been on an upward trajectory. The 23-year-old is entering his third full season and he is undoubtedly the top choice on the right side of the Flames' blueline. But how does he stack up among top pairing defenders league-wide? First, let's compare … Continue reading Exploring how Rasmus Andersson might fare as a top pair defenseman

A look at what Chris Tanev brings to the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames haven't made the earth shaking trades many expected after their first-round exit at the hands of the Dallas Stars, but there have been substantial changes to the roster through free agency. Last season was the year of signing ex-Oilers, and this year seems to have followed a similar script, except this time … Continue reading A look at what Chris Tanev brings to the Calgary Flames

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Flames’ first day of Free Agency

The offseason has been an absolute whirlwind thus far. After the 2020 NHL Entry Draft was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, teams were right back in action at the start of Free Agent Frenzy on Friday. Without a courting period as we have seen in previous seasons, teams were left to wait to the 12PM … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Flames’ first day of Free Agency

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 20: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his power play goal against the Dallas Stars with teammates during the first period of Game Six of the Western Conference First Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 20, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Film Room: Why Johnny Gaudreau should stop shooting from bad angles

By his standards, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau struggled for much of 2019-20 regular season as well as the playoffs. Among the very tough decisions the club will have to make this season will be whether or not to continue building around the talented forward who was once considered to be the bedrock of the … Continue reading Flames Film Room: Why Johnny Gaudreau should stop shooting from bad angles