VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 7: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Vancouver Canucks and Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers skate up ice during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 7, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

As the old saying goes, if you're building your team through free agency - you're probably doing it wrong. Sure, on July 1st there is always a huge opportunity for teams to make improvements by signing available free agents. Some come as big ticket players, while others come as depth signings, both inked for the … Continue reading A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

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Pekka Rinne celebrates a win in Nashville

Active NHL goaltenders and their tendency to earn shutouts

Jonathan Quick recently recorded his 300th career win after 575 games played. As if that milestone wasn't enough to earn applaud, his 300th win was also his 51st shutout. That's works out to one shutout for every six starts over his career, which equates to earning a shutout in 17.0% of all his wins. Photo … Continue reading Active NHL goaltenders and their tendency to earn shutouts

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Pacific Division from Weeks 1 through 9.

TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

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

About Last Night #28: Flames storm back against the Blue Jackets in an absolute barn burner

The final leg of the Flames' annual fathers trip was an absolute wild one. Coming off their grinding win against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Flames and their fathers were in for a much greater emotional roller-coaster on Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. In what was originally projected to be a showdown between two of … Continue reading About Last Night #28: Flames storm back against the Blue Jackets in an absolute barn burner

Sunday Census: Goalies, rookies, and the Pacific Division

Welcome to The Win Column's newest weekly feature: Sunday Census. Throughout the week, TWC will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base's stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the … Continue reading Sunday Census: Goalies, rookies, and the Pacific Division

About Last Night #21: Feeling Blue in Ohio

It was a night to forget for the Calgary Flames as they fell 1-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in overtime. After appearing nearly unbeatable in extra time the last few seasons, a costly TJ Brodie turnover led to the only goal of the game, reducing the Flames' overtime record to 12-3 over the last … Continue reading About Last Night #21: Feeling Blue in Ohio

About Last Night #20: Capital Domination

Other than allowing a goal to Lars Eller just 62 seconds into the contest, the Flames completely dominated the Washington Capitals last night, earning a 4-1 victory. Johnny Gaudreau scored on a partial break to tie the game early in the first period and there was no looking back for the Flames. Gaudreau extended his … Continue reading About Last Night #20: Capital Domination