Hot Take Tuesday: Restructuring the Flames’ power play units

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the … Continue reading Hot Take Tuesday: Restructuring the Flames’ power play units

Entry into the Triple Gold Club is reserved for a lucky few

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

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Johnny Gaudreau #13 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Revisiting The Win Column’s Calgary Flames over/under predictions at the All-Star break

At the start of the 2018-19 season, we put out The Win Column's over/under predictions for this year's iteration of the Calgary Flames. As Johnny Gaudreau is spending his weekend in San Jose to participate in the 2019 All-Star Game, let's take a look at which predictions are holding true and which are probably doomed. … Continue reading Revisiting The Win Column’s Calgary Flames over/under predictions at the All-Star break

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 25: Pittsburgh Penguins Right Wing Phil Kessel #81 celebrates a goal with teammates against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game on October 25, 2018 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

About Last Night #10: Flames play historically pathetic game in 9-1 blowout loss to Penguins

The Calgary Flames returned home after a short road trip out east to face the Pittsburgh Penguins at home. Coming off three uninspiring performances, two of which saw them get hopelessly outplayed by lesser opponents, they set out to rebound against the powerhouse Penguins and stay above .500. If you've made it this far, I commend … Continue reading About Last Night #10: Flames play historically pathetic game in 9-1 blowout loss to Penguins

Data visualization of goals and assists from Canadian NHL hockey players based on geographic birthplace

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Every season, more and more players from different countries pack their bags and lace their skates to play in the NHL. What once was a sport that was heavily saturated with Canadians, is now a league filled with players from around the world. In 2017-18, Canadians made up 45.3% of the league; the third consecutive … Continue reading Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Johnny Gaudreau and Brad Marchand pose for a picture at the All Star Game in Columbus

Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

The NHL has a longstanding reputation of being a tough league. Players were always lauded for their size, grit and toughness. A set of grinders was seen as an essential part of every team’s lineup, despite their ability to actually play the game of hockey. If they generated a fight, that was a roster spot … Continue reading Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

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 … Continue reading About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #13