The ongoing pandemic has created an interesting circumstance: on this side of the pond, most hockey leagues have either not started yet, or had numerous stoppages in play. Across the pond in Europe, most elite leagues have started with teams able to play numerous games. With the AHL, OHL, WHL not playing, and numerous NCAA … Continue reading Breaking down how the Calgary Flames’ prospects did on loan stints
We are at about the midway point of the group stage of the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships, with every team having played at least two of their group stage matches. At this point, some major storylines are emerging around players on each team, with certain players standing out positively, others seeming less good than … Continue reading How likely is it for players at the World Juniors to make the NHL?
Finally, the Calgary Flames have signed Oliver Kylington to his one-year qualifying offer deal. The team brought him back on a two-way deal valued at $787,500, which means Kylington will see a nearly $60,000 increase from him expired entry-level contract. Not only did Kylington have to wait the longest to sign his deal among the … Continue reading Oliver Kylington re-signs with the Calgary Flames, rounding out their 2020-21 roster
This year, Flames fans will have lots to look forward to at the World Juniors. Four Flames prospects will be representing their respective countries in this year's tournament, a big jump from just Dustin Wolf on Team USA last year. This year, Wolf will be back with the Americans. Representing Team Canada will be 2019 … Continue reading What to look out for when watching the four Calgary Flames prospects at the World Juniors
About a year ago, TWC did a breakdown for every team in the NHL based on nationality. A lot has changed in the league since then, so we decided to update that post for the 2019-20 season, based on rosters heading into the holiday roster freeze. Hockey is globally known as "Canada's game", and while … Continue reading Breaking down each NHL team’s roster by nationality – 2020
A 2020 update of this breakdown can be found here. About a year ago, TWC did a breakdown for every team in the NHL based on the acquisition method used to acquire each player on their roster. It was interesting to see how different teams chose to use one method over another, and how that … Continue reading Breaking down each team’s roster by nationality
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
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 … Continue reading Top 5 NHL Imposters: The Born Identity