Does it make sense for the Calgary Flames to trade Derek Ryan?

Two years ago, Derek Ryan had a great season for the Flames. Playing alongside Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane for a good portion of the year, Ryan gave the team a legitimate fourth line that was at times a real weapon for the team. Last season, his production dropped slightly, although not significantly, and Ryan … Continue reading Does it make sense for the Calgary Flames to trade Derek Ryan?

Assessing the rumours and moves the Calgary Flames didn’t make during free agency

The Calgary Flames made a number of moves over the past week since the completion of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. They lost a number of lineup regulars from last season, while also adding a number one goaltender in Jacob Markstrom and a solid defensive defenseman in Chris Tanev. There were handful of other decisions … Continue reading Assessing the rumours and moves the Calgary Flames didn’t make during free agency

The Calgary Flames should trade for Kyle Palmieri

For years, the Calgary Flames have had a hole on the right side of their forward group. The acquisition of Elias Lindholm tempered that gap for a few seasons, putting up a career high in production his first year in Calgary. The trio of him with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan was unstoppable in 2018-19, … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should trade for Kyle Palmieri

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

Johnny Gaudreau poses with the Lady Byng Trophy he won in 2017.

Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL

When the Calgary Flames selected Johnny Gaudreau 104th overall in the 2011 Draft, they had no idea how big of an impact he would make in the NHL. Listed generously at 5’-9” and 175 pounds, the 2018 version of Gaudreau is, if you can believe it, bigger, and stronger than the one who slipped on … Continue reading Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL

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

TWC Power Rankings: Week 9 – Holiday Wish List Edition

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. It's officially … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 9 – Holiday Wish List Edition

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 … Continue reading About Last Night: Thoughts from Game #14