Weekly Win Column: Week 1

Well, hockey fans, we’re finally here. The 2016-17 NHL season is upon us after yet another grueling offseason. Sure, there’s the draft and free agency, but we’re glad that real hockey is back, even if it means we won’t see Jaromir Jagr wear an NHL uniform this year - though we’re still hopeful. This season,…

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Another Flames Fan in a Foreign Fan Base

I guess the cat is out of the bag, I am joining The Athletic. Perfect, now that I have your attention please let me introduce myself. My name is John MacKinnon and I am beyond ecstatic to be able to start contributing to The Win Column. Now probably 99.9% of you who would be reading…

Top 5 NHL Imposters: The Born Identity

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…