The all-Canadian division talk has been in hockey news circles for many weeks. The big reason for this being travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for anybody who crosses the border, and it looks increasingly like an all-Canadian division will exist in the 2020-21 NHL season. A wrinkle that hasn't been talked about nearly enough is … Continue reading Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21
During the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, 217 players were selected. It took all the way until the 214th pick, nearly at the end of the seven round before goaltender Dustin Wolf was selected by the Calgary Flames. After his 2018-19 campaign with the Everett Silvertips, Wolf's resume was as impressive as they come for goaltenders. … Continue reading Dustin Wolf on training hard and making the Calgary Flames roster as soon as possible
In case you missed it, today is the day that teams officially report to training camp. The majority of the day consisting of fitness testing with on-ice sessions beginning on Friday, but it is still the first official event that signifies it's time to truly start gearing up for the NHL season. The Calgary Flames, … Continue reading Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about
The Calgary Flames found a gem of a goaltender in David Rittich. Despite only playing 52 career games, he's had a rapid ascent into the hearts of many fans, earning the nickname "Big Save Dave" as he backstopped the Flames to victory time and time again this season. With Rittich's campaign going so well, comparisons … Continue reading From Kipper to Ritter: How have the Flames managed their starting goalies?
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
What a week in the NHL. The Vadim Shipachyov saga has finally concluded with his repayment of his $2M signing bonus and a "voluntary" retirement from the NHL. His frustration and apparent feud with the Vegas Golden Knights is unlikely to blow over just yet, however. After returning to Russia, Shipachyov sounded off about how … Continue reading Weekly Win Column: Week 7
When Brad Treliving signed his multi-year extension this past summer, Calgary Flames fans rejoiced in a collective happy dance. The heir to the Boston Pizza kingdom has served more than his fair share of mouthwatering cap-friendly contracts, and delivered on his promise of making the Flames competitive again. He gave us Dougie Hamilton and Travis … Continue reading Why the Calgary Flames’ Window is Wide Open