Arena Attendance Series Recap

  Click on the image for the full size! If you've followed along on the Arena Attendance Series, I hope you've enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts at @mrbilltran or @wincolumnblog.   Read the whole series, including more detailed charts, here: Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division Arena Attendance Series Part…

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Arena Attendance Series Part 3: The Metropolitan Division

The Metropolitan Division, home to the last three Stanley Cup winners, has been as competitive as ever. In 2017-18, the Metropolitan took five of eight Eastern Conference playoff spots. The Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Philadelphia Flyers locking in the top Metropolitan seeds, while the Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils snuck right into…

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…

About Last Night #20: Capital Domination

Other than allowing a goal to Lars Eller just 62 seconds into the contest, the Flames completely dominated the Washington Capitals last night, earning a 4-1 victory. Johnny Gaudreau scored on a partial break to tie the game early in the first period and there was no looking back for the Flames. Gaudreau extended his…

About Last *Afternoon* #19: Monahan Scores Hatty against Elliott

The Flames found themselves in a 3-1 hole at the end of the first period, but managed to battle back to beat the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime yesterday afternoon. This was the first time ex-Flames goaltender Brian Elliott faced his old teammates, and was burned for five goals in the Flyers loss. Mike Smith made his…

Weekly Win Column: Week 7

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…

About Last Night: Thoughts From Game #12

Opponent Sunday: Washington Capitals @ CGY Result  After losing four of their past five games, the Calgary Flames were in dire need of a positive outing for their Halloween game against the Washington Capitals. Small tweaks were made to the group to address Friday's listless effort, mainly by the reinsertion of Brett Kulak and Curtis Lazar…

Weekly Win Column: Week 4

What a week in the NHL. Erik Karlsson returned and to nobody's surprise is back to dominating the league. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are the NHL's clear dynamic duo, sitting first and second in overall point production. The New Jersey Devils sit atop the Metropolitan Division, looking down at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington…

Weekly Win Column: Week 3

What a week in the NHL. The Vegas Golden Knights finally earned their first loss in franchise history, the last team to shed undefeated status. Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin are still scoring lots of goals, and the Edmonton Oilers look like a shadow of the team who shutout the Calgary Flames on day one.…

TWC Power Rankings: Week 2

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. We officially…