Tim Barnes Has His Day With The Stanley Cup in Calgary, Alberta

Thursday, October 25 was Tim Barne’s (aka Vic Ferrari) day with the Stanley Cup in Calgary, Alberta. Barnes is the Director of Hockey Analytics for the Capitals.   (Reminder, you can find links to each and every “day with the Stanley Cup” that have already occurred right here.) 

Tim Barnes is an engineer by trade, who graduated from the University in Calgary in 1989. Prior to joining the Capitals, he worked in the oil & gas, petrochemical, and rotating equipment industries on both the engineering and commercial aspects, and in the finance industry in securities trading.

In addition, Barnes was one of hockey’s early analytics bloggers and founder of the timeonice.com hockey analytics data resource. He also created the hocky blog “Irreverent Oilers Fans”. Both online sites went dormant in 2014 when Barnes began advising NHL teams. He is currently the Director of Hockey Analytics for the Washington Capitals.

The idea for quantifying puck possession through shot attempts originally came from Barnes, who posted his work online under the screen name “Vic Ferrari”. (Taken from the late Andy Kaufman, whose alternate personality was called Vic Ferrari).

Barnes coined the possession term “Corsi,” naming the stat after Buffalo Sabres goaltending coach Jim Corsi. More on Barnes/Ferrari here.

In true “Vic Ferrari” fashion, not much is known about the events he held on his day with the Stanley Cup. Here’s what we could find.

1600 World Bier House, Calgary, Alberta

Matt Fenwick, Of Corsi/Fenwick and hockey blogging fame was invited by Tim to celebrate the day.

Private Party



Tim Ohashi
Woody Leydig
John Carlson
Dave Marin
Alex Ovechkin
Michal Kempny
Jakub Vrana
Steve Bowman
Mark Nemish
Chris Patrick
Rob Tillotson
Dick Patrick
Brian MacLellan
Matt Niskanen
Jason Serbus
T.J. Oshie
Todd Reirden
Michael Booi
Madison Bowey
Ross Mahoney
Braden Holtby
Brett Leonhardt
Brock Myles
Scott Murray
Tom Wilson
Devante Smith-Pelly
Lars Eller
Andre Burakovsky
Christian Djoos
Nicklas Backstrom
Philipp Grubauer
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Dmitry Orlov
Brett Connolly
Jay Beagle
Barry Trotz
Chandler Stephenson
Chandler Stephenson/Humboldt
Sergey Kocharov
Lane Lambert
Cleo Bates
Blaine Forsythe
Brooks Orpik
Ray Straccia
Ted Leonsis
Alex Chiasson
Steve Richmond
John Walton/Mitch Korn
Jeremy Sinton
Don Fishman
Kris Wagner
Jason Fitzsimmons
A.J. Toews
Olie Kolzig

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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