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  1. Ryan O'Reilly is the top center to pursue at the trade deadline -...

    Rob Vollman

    With the NHL trade deadline looming on March 2, Rob Vollman examines the centers that could be dealt, and finds that Ryan O'Reilly is the best available -- by far. Will O'Reilly land with a Cup contender or a rebuilding team?

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  2. Jaromir Jagr among top wingers to pursue at the trade deadline - ...

    Rob Vollman

    With the NHL trade deadline looming on March 2, Rob Vollman examines the market for wingers, with Jaromir Jagr, Jiri Tlusty and Curtis Glencross among the options.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  3. Zbynek Michalek among top defensemen worth pursuing at the trade ...

    Rob Vollman

    With the NHL trade deadline looming on March 2, Rob Vollman identifies the top defensemen worth pursuing for teams looking to add to their blue-line depth. The list is led by Coyotes blueliner Zbynek Michalek.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2015
  4. Links from around the rink - Feb. 9

    Doug Mittler

    Back in September, ESPN.com's Craig Custance wrote about how the new wave of analytics has gone well beyond roster construction and is having a big impact on in-game strategy. Serious hockey fans see the value of poring over advanced data, and the...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  5. Debating the NHL best-by-age list

    Craig Custance

    Sometimes, there's a question with no correct answer. For instance, who is the best 29-year-old hockey player in the NHL? Rob Vollman, ESPN Insider's analytics expert, tried to tackle that one, as well as the best at every other age in a series o...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  6. The most valuable players in the NHL at every age - 30-plus

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman uses advanced metrics to identify the top NHL players at every age; this file includes picks for ages 30 and up.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2015
  7. The most valuable players in the NHL at every age - 18 to 23

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman uses advanced metrics to identify the top NHL players at every age; this file includes picks for ages 18 through 23.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2015
  8. The most valuable players in the NHL at every age - 24 to 29

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman uses advanced metrics to identify the top NHL player at every age; this file includes picks for ages 24 through 29.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2015
  9. Chicago's latest trade subtle, yet strong

    Craig Custance

    Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman was chatting about the franchise's use of analytics for ESPN The Magazine's coming analytics issue when the topic of using advanced stats for trade analysis came up. Bowman is always careful about revealing too mu...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  10. Selke Trophy appears to be Patrice Bergeron's to lose - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Coming out of the NHL All-Star break, Rob Vollman handicaps the race for the 2014-15 Selke Trophy. Will Patrice Bergeron make it three wins in four seasons? Who will mount the most serious case against him?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
  11. Midseason picks and projections for Hart, Norris, Vezina, Calder,...

    Rob Vollman

    Heading into the All-Star break, Rob Vollman analyzes the field for five of the NHL's major awards -- the Hart, Norris, Vezina, Calder and Ross trophies -- and predicts who will win each at season's end.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2015
  12. The impact of injuries is vastly overrated - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Despite high totals in the man-games lost metric, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Anaheim Ducks are not far off their expected pace in standings points. That's not surprising, as Rob Vollman explains using advanced metrics.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2015
  13. Edmonton Oilers would be crazy to trade Taylor Hall -- NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Despite plenty of interest, the Edmonton Oilers should hold on to potential franchise player Taylor Hall, Rob Vollman writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  14. Pekka Rinne tops ranking of workhorse goaltenders - NHL

    Matthew Coller

    Which NHL goalies have played the highest percentage of their team's games this season? Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus identifies the top 11, and assesses whether the backup should be playing more in each case.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  15. Buyer's guide to Coyotes, Sabres, Hurricanes and Oilers - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    As the trade rumor mill ramps up, which players on the teams at the bottom of the standings should be targeted by the contenders? Rob Vollman examines.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  16. How the Los Angeles Kings can improve their possession, results -...

    Rob Vollman

    The Los Angeles Kings are not posting good possession numbers this season, and their results in the standings aren't very good, either. Rob Vollman examines why that is, and what can be done to fix it.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014