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  1. Why Phil Kessel-type deals involving future first-round picks are...

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman writes why trading away future first-round selections -- as the Maple Leafs did to acquire Phil Kessel -- can result in more help than harm for certain NHL teams.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2014
  2. Which teams should pursue Washington Capitals' defenseman Mike Gr...

    Rob Vollman

    Which teams should call the Washington Capitals about Mike Green? Rob Vollman looks at who should be on the list.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  3. How teams can improve their possession numbers, Corsi - NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Why is puck possession such an important metric? What are some teams doing to specifically improve? Rob Vollman answers each question based on the latest metrics.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
  4. Examining the value and best team fits for Eric Staal and Tyler M...

    Rob Vollman

    What are the real value of Eric Staal and Tyler Myers according to advanced metrics? And which teams should be the most interested in acquiring each of them? Rob Vollman examines.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  5. The argument against enforcers -- NHL

    Rob Vollman

    Should NHL teams employ an enforcer? The debate continues to rage in 2014-15. Rob Vollman busts three myths that have propped up the argument in favor of employing goons.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  6. Tomas Vokoun, Philipp Grubauer among backup goalies to pursue -- ...

    Rob Vollman

    Rob Vollman examines today's goalie market, and identifies which backups have valuable starting potential. He also cites the teams that could benefit from an upgrade.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  7. Ryan Johansen is a bargain for the Columbus Blue Jackets at five ...

    Rob Vollman

    With the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen locked in a contract dispute, Rob Vollman takes a deeper look at the analytics, revealing just how much the 21-year-old pivot is worth, and who might pay him if the Blue Jackets refuse.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  8. Colorado Avalanche among four teams that could shift their attent...

    Matthew Coller and Sam Hitchcock

    Four teams that spent this offseason like they'd be Stanley Cup contenders may be more focused on the draft lottery in 2015, based on the underlying statistics.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  9. Advanced statistics projections for Norris, Vezina, Selke trophie...

    Matthew Coller

    While Sidney Crosby is a clear favorite to win the Hart Trophy, other individual NHL awards are up for grabs. Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus uses advanced stats to pick a favorite for the Norris, Vezina and Selke trophies.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  10. NHL - Three fixes to make the Toronto Maple Leafs playoff contend...

    Ryan Wagman

    The Toronto Maple Leafs seem to be in a tailspin, but given the weak Eastern Conference, they could turn it around and make the playoffs. Ryan Wagman of Hockey Prospectus offers three fixes to get them there.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  11. Chicago Blackhawks show puck possession equals wins - ESPN The Ma...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Peter Keating writes that the Blackhawks' success and the Sabres' struggles reveal a fundamental truth about the NHL: Puck possession is nine-tenths of the battle.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  12. How zone starts impact the MVP race for Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovech...

    Neil Greenberg

    After examining the data on zone starts in the NHL for 2013-14, Neil Greenberg argues that Sidney Crosby's performance is even more impressive than what the basic stats tell us. In addition, he points out that Alexander Steen has a strong MVP case.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  13. NHL - Does the sophomore slump exist?

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg analyzes whether the sophomore slump actually exists in the NHL. While it may not be the case for forwards, statistics back up the claim for defensemen.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  14. 2013 NHL offseason - In draft, stats provided insights, warnings ...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman identifies four cases among drafted NHL goaltenders where metrics should have either raised a red flag or spotlighted a player's skill.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  15. 2013 NHL offseason - In draft, stats provided insights, warnings ...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman identifies five cases among drafted NHL defensemen where metrics should have either raised a red flag or spotlighted a player's skill. Instead, they were drafted too high or too low.

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2013
  16. 2013 NHL Offseason - In draft, stats provided insights, warnings ...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman identifies five cases among drafted NHL forwards when metrics should have either raised a red flag or spotlighted a player's skill. Instead, they were drafted either too high (like Benoit Pouliot) or too low (Mike Cammalleri).

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2013