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  1. 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
  2. Summer trending: Metro Division

    Craig Custance

    Mikhail Grabovski has long had fans in the advanced stats community. He's a guy who drives possession on bad possession teams, which earns him points in the world of analytics. New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano was won over by Grabovski and cl...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. Rangers, Kings explain standout stats

    Craig Custance

    It may be the last time it happens this NHL season. Every single player from each of the two remaining teams, sitting and chatting, spirits high because the possibility of a Stanley Cup still lingers in the air for everyone. The NHL's annual Stanl...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  4. Links from around the rink: May 12

    Doug Mittler

    Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA have experienced a statistical renaissance in recent years, but the NHL has the reputation, and a well-deserved one at that, of being less willing to embrace the advanced metrics. "Statistics are like a l...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  5. Ranking the postseason forward groups

    Craig Custance

    With the playoff matchups set and the countdown to the playoffs officially underway, we're ranking all 16 playoff teams by position. Up first, we'll rank the forward groups. Note that the Corsi stats are courtesy of ExtraSkater.com, while the other s...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  6. 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
  7. The future of hockey's analytics movement

    Craig Custance

    There might be skepticism within the NHL on the role advanced stats and analytics should have in player evaluation, projections and roster construction. But there's definitely no shortage of those willing to try to prove their value. In January,...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  8. The success of Doughty and Muzzin

    Craig Custance

    There's a statistic that tracks the percentage of shot attempts taken at even strength while a player is on the ice, that helps identify which teams and players are the most effective at controlling play. The teams at the top of that list are not ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Stats endorse, warn on goalie prospects

    Corey Pronman

    This is the third and final piece in our series reflecting on where stats saw future success (or failure) on the horizon for draft picks. After first looking at forwards and then defensemen, we now look to the crease. To review, many studies have sh...

    Blog | August 08, 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. Stats endorse, warn on D-man prospects

    Corey Pronman

    As noted in Tuesday's post regarding statistical insights on draft forwards, there has been an increased emphasis on analytics at the prospect level in the hockey world. To review, many studies have shown there is notable predictive value in st...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  16. 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