Surprise lottery teams

July 30, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The 2014-15 NHL season will have an added dynamic that the league has not seen since Mario Lemieux was set to enter the 1984 draft: This season, teams will have...

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Worst UFA deals this off-season

July 12, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The opening of free agency in the NHL has been nicknamed “silly season” because of the number of over-the-top contracts that are handed out on July 1. This year, there...

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Top free agent deals this off-season

July 12, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

The opening of free agency in the NHL has been nicknamed “silly season” because of the number of over-the-top contracts that are handed out on July 1. This year, there...

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HP Radio: Best and worst of free agency

July 5, 2014 in Unfiltered by Matthew Coller

  Matthew Coller and Hockey Prospectus/Intelligent Hockey.com writer Sam Hitchcock talk about the best and most head-scratching signings of the first several days of free agency. The West gets stronger,
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Free agency day 1: One liners

July 1, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

NHL free agency opened up with a flurry of moves. Some clubs were active, some conservative. Some players got reasonable – even smart deals – and others gave “silly season”
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July 1 FA Frenzy Price per Win

July 1, 2014 in Unfiltered by Corey Pronman

Following the first day of the July 2010 free agent frenzy, Gabe Desjardins did an exercise to measure the current market value price of a win. That day’s UFA price
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Ehrhoff a perfect fit for….everyone

June 30, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

In an unexpected move, the Buffalo Sabres bought out their best defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. Their fear of a recapture penalty a long way down the road has altered the free
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The road to the NHL – Part 5: The gatekeepers

June 27, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

After spending the previous four installments looking at the young men who strive so hard for a change at reaching the highest rung, and at the older men who stand
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At the draft table, part 2

June 27, 2014 in Free Articles by Leslie Treff

This is the second in a series of articles reviewing recent drafting of each NHL team and the needs of their organization. We covered Buffalo, Florida, Toronto and Ottawa in
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The road to the NHL, part 4 – Guides for the road

June 26, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

While the focus of the draft is – as it should be – on the players, they are not on an island. Behind every junior player, there is a coach
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The road to the NHL, part 3 – Road closures

June 25, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

If it can be said that for every first rounder there are three, four, five or more guys who are selected later on, then the number of guys who are
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The Road to the NHL, part 2 – The road less traveled

June 24, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

In part one of this series, we looked at the stories of the high-flyers, the top touted prospects whose ascensions to the NHL seem pre-ordained. Unlike the NBA, the NHL
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What to make of the Umberger/Hartnell trade

June 23, 2014 in Free Articles by Erik Yost

Just days before hosting the NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers once again made waves around the league when they sent Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for
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Road to the NHL, part 1: Stud prospects

June 23, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

983 players appeared in at least one game in the NHL this season, a number on par with other recent seasons in the 30 team league. In the labor-dispute shortened
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10 (cheap) free agents who can improve depth

June 18, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

We are only days away from the opening of the free agent period and teams are weighing their options for the big names on the market like Ryan Miller, Marian
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Final playoff player rankings

June 17, 2014 in Premium Articles by Tom Awad

Throughout the season, Hockey Prospectus provided Player Power Rankings for the top 10 skaters and top five goalies in the NHL based on HP’s proprietary value metric GVT, a statistic...

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Hockey Prospectus final 2014 NHL top 30 rankings

June 16, 2014 in Free Articles by Leslie Treff

This is the final of our five draft ranking articles this season. We will be covering the 2014 NHL draft in Philadelphia and continuing with our “At the Draft Table”
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By the numbers: Stanley Cup edition, Game 4

June 13, 2014 in Free Articles by Sam Hitchcock

The Stanley Cup Final offers fascinating story lines and opportunities to analyze the teams and the NHL in 2014. With each game during the series, Hockey Prospectus will look at
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Score effects and the playoffs

June 12, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan_Wilson

Part of what makes NHL Stanley Cup Playoff hockey so exciting is the nonstop action combined with close scores at the end of each games.  This year the NHL will
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Thoughts on Game 4: NHL Network Radio

June 12, 2014 in Unfiltered by Timo Seppa

Timo Seppa joined Mick Kern on NHL Network Radio’s The War Room to talk about the Rangers’ 2-1 victory in Game 4 and their prospects for winning the series. Timo was on
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