Every year, prospect watchers predict who will be chosen the first overall pick in the upcoming draft. What is different about this season is the variation in the number of names that have been mentioned. The front runner going into Continue reading Treff: 2014 NHL draft top 30
Ryan Wagman jumped on board to discuss the NHL with the fellas Joe Ostrowski and Adam Hoge of WSCR 670AM Chicago. Ryan Wagman is a long-time author of Hockey Prospectus including his Zamboni Tracks transactions column, a contributor to several HP...
Trying to decide who will win the Norris Trophy for best defenseman this season is an unbelievably difficult task. It is much more difficult than guessing the Hart Trophy (MVP) winner, which is a virtual lock to be Sidney Crosby. Continue reading Assessing the Norris Trophy field
This year’s college FA class is rather weak, especially since it doesn’t look like Miami’s Austin Czarnik is leaving school, but Folin is the top name available from the NCAA free agents. Folin can do a little of everything but Continue reading Christian Folin
Matthew Coller and Matt Pfeffer begin a new series that takes you inside the front office. They will analyze decision making processes, team building theories, scouting and the use of analytics. The series will be weekly, so feel free to Continue reading HP Radio: GM Mode Ep. 1
I get a lot of requests for data, and instead of addressing them privately it makes more sense to have a place where everyone can access it. On our raw data page you can now get a spreadsheets loaded with Continue reading Data for all!
Can anyone beat the Bruins? Continue reading HP Radio: Eastern Conference contenders
The last part of a series looking at moves from opening day on and how they have shaped team’s now and for the future Continue reading Post-deadline analysis: Metro division
One of the more fascinating players to me this season has been Andy MacDonald who has a really poor Corsi, yet has continued to play healthy if not heavy minutes between his two teams this season especially with the Islanders. Continue reading Andrew MacDonald and the Significantly Overplayed
Tom Awad looks at Sidney Crosby's record pace
Edmonton is en route to yet another lottery pick, as the team hasn’t really improved all that much from when Rebuild I (Rebuild II?) began. An interesting theme around the Oilers and their rebuild, is the development of their three Continue reading Edmonton Three vs. Recent First Overalls
We usually count goals equally. The truth is, though, that goals are not equal in value. Goals impact the final outcome of the game differently by the state of the game of the goal was scored in. This calculation is Continue reading Analyzing clutch: goal scoring
Matthew Coller and Sam Hitchcock talk Western Conference favorites. Continue reading HP Radio: Talkin’ West favs
Sitting in the 400 level at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif, staring down at the back of left-handed goalie Jonas Hiller, a fundamental question came to mind about the Ducks: Are they good enough to win the Stanley Cup? New Continue reading Digging deeper on the Ducks
Who are the favorites to come out of the West? Is there a dark horse? Continue reading Weighing Western Conference teams’ Cup chances
I’ve been doing a lot of draft-relating work recently. The OHL draft, that is. Projecting the careers of 15 year old hockey players is really hard, and on April 5th the Ottawa 67’s will try to do just that, and Continue reading The biggest draft busts in NHL history
I made an estimation of the effects of the differences in shot counting across the league. First I took every game of the BTN era and looked at the (corsi) shooting percentages. I then calculated the save percentage of the Continue reading Rink Effects – How are scorekeepers effecting shot counts?
Looking deeper into passing numbers and winning Continue reading Passing, shot-generation and winning