Matthew Coller and HP writer Ryan Wagman discuss Montreal’s new-look team, why their season Fenwick Close % may be deceiving and whether they can match up with the mighty Bruins. Listen here. Matthew Coller is Managing Editor of Hockey Prospectus. Continue reading HP Radio: Can the Habs beat the B’s?
Matthew Coller and HP contributor / founder of the website intelligenthockey.com Sam Hitchcock break down the two Game 7s between San Jose and LA and Minnesota and Colorado. Which teams have the edge? How do they match up in the Continue reading HP Radio: Game 7s
In analyzing the first round matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Hockey Prospectus writer and stats guru Tom Awad sided against his home town team and for the Sunbelt squad, in part due to the possession Continue reading Change in Approach, Change in Results: The Montreal Canadiens’ Sweep
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 that combines player contributions in all aspects of the game,...
GM Mode is a series of podcasts with Matthew Coller and Matt Pfeffer discussing hockey from the GM’s perspective, getting inside specific decisions and analysis that GMs do on a daily basis. In this episode, Matthew and Matt break down Continue reading HP Radio: GM Mode Ep. 3, Who you calling restricted?
This season was a success story for the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was a tale of a team surviving adversity as they rallied after losing their best player to injury, Steven Stamkos, and one of the NHL’s marquee stars, Martin Continue reading Analyzing the Lightning: The sweep, the future
Dan Bylsma has coached the Pittsburgh Penguins to a Stanley Cup Championship, he has coached them to a playoff berth in each of his 6 seasons behind the Penguins bench, he was also named as Team USA’s Head Coach in Continue reading Wilson: Is Bylsma’s future in jeopardy if the Penguins are knocked out?
Matthew Coller and SB Nation’s Adam Gretz discuss why the Penguins feel like a team ripe for upset. Marc-Andre Fleury’s incredibly bad career playoff record, The Latvian Goalie and a hot take on every playoff series. Listen here. Matthew Coller Continue reading HP Radio: Hot playoff takes (and in-depth Penguins talk)
Matthew Coller and Sports Administration professor Jeff Levine discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs’ new management structure with Brendan Shanahan at the top. Why are so many teams naming Hockey Ops or Presidents over the heads of their GM? What are Continue reading HP Radio: The Leafs and management structure
Matthew Coller and Hockey Prospectus prospect writer Leslie Treff discuss the Panthers winning the lottery. Who will they pick? What will the Top 5 look like? Matthew and Leslie count them down and discuss whether the Islanders should give the Continue reading HP Radio: Lottery picks!
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Record and head-to-head Bruins: 54-19-9 Red Wings: 39-28-15 Head to head: Boston defeated Detroit 4-1 on Oct. 5, but the Red Wings have won the last three match-ups. After 82 games, the Boston Bruins Continue reading Playoff preview: Red Wings vs. Bruins
Alex Ovechkin is without a doubt one of the top 10 goal scorers the NHL has ever seen. Since entering the league in 2005-06, he has been its most consistent scorer, leading it in goals four times, in total points...
Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild Records and head-to-head Avs: 55-22-8 Wild: 43-27-12 Head-to-head: Colorado won four of five this year. Interestingly enough, the two teams each won five of the 10 games over the last two years. Five were separated Continue reading Playoff preview: Avs vs. Wild
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Records and head-to-head Sharks: 51-22-9 Kings: 46-28-8 Head-to-head: The Kings won three of five match-ups by a total of just three goals. Three of the five games went to overtime or a shootout. Continue reading Playoff preview: Kings vs. Sharks
No. 3 Philadelphia Flyers (42-30-13) vs. No. 2 New York Rangers (45-31-6) Philadelphia and New York split the season series 2-2. Offense GVT Flyers 13.9 GVT Rangers -5 GVT Advantage: Flyers 18.9 GVT The Flyers will go as far as Continue reading Playoff preview: Rangers vs. Flyers
Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars Team records and head-to-head Ducks – 54-20-8 – GF/GA 263-203 – Fenwick Close 50.2% Stars – 40-31-11 – 231-223 – 51.9% Season match-up – Dallas won two of three games, oddly enough, both wins featured Continue reading Playoff preview: Ducks vs. Stars
Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens When the NHL decided to go back to a divisional playoff format, it was to encourage traditional rivals to meet each other in the playoffs, as well as to foster new rivalries. Continue reading Playoff preview: Canadiens vs. Lightning
St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Team Records and Head-to-Head Blues – 52-23-7, 111 points. Goals F/A – 239-188. Fenwick Close – 53.1% Blackhawks – 46-21-15, 107 points. Goals F/A – 261-212. Fenwick Close – 55.2% Season Matchup – Blues Continue reading Playoff preview: Blackhawks vs. Blues
The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs are now upon us and many of us are drafting players for our playoff pools. Here we will go through each series and highlight a player from each playoff team that could be a sleeper Continue reading Last-minute playoff pool sleepers
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Team Records and Head-to-Head Penguins – 51-24-7, 109 points. Goals F/A – 249-207. Fenwick Close – 50.2% Blue Jackets – 43-32-7, 93 points. Goals F/A – 231-216. Fenwick Close – 50.8% Season Matchup – Continue reading Playoff preview: Penguins vs. Blue Jackets