Last season, the Anaheim Ducks were one win away from making their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals since defeating the Ottawa Senators in five games in 2007. Instead, they blew a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference...
The Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup is a traditional U18 summer hockey tournament hosted in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is the first tournament of the season and a valuable opportunity for scouts to have a first glance at the Continue reading 2015 Ivan Hlinka Tournament – an Early Introduction to the 2016 Draft Class
Matthew Coller and Matt Kory chat a bit about the World Series, then dig hard core into the Washington Capitals’ start to the season, their few great front office moves and the one that may haunt them. Yes, it’s Brooks Continue reading HP Radio: This year’s their year? Matt Kory talks Capitals
There’s a syllogism going around that goes like this: Coaches who are fired midseason are often fired based on poor goaltender performance. (A bit in line with the idea that a lot of Jack Adams winners are riding a Continue reading Score effects, goalies and the Blue Jackets’ new coach
The Coyotes are a surprise, the Sharks have a goalie, the Ducks are in trouble… that and more from Jason Lewis Continue reading Lewis: Around the Pacific – Ducks, Domi and the Sharks goalie
Top-notch hockey analytics writer Matt Cane joins Matthew Coller to talk about John Tortorella joining the Columbus Blue Jackets as their new head coach as well as where the Maple Leafs are headed and some uber-nerdy chatter about “high danger Continue reading HP Radio: Matt Cane talks Torts, Leafs and ‘high-danger’ saves
Dimitri Filipovic went silent on social media for a year while he worked for an NHL team. What did he learn from his experience? Dimitri and Matthew talk about the Pacific Division, mostly focused on the most interesting team in Continue reading HP Radio: Filipovic talks Canucks and the Pacific
The Buffalo Sabres were one of the most active teams this past offseason, wheeling and dealing their way from a roster that finished in 30th place to one that appears to be good enough to contend for a wild-card spot....
Matthew Coller talks with HP writer, hockey player and unapologetic Florida Panthers follower Shane O’Donnell about the state of the Panthers, who he says are on the brink of breaking out. Put away your jokes about their fan base because Continue reading HP Radio: O’Donnell talks about rising Panthers club
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Key Stats (2014-15) Goals For: 220 Goals Against: 186 Powerplay: 17.6% Penalty Kill: 83.4% Even Strength Stats Shots For Percentage: 52.4% Save Percentage: .935 Corsi For Percentage: 53.6% Strengths — Despite some major roster changes — Patrick Sharp, Continue reading Nelson: Central Division preview
There is a scene in the 2011 film Moneyball, where Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) discusses with his scouts how to replace the production of lost players. As one scout professes, “We need 38 home runs, 120 RBIs, and 47 doubles...
Finally, after an agonizingly long four-month wait, the NHL is back. October is upon us, and along with Halloween and candy comes the official start of the NHL regular season. In order to prepare you for the upcoming season, Hockey Continue reading O’Donnell: Metro Division preview
In this episode, Matthew Coller gets together with Editor-in-Chief Timo Seppa to chat about some of the features of the 2015-16 Hockey Prospectus book as well as Tom Awad’s VUKOTA projections and which teams they suggest will out-perform expectations and Continue reading HP Radio: Digging into VUKOTA projections with Timo Seppa
You may know Micah McCurdy from twitter, where he has been posting sweet hockey analytics visualizations, but you may not know his background. You also may not know he’s starting a new website hockeyviz.com or that he wrote the Continue reading Making Micah: Micah McCurdy, Hockey data Viz and the Canucks
Shane O’Donnell previews the Atlantic Continue reading O’Donnell: Atlantic Division Preview
One of the fun things about the buildup to another NHL season is looking at prognostications. Every year, Hockey Prospectus releases its annual projections by stats guru Tom Awad, which use a number of factors such as age and team...