Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell talk about Florida’s rise to the top of the Atlantic Division along with the powerhouse that is the Washington Capitals. Later in the podcast, the two make the boldest of the bold predictions. Stamkos, Crosby, Continue reading HP Radio: Fancy Cats, Caps and 2016 bold predictions
In my previous two articles in this series, I looked at the approximated value of a takeaway and a giveaway. Both events when totaled up over the course of a season carried relatively low weight on the outcome of a Continue reading Ries: The Value of a Hit
Scouting Report – Adrian Kempe Bio Team: Ontario Reign (AHL) Draft Status: 29th overall, 2014 (Los Angeles) Position: LW To Date Stats: 21GP, 7G, 9A, 16P 10 PIM Shoots: L Height/Weight: 6-1, 187lbs Characteristics Skating (Speed/edges/technique/etc) Kempe already has NHL level Continue reading Scouting the AHL’s Pacific Division: Adrian Kempe + 4
It is the holiday spirit, It is cold outside (Okay that is a lie), teams are on the Christmas break, so why not be festive also? For Around the Pacific normally we check in once every two weeks or so Continue reading Lewis: Around the Pacific – The Xmas Gift Edition
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell dig into the idea of trading Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby – is it insane to suggest they should? Also the Winnipeg Jets are last in the Central despite some darn good 5v5 numbers. What Continue reading HP Radio: Trading Penguins’ stars and the fading Jets
This coming Saturday, as is the tradition on the day after Christmas, the puck will drop on the 2016 World Junior Championship tournament. The games will be hosted in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Last year the tournament ended with Canada Continue reading 2016 World Junior Championship Preview
Shane O’Donnell writes for Hockey Prospectus and regularly appears on HP Radio. He writes about the Atlantic Division and contributed to Hockey Prospectus’ annual book. Montreal’s Struggles The Montreal Canadiens opened their season with a historic hot streak, winning Continue reading O’Donnell: Atlantic thoughts: Montreal’s struggles, ROR and Komarov
Jason Lewis writes about the Pacific Division for Hockey Prospectus. and about the Kings for Hockey Buzz Maybe one of the biggest storylines so far of 2015-16 is the unbelievably bad start that the Anaheim Ducks have had. As the Continue reading What is going on with the Anaheim Ducks?
Scouting Report – Jimmy Vesey Bio Team: Harvard Crimson (ECAC) Draft Status: 66th overall, 2012 (Nashville) Position: LW To date stats: 10 GP, 8 G, 8 A, 16 pts, 4 PIM Shoots: L Height/Weight: 6-1”, 194 Characteristics Skating (Speed/edges/technique/etc) Vesey is very Continue reading Prospectus Prospecting – Jimmy Vesey plus five (NCAA/USHL)
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell debate blazing hot topics like Stamkos and the Penguis Continue reading HP Radio: Latest Stamkos drama and a Bergy vs. Toews debate
The Pittsburgh Penguins opened up the Mike Sullivan era in much the same way they ended the Mike Johnston era: by failing to produce offensively. Pittsburgh was defeated 4-1 by the Washington Capitals in the Penguins’ first game since firing Continue reading Were the Penguins’ struggles Mike Johnston’s fault?
In September 2016, the National Hockey League will bring back something hockey fans have been missing for more than a decade: an NHL-sanctioned international tournament. Eight teams will participate, including a 23-and-under “Young Guns” team. In anticipation of the tournament, Continue reading Projecting favorites for the World Cup
Matthew Coller had recorded a podcast with Shane O’Donnell, but had some classic Podcaster MP3 issues, so Matthew went through the crib notes version, talking about the most difficult roster situations in the NHL. Basically, if you were taking over Continue reading HP Radio: Toughest roster situations
The U18 five nations tournament in Switzerland had plenty of talent to offer and scouts stormed into the arena in large numbers to see some of the most intriguing 2016/2017 draft eligible prospects go head to head. Besides the host Continue reading Reports from the Five Nations Tournament
Jason Lewis covers the Pacific Division for Hockey Prospectus and writes about the Kings for Hockey Buzz There are questions entering every season. Some are about star players, some are about depth players, some is about organizational direction. Sometimes it Continue reading Nick Shore playing key role for Kings
Shane O’Donnell writes for Hockey Prospectus and regularly appears on HP Radio. He writes about the Atlantic Division and contributed to Hockey Prospectus’ annual book. An end to the Semin Experiment It was announced earlier today that the Montreal Canadiens Continue reading O’Donnell: Atlantic thoughts – Alex Semin, Craig Anderson and the bright Leafs future
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell dig into the Buffalo Sabres. They are still toward the bottom of the Atlantic Division, but their young players are coming along nicely and some of their acquisitions in the offseason will be big pieces Continue reading HP Radio: Sabres’ future, ageless Datsyuk and Stamkos’ struggles
Jason Lewis writes about the Pacific for Hockey Prospectus and about the Kings for Hockey Buzz November is in the books, the quarter mark of the season has passed, and the Pacific division still remains unstable as you could imagine. Continue reading Lewis: Around the Pacific – Yotes’ direction, young Flames and Virtanen
In baseball, Memorial Day represents the point in the season at which teams and players have a big enough sample to evaluate where they stand. In hockey, that date is American Thanksgiving. The standings are starting to take shape, with...