Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell went through the West, now they run down the East – which the two discover does not have nearly the “nightmare matchups” as the West does. Who can beat the Caps? Who can beat the Continue reading HP Radio: Nightmare matchups for the East
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell go team by team and analyze who each club’s nightmare matchup would be come playoff time. Who is the toughest team in the West? Can anyone slow down the Dallas offense or play a puck Continue reading HP Radio: Nightmare matchups in the West
Eastern Conference Kingston Frontenacs (1) vs Oshawa Generals (8) Prediction: Kingston in 4 It’s been 18 years since Kingston has won a playoff series, coincidently against the Oshawa Generals back in 1998. The Frontenacs are poised to shake off the Continue reading Hayes – OHL Playoff Preview
The Ottawa Senators are in a really bad spot: They have one of the best defensemen in the NHL in Erik Karlsson, yet they are stuck in mediocrity. Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell decide to become owners of the Continue reading HP Radio: Rebuilding the Senators
The QMJHL houses arguably the best playoff format in hockey. The three division winners are slotted one, two, and three based on their point totals. The remaining thirteen teams are then seeded 3 through sixteen. Teams are reseeded each round Continue reading Smith – Previewing the QMJHL Playoffs
EASTERN CONFERENCE Brandon Wheat Kings (1) VS Edmonton Oil Kings (4) Season Series: Edmonton 3-1 Players to Watch Brandon Wheat Kings : Jayce Hawryluk (Fla. 32, 2014) Nolan Patrick ( Eligible for the 2017 draft) Ivan Provorov (Phi. 7, 2015) Continue reading Previewing the WHL Playoffs
This Friday marks the opening games of the 2016 NCAA postseason, also known as the road to the Frozen Four. We will mark the occasion with a preview of the playoffs, 16 teams split into four four-team regionals with each Continue reading Previewing the NCAA Tournament – Road to the Frozen Four
The Pittsburgh Penguins won their sixth in a row on Sunday, beating the league-leading Washington Capitals 6-2, in a game that was only ever close after an errant rebound bounced off of Jason Chimera’s forehead and into the back of Continue reading Are the Penguins legit Cup contenders?
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell discuss the rise of the Philadelphia Flyers…which could also be called the fall of the Detroit Red Wings. What happened in Detroit? How a rookie D-man has made a huge impact in Philly. Also Continue reading HP Radio: The rise of the Flyers
Scouting Report – Logan Brown Team: Windsor Spitfires Draft Status: Eligible 2016 NHL Entry Draft Position: C To Date Stats: 46GP, 10G, 40A, 50 pts, 34 PIMs Shoots: L Height/Weight: 6’6” 218lbs Characteristics Skating (Speed/edges/technique/etc) Efficient skater, has very strong Continue reading Prospectus Prospecting – Looking at 6 OHL Draft Prospects
The 2015-16 regular season must feel pretty familiar for longtime followers of the Washington Capitals. The Caps have run away with the Eastern Conference, leading by 17 points in the standings with a 34-goal margin in goal differential over the...
Scouting Report – Valentin Zykov Team: Charlotte Checkers Draft Status: 37th overall, 2013 (Los Angeles) (Carolina acquired via trade from Los Angeles) Position: RW To Date Stats: 43GP, 7G, 7A, 14 pts, 20 PIMs Shoots: R Height/Weight: 6’0” 210lbs Characteristics Continue reading Prospectus Prospecting – AHL Pacific prospects – Dickinson, Reinhart, Poirier, plus 3
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell get together for some random hockey talk, starting with the Boston Bruins and whether they believe in Boston’s “new” style. Shane asks who the best two players on a single team are and Matt Continue reading HP Radio: Bruins, duos and playoff matchups
In economic theory (and game theory), there is a mathematical concept known as the zero-sum game. Essentially, in a zero-sum game, each participant’s gains (or losses) in utility are balanced out by another participant’s losses (or gains); if the total Continue reading Trade Deadline’s hidden value for buyers
About a month or so ago, I wrote an article looking at the uncanny success of the Florida Panthers in the shootout. This year, the Panthers are converting on over 50% of their chances, and most of this success has Continue reading Do tall goalies have more success in the shootout?
Matthew Coller and Shane O’Donnell pick 3 teams in each conference that they would bet against the field to appear in the Stanley Cup. Shane discusses the value of buying at the deadline and Matthew gets pretty snarky about the Continue reading HP Radio: Post-deadline favorites
Now that the NHL trade deadline has passed and competing teams are fully stocked with rental players, our focus has shifted to the playoff races. However, as we watch the final weeks of the regular season and the playoffs, it’s...