System Analysis: Digging deeper into Florida’s struggles

When the Florida Panthers revamped their defense over the offseason, the main focus was on acquiring mobile, puck-moving defensemen. The team targeted players like Keith Yandle, Jason Demers, and Mark Pysyk, who aren’t known for their physical prowess; they’re known Continue reading System Analysis: Digging deeper into Florida’s struggles

Looking deeper at the Florida Panthers’ struggles this season

The Florida Panthers have not been good this season. They finished first in their division last season, revamped their blue line, and had high expectations coming into 2016-2017. Things haven’t worked out, and they’re currently fifth in the division, with Continue reading Looking deeper at the Florida Panthers’ struggles this season

On the Detroit Red Wings, and their apparent problems with youth

The Detroit Red Wings have been toiling in mediocrity ever since 2009, the year after they won the Stanley Cup. They’ve managed to maintain their 25 season long playoff streak, but haven’t advanced past the second round. The way that they’ve Continue reading On the Detroit Red Wings, and their apparent problems with youth

It’s a Two-Way Street: Examining the Relationship between Culture, Performance, and Narratives

I am lucky enough to play college hockey, on a team that is reasonably competitive. Our most recent season, we went into the regional tournament as the highest ranked team in the South (the top two teams get a bye Continue reading It’s a Two-Way Street: Examining the Relationship between Culture, Performance, and Narratives

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

The playoffs are here! After six months of watching regular season games, we now get to enjoy the spectacle that is postseason hockey. https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/456616952153128960 https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/598661743791996928 Funny Tweets aside, this year’s playoffs are probably going to be really fun, mainly because Continue reading Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

Western Conference Playoff Preview

The playoffs are here! After six months of watching regular season games, we now get to enjoy the spectacle that is postseason hockey. https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/456616952153128960 https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/598661743791996928 Funny Tweets aside, this year’s playoffs are probably going to be really fun, mainly because Continue reading Western Conference Playoff Preview