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Robert Vollman author archives.


February 17, 2012

Deadline Deals: Central Division

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Red Wings might top the standings, but they could use some help between the pipes.

February 11, 2012

Howe and Why: Alan Ryder's 2011 NHL Review

by Robert Vollman

While some of Vollman's conclusions in Hockey Prospectus 2011-12 may have been deemed as "bollocks" by Ryder, he still suggests that you check out 2011 NHL Review.

February 2, 2012

Howe and Why: Slide Back Index

by Robert Vollman

Revisiting the Slide Back Index to identify players whose previously impressive performances proved to be only temporary.

January 20, 2012

Howe and Why: Rangers Face Likely Second-Half Fall-off

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Blueshirts lead list of teams unlikely to sustain early success.

January 11, 2012

Howe and Why: A Possession Problem For The Ducks

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Anaheim's inability to control the puck has fueled its franchise-worst start.

January 5, 2012

Howe and Why: The Bounceback Index

by Robert Vollman

What types of players typically regain previous form after having a down year or two?

December 1, 2011

Howe and Why: Potential Breakouts

by Robert Vollman

The Snepsts system doesn't only make projections, but it can also tell us who might make a bigger jump in production.

Howe and Why: Oz Coke Charts

by Robert Vollman

Who's getting the tough playing time? Rob Vollman discusses an innovation that's beginning to get some widespread use.

November 22, 2011

Howe and Why: AHL Translations, Summary

by Robert Vollman

Wrapping up a four-part series on improving AHL-to-NHL translations, Rob looks at who's exceeded and fallen short of expectations thus far.

November 15, 2011

Howe and Why: Count Your Lucky Starts

by Robert Vollman

Which teams are most likely to sustain their fast and slow starts?

November 8, 2011

Howe and Why: AHL Translations, Over Age 26

by Robert Vollman

By age 27, you might figure that legit NHL prospects wouldn't be lingering in the AHL anymore. And you would be right.

November 7, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: AHL Translations, Age 23-26

by Robert Vollman

Predicting NHL success for players aged 23-26 takes more than just finding high-scoring AHL players who are small or undrafted and playing for non-competitive teams.

October 25, 2011

Howe and Why: Fixing Shooting Percentage

by Robert Vollman

Ever strike you as odd that shooting percentage doesn't factor in shots that miss the net?

October 21, 2011

Howe and Why: AHL Translations, Under Age 23

by Robert Vollman

Rob makes some more steps towards refining AHL to NHL translations.

October 12, 2011

Howe and Why: Who's Due To Drop

by Robert Vollman

Last week, we developed a theory that those who underperform scoring expectations after a deadline trade are likely to also underperform the following season. If that's true, here's who may regress.

October 11, 2011

Howe and Why: 2011-12 Snepsts Projections

by Robert Vollman

There's not just Tom Awad's VUKOTA projection system, but Rob Vollman's Snepsts. Ryan Suter placed how high?

October 5, 2011

Howe and Why: Post-Trade Scoring

by Robert Vollman

Did post-trade performance in 2009-10 give indications of which players would perform well or poorly in 2010-11? While it could explain Lubomir Visnovsky's success, other examples are harder to come by.

October 4, 2011

NHL Preview: NHL's Top 10 Regression Candidates

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

After peaks, some players are expected to fall in 2011-12.

October 3, 2011

NHL Preview: NHL's Top 10 Breakout Candidates

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Slumps are so last season. See who's set to surge in 2011-12.

September 30, 2011

Howe and Why: Mark Recchi

by Robert Vollman

Google search: Mark Recchi is awesome, and Mark Recchi is old.

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