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July 26, 2013

Premium Article Howe and Why: Best Free Agent Bargain Buys

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Matt Cooke shows best value doesn't come from superstar signings.

Premium Article Howe and Why: Top Five Riskiest Free Agents

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Horton among those unlikely to live up to lofty new contracts.

May 2, 2013

Premium Article Howe and Why: Maple Leafs Lucky To Be In Playoffs

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Toronto took advantage of a short season, but New Jersey suffered for it.

February 18, 2013

Premium Article Howe and Why: Top 10 Most Disappointing Skaters

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Alex Ovechkin, Ryan Suter rank among struggling stars.

Premium Article Howe and Why: Top 10 Most Impressive Skaters

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Vanek, Koivu rank among skaters off to hot starts despite tough playing time.

January 9, 2013

Howe and Why: Ryan O'Reilly

by Robert Vollman

Underrated restricted free agent Ryan O'Reilly could draw some interest if the Avs aren't willing to pay for his talents.

December 31, 2012

Howe and Why: Passes

by Robert Vollman

Whose passes led to the most shots on goal in 2011-12? And who's passing when they should be shooting, and vice versa?

October 10, 2012

Howe and Why: Goals Versus Salary, 2011-12

by Robert Vollman

While Goals Versus Threshold measures who the best players are, Goals Versus Salary (GVS) identifies which players are the best bargains.

October 1, 2012

Howe and Why: Rating The Summer Signings

by Robert Vollman

As a follow-up to the Best Consensus Summer Signings and Worst Consensus Summer Signings, Rob gives us the full results from his panel of sabermetric experts.

September 26, 2012

Howe and Why: Worst Consensus Summer Signings

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Stat heads collaborate to evaluate the worst contracts of summer 2012.

September 25, 2012

Howe and Why: Best Consensus Summer Signings

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Statheads collaborate to evaluate the top free-agent signings of 2012.

July 11, 2012

Howe and Why: Wild, Bolts Are Big FA Winners

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Ranking the teams that have added, lost the most talent in the 2012 offseason

June 26, 2012

Howe and Why: Quality Starts, 2011-12

by Robert Vollman

A look at the league leaders in consistent goaltending for 2011-12, and the exceptional cases of Tuukka Rask, Ondrej Pavelec, and Evgeni Nabokov.

May 11, 2012

Howe and Why: Selke Selection

by Robert Vollman

Using a variety of mainstream and advanced metrics, we come to a conclusion as to who deserves recognition as the NHL's best defensive forward.

March 22, 2012

Howe and Why: Does Radulov Shift The Balance Of Power?

by Robert Vollman

The Nashville Predators lost an asset when former first round pick Alexander Radulov bolted for the KHL; tonight, the prodigal son returns to Nashville. Can he be a difference maker for a team that was already in the discussion of Stanley Cup contenders?

March 21, 2012

Howe and Why: What's Wrong With Toronto?

by Robert Vollman and ESPN Insider

Poor goaltending, bad spending have kept Toronto out of the playoffs.

March 14, 2012

Howe and Why: Late Season Quality Starts Update

by Robert Vollman

Brian Elliott's giving Henrik Lundqvist a run in Quality Start percentage, highlighting his surprising season.

March 6, 2012

Howe and Why: Value Today Vs. Value Tomorrow

by Robert Vollman

Which teams were winners and losers at the trade deadline, or more precisely, which teams improved for this season and which teams improved for the future?

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.

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