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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.

September 29, 2011

Howe and Why: How Good Is Snepsts?

by Robert Vollman

Rob Vollman created the Snepsts projection system back in 2009. It does surprisingly well, compared to its famous second cousin, VUKOTA.

September 22, 2011

Howe and Why: Shooting Percentage And Next Year

by Robert Vollman

A player's shooting percentage jumps or falls dramatically last year. What's that say about his prospects for this season?

September 21, 2011

Howe and Why: More Ice Time, Please!

by Robert Vollman

What players are deserving of more and less ice time?

September 20, 2011

Howe and Why: AHL Translations Revisited

by Robert Vollman

Rob applies non-linear translation factors, for more accurate projections of players coming into the NHL from other leagues.

September 19, 2011

Summer Skate: Pacific Division

by Robert Vollman

Who's Trending Up and Trending Down, per our VUKOTA projections? Rob Vollman tells us what to expect in the Pacific Division, while Corey Pronman identifies a key prospect on each team.

September 13, 2011

Hockey Prospectus 2013-14: Detroit Red Wings

by Robert Vollman

Are the Detroit Red Wings getting too old? Haven't we heard that before? Our exclusive preview of Hockey Prospectus 2011-12 kicks off with the insightful analysis from Rob Vollman on the ever-aging Central Division powerhouse. Find out what our VUKOTA projections say about how Lidstrom and company will fare this upcoming season.

September 12, 2011

Summer Skate: Central Division

by Robert Vollman

Rob covers who our VUKOTA projections say are Trending Up and Trending Down in the Central Division, while Corey Pronman gives us a Name To Know on each team.

July 10, 2011

Howe and Why: Relief Goaltending

by Robert Vollman

Is there any correlation between success at relief goaltending from one season to another?

July 9, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: So Far, Caps Are Offseason Champs

by Robert Vollman

Ranking the teams that have added, lost the most talent in the 2011 offseason.

July 4, 2011

Howe and Why: What To Expect From Jagr

by Robert Vollman

Jaromir Jagr is no longer a young, mulleted machine, but he can still pile up points.

July 2, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: Finding Value On July 1st

by Robert Vollman

Who were the best and worst signings on the NHL's big free agent day?

June 23, 2011

Plugging Holes: Central Division

by Robert Vollman

The Hawks need role players, while the Red Wings are in search of an elite D-man.

June 1, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: Why Vancouver Should Win

by Robert Vollman

We've got one vote for Boston and one vote for Vancouver today.

May 28, 2011

Howe and Why: Relief Goalie of the Year 2010-11

by Robert Vollman

Did Minnesota's Josh Harding continue his reign as the best relief goaltender? Is it a repeatable skill?

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