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Kent Wilson author archives.


May 6, 2011

Stats and Fury: Nicklas Backstrom's Regression

by Kent Wilson

After Alex Ovechkin, many observers considered young centerman Nicklas Backstrom as the next most crucial piece of the Capitals' puzzle. So what went wrong in 2010-11?

April 28, 2011

Premium Article NHL Playoffs, Second Round: Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators

by Kent Wilson

Preds' netminder Pekka Rinne posted the second-best Goals Versus Threshold (GVT) in the entire NHL this season. But can Rinne and a strong Nashville defense slow down the powerhouse offense of the Vancouver Canucks enough to make this a competitive series?

April 21, 2011

Dropping The Puck: Taking Stock

by Kent Wilson

With the season over for teams like Calgary, Edmonton and New Jersey, its time for management and media alike to take stock of what happened in 2010-11 and where to go from there.

April 15, 2011

Premium Article Stats and Fury: These San Jose Sharks Are Built To Last

by Kent Wilson

Sharks depth at forward, power play and goaltending is better than years past.

April 12, 2011

NHL Playoffs, First Round: Detroit Red Wings vs. Phoenix Coyotes

by Kent Wilson

In a rematch of last season's seven-game first round series, can Phoenix pull the upset?

April 10, 2011

Dropping The Puck: Top Pick

by Kent Wilson

Stats point to an Sean Couturier as a worthy top pick in the Draft for the Oilers, Rob Vollman examines his preseason projections of the Flames, looking at the Flyers' dry spell, and other goodies.

April 1, 2011

Dropping The Puck: April Fools' Day

by Kent Wilson

Gabe's April Fools' entry; Stephane da Costa; Daymond Langkow; trailing teams getting more than their share of calls.

March 26, 2011

Dropping The Puck: Possession

by Kent Wilson

A new possession statistic, comparing two bad contracts and a look at Rangers rookie Michael Sauer.

March 18, 2011

Dropping The Puck: Spectacularly Wrong Simulations

by Kent Wilson

How did the simulations out there get the Devils all wrong?

March 17, 2011

Premium Article Stats and Fury: Hope for the NHL's Worst Five Teams

by Kent Wilson

Even though they have had dismal seasons, the NHL's worst teams have reason for hope.

March 10, 2011

Dropping The Puck: You Don't Need To Be a Nerd

by Kent Wilson

Quantitative analysis for the mainstream, plus a look at Drew Doughty's "disappointing" season.

March 3, 2011

Dropping The Puck: Edmonton Reactions

by Kent Wilson

This week in Dropping The Puck, Kent Wilson points us towards some reactions to what's going on with the Edmonton Oilers.

February 23, 2011

Premium Article Deadline Deals: Northwest Division

by Kent Wilson

For Canucks, Flames, it's time to aim high at trading deadline.

February 7, 2011

Stats and Fury: The Unlucky Ones

by Kent Wilson

Over the course of a long 82-game National Hockey League campaign, the bounces even out for most players. But each season, a handful players seem to get the short end of the stick.

January 11, 2011

Premium Article Stats and Fury: Tug of War

by Kent Wilson

Phoenix's youngsters failed miserably in the possession tug of war in 2008-09. The Coyotes' improvement in 2009-10 was a big part of their overall turnaround.

January 10, 2011

Stats and Fury: With or Without Bobby Ryan

by Kent Wilson

Was Bobby Ryan worth the big contract that the Anaheim Ducks gave him this past offseason?

December 22, 2010

Stats and Fury: Sidney Crosby's Historic Season

by Kent Wilson

New Hockey Prospectus author Kent Wilson tells us why the Penguins star may be the best forward of the modern era.