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Howe and Why column archives.


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.

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 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?

May 19, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: Do-It-All Players

by Robert Vollman

Who are the players that Do It All for their team, in all phases of the game? And you might be surprised what else they have in common.

May 4, 2011

Howe and Why: Top Postseason Rookie Sensations

by Robert Vollman

These talented rookies performed like veterans in the postseason.

April 20, 2011

Howe and Why: Goalie Quality Starts, 2010-11

by Robert Vollman

Which goaltenders gave their teams an excellent chance to win most often? Check out the leaders in Quality Starts for 2010-11.

April 15, 2011

Howe and Why: Who Has The Depth Edge?

by Robert Vollman

Top-line strength is more important, but deep rosters provide an edge in even matchups.

April 6, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: The Heartbreak Bounce

by Robert Vollman

What happens to teams who barely miss the playoffs? It's often just what they needed.

March 24, 2011

Howe and Why: Lucky Ducks

by Robert Vollman

Has Anaheim really been the "lucky Ducks" of the National Hockey League this season?

March 16, 2011

Howe and Why: Best Final NHL Seasons

by Robert Vollman

Whether they were headed off to Europe, the WHA or the AHL, whether they prematurely retired due to injury, or whether they just chose to hang 'em up, these players performed at high levels until the very end of their careers.

March 10, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: Quality of Competition

by Robert Vollman

Just how important is quality of competition in determining who the best defensive defensemen are?

March 4, 2011

Howe and Why: Who Won the Heatley-Hossa Trade?

by Robert Vollman

Looking back years later, who won the Dany Heatley and Marian Hossa trade in August 2005? Seems like both teams made out pretty well, didn't they?

March 3, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: Finding Hot Teams with PDO

by Robert Vollman

Which teams are due for a regression, and which teams might bounce back? Time to check for a change in PDO.

February 19, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: Bourque, Bouwmeester and Tanguay

by Robert Vollman

In the Calgary Flames portion of our Heritage Classic preview, Rob Vollman examines how Rene Bourque, Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Tanguay have been faring in 2010-11 in relation to historically comparable players.

February 18, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: NHL's Worst Trades Ever

by Robert Vollman

What lessons can be learned from the NHL's worst trades of all time?

February 11, 2011

Premium Article Howe and Why: Rangers Thriving Despite Injuries

by Robert Vollman

New York may regress, but adversity may also make them Cup contenders.

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