Hockey Analytics

A friend recently reached out to me on Twitter, after I had emailed him a copy of my senior thesis, asking me if I’d be interested in writing a blog post explaining some of the advanced stats or analytics used in the NHL right now.  I was absolutely interested in doing so, and was really…

Major League Monday

Current Standings AL East Team Wins Losses Games Back Wild Card Games Back Record Last Week New York Yankees 40 33 – +1.5 2-4 Boston Red Sox 41 34 – +1.5 2-4 Tampa Bay Rays 40 38 2.5 1.0 3-3 Baltimore Orioles 37 38 2.5 2.5 3-4 Toronto Blue Jays 36 39 5.0 3.5 3-4…

NHL Draft Results

New Jersey Devils RD 1-1: C Nico Hishier, 18, Switzerland, Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL RD 2-36: F Jesper Boqvist, 18, Sweden, Timra IK, Allsvenskan RD 3-63 (Originally Colorado’s): C/RW Fabian Zetterlund, 17, Sweden, Farjestad BK, SHL RD 3-81 (Originally San Jose’s): D Reilly Walsh, 18, United States, Proctor Academy, USHS RD 4-98: RW Nikita A Popugayev,…

NHL Free Agent Predictions – Goaltenders

The Free Agents Unrestricted Ryan Miller, 36: 2016-17 Cap Hit: $6,000,000 2016-17 Stats, all with Vancouver: 54 regular season games: 54 GS,18-29-6, 3 shutouts, .914 SV%, 2.80 GAA, 48.1 Quality Start % (QS%), .924 Even Strength (ES) SV%, .897 PP SV%, .852 Short-Handed (SH) SV% 2017-18 Outlook: The Canucks realistically have no reason to bring…

NHL Trades I Would Like to See Happen this Summer

Boston Bruins Trade Possibilities D Torey Krug/Brandon Carlo/Charlie McAvoy to Colorado for LW Gabriel Landeskog The Bruins need scoring as was evident by their playoff “run” this year.  Landeskog makes more sense to me for the Bruins than Duchene does because the Bruins already have two quality centers for their top two lines. Landeskog is…

NHL Expansion Draft Results

The Picks From Colorado: G Calvin Pickard From Vancouver: D Luca Sbisa From Arizona: F Teemu Pulkkinen From New Jersey: D Jon Merrill From Buffalo: F William Carrier & 2017 6th RD Pick From Dallas: F Cody Eakin From Detroit: F Tomas Nosek From Florida: F Jonathan Marchessault & F Reilly Smith for 2018 4th…

NHL Free Agent Predictions – Defensemen

The Free Agents Unrestricted Andrei Markov, 38: 2016-17 Cap Hit: $5,750,000 2016-17 Stats, all with Montreal: 62 regular season games: 6 goals, 30 assists, +18 rating, 12 powerplay points, 1 shorthanded point, 6.1 S%, 21:50 ATOI, 39 hits, 73 blocks, 54.0 CF% 6 playoff games: 0 goals, 1 assist, -1 rating, 26:09 ATOI, 4 hits,…

NHL Protection Lists

I have already gone through all 30 teams and generated my own protection lists, but now that the actual lists have been submitted and published on sites, I am going to list the players protected and exposed.  I am then going to pick Vegas’ roster while keeping in mind known trades that have been published…

NHL Free Agent Prediction – Left Wing Edition

The Free Agents Unrestricted Patrick Marleau, 37: 2016-17 Cap Hit – $6,666,666 2016-17 Stats, all with San Jose: 82 regular season games: 27 goals, 19 assists, +4 rating, 16 powerplay points, 14.2 S%, 51.4 CF% 6 playoff games: 3 goals, 1 assist, -1 rating, 25.0 S% 2017-18 Outlook: I think there are certainly teams that…

Major League Monday

Current Standings AL East Team Wins Losses Games Back Wild Card Games Back Record Last Week New York Yankees 38 29 – +3.5 1-6 Boston Red Sox 39 30 – +3.5 5-2 Tampa Bay Rays 37 35 3.5 – 3-3 Baltimore Orioles 34 34 4.5 1.0 3-4 Toronto Blue Jays 33 35 5.5 2.0 2-3…

NHL Free Agent Predictions – Right Wing Edition

The Free Agents Unrestricted Alexander Radulov, 30: 2016-17 Cap Hit: $5,750,000 2016-17 Stats, all with Montreal: 76 regular season games: 18 goals, 36 assists, +10 rating, 16 powerplay points, 12.2 S%, 54.2 CF% 6 playoff games: 2 goals, 5 assists, Even Rating, 22.2 S% 2017-18 Outlook: Radulov bet on himself last offseason by agreeing to…

NHL Expansion Draft – Winnipeg Jets

Expansion Draft Rules All information from NHL.com Protected Lists Clubs can protect one of two options: Seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goaltender Eight skaters and one goaltender All players with No-Movement clauses in their contract have to be protected unless they waive their clauses All first- and second-year pro players will be exempt from…

NHL Expansion Draft – Washington Capitals

Expansion Draft Rules All information from NHL.com Protected Lists Clubs can protect one of two options: Seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goaltender Eight skaters and one goaltender All players with No-Movement clauses in their contract have to be protected unless they waive their clauses All first- and second-year pro players will be exempt from…