NHL Season Recap – Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings 2016-17 season: 39-35-8, 86 Did not qualify for playoffs Head Coach: Fired – Darryl Sutter (2011) 5th Place Pacific Division General Manager: Fired – Dean Lombardi (2006); Rob Blake (2017) 10th Place Western Conference AHL Affiliate: Ontario Reign ECHL Affiliate: Manchester Monarchs Draft Position: Will have the tenth greatest odds in the…

NHL Season Recap – Florida Panthers

Florida Panthers 2016-17 season: 35-36-11, 81 points Did not qualify for playoffs Head Coach: Gerard Gallant (Fired), Tim Rowe (Fired) 6th Place Atlantic Division General Manager: Dale Tallon (2010) 13th Place Eastern Conference AHL Affiliate: Springfield Thunderbirds ECHL Affiliate: None Draft Position: Will have the ninth  greatest odds in the NHL Draft Lottery Top Forwards…

NHL Season Recap – Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars 2016-17 season: 34-47-11, 79 points Did not qualify for playoffs Head Coach: Fired – Lindy Ruff (2013); Newly Hired – Ken Hitchcock (2017) 6th Place Central Division General Manager: Jim Nill (2013) 11th Place Western Conference AHL Affiliate: Texas Stars ECHL Affiliate: Idaho Steelheads Draft Position: Will have the eighth  greatest odds in…

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…

NHL Season Recap – Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings 2016-17 season: 33-36-13, 79 points Did not qualify for playoffs Head Coach: Jeff Blashill (2015) 7th Place Atlantic Division General Manager: Ken Holland (1997) 14th  Place Eastern Conference AHL Affiliate: Grand Rapids Griffins ECHL Affiliate: Toledo Walleye Draft Position: Will have the seventh  greatest odds in the NHL Draft Lottery Top Forward…

NHL Playoff Round Two Preview

Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division (1) Washington Capitals vs (2) Pittsburgh Penguins Schedule: Game 1: Thursday 4/27 in Washington Game 2: Saturday 4/29 in Washington Game 3: Monday 5/1 in Pittsburgh Game 4: Wednesday 5/3 in Pittsburgh Game 5 (If Necessary): Saturday 5/6 in Washington Game 6 (If Necessary): Monday 5/8 in Pittsburgh Game 7 (If…

NHL Playoff Round One Recap

Western Conference Central Division (1) Chicago Blackhawks 0 vs (WC2) Nashville Predators 4 My Prediction: I predicted that the Blackhawks would win in 7 games Thoughts: The idea that I thought that this series would go 7 games shows how close I expected this series to be.  Ultimately, I thought that Chicago’s playoff experience and the high-end…