The craze over Expected Goals (or xG) in hockey analytics is one that close followers of the movement likely haven’t seen since tracking Corsi first became popular years ago. For those that are only generally aware of the calculation of expected goals, it is a formula that attempts to account for the goal expectancy of […]

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Despite the fact that he will only be turning 45 in February 2017, there have been questions as to whether Jaromir Jagr will continue to produce for a surging Florida Panthers team this coming NHL season. Sarcasm aside, the realization that a player as great as Jagr could ever decline is a strange one for […]

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Those that read my work consistently might remember a piece that came out about a year ago where I predicted breakout seasons for Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Hertl. Barkov nearly doubled his previous career-high in goals by scoring 28, while Hertl stayed healthy long enough to record career highs in goals (21) and points (46). […]

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The Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils pulled off one of the biggest and most surprising trades in recent sports history last week when the Oilers swapped star winger Taylor Hall for the young defenseman Adam Larsson. #NHLTrade: Taylor Hall traded by @EdmontonOilers to @NJDevils for Adam Larsson. pic.twitter.com/9KwZopO5Ng — NHL (@NHL) June 29, 2016 […]

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New York Rangers The New York Rangers had another half-hearted draft experience. The team has not had a first round draft pick since the 2012 draft when the Rangers selected Brady Skjei. New York has  drafted well in the past ten years. A majority of first round picks became NHL players while many lower round […]

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The Edmonton Oilers have 2016’s fourth overall draft pick. The team, however, should not make that pick. Instead, GM Peter Chiarelli and his team should trade their first round pick for an established NHL defenseman. Why? Time and time again the Oilers have had top picks in the first round, and only once in recent memory […]

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This week, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said some pretty bold statements about his team’s offseason. He mentioned that there were “no untouchables” on the Rangers roster and that they are looking to bring in “new blood and new energy to the team.” With some major off-season moves looming for the New York Rangers, […]

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In the 2012 offseason the New York Rangers gave up Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov for Rick Nash. This trade was to help Columbus begin their rebuilding process and to help the Rangers finally get their elite goal scorer to push them over the hump and into Stanley Cup Finals. However, four years later, the Rangers […]

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The 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs have certainly delivered upon the hype they receive from fans of the NHL each spring. Not only did the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks finally overcome their first round playoff demons in advancing to the Western Conference Finals, but the Tampa Lightning have managed to return to the […]

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In the NHL, shot totals will typically show the dominance of one team over another. The team with the most shots should usually win. However, that is not the case in the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite out-shooting the Tampa Bay Lightning 162-106 through four games, the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves in a 2-2 series tie […]

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