Statistical Analysis

Introducing the NHL's "Designated Sitters"


Sometimes it isn't the referee who sends a player into the penalty box, it's his own head coach.

Central Division supremacy, the order of the day in the NHL


The Nashville Predators sit atop the NHL standings, but all the teams in the Central Division are getting the job done these days.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Accept The Shane O'Brien/Ryan Parent Trade


Today's surprising trade between Vancouver and Nashville makes for quite a transition on the Predators defense, especially when coupled with the assignment of Aaron Johnson to Milwaukee and the...

Nashville vs. Atlanta, inside the numbers


Just as the Nashville Predators started rounding into regular season form with last night's 2-1 win over Atlanta, we here at On the Forecheck are getting our game on as well.

Why Patric Hornqvist's new contract is a steal


Should Nashville Predators fans be concerned over Patric Hornqvist getting a 3-year, $9.25 million contract after just one productive NHL season?

NHL schedule feeds some teams exhausted opponents in 2010-2011 season


Playing games on back-to-back nights is a grueling aspect of the NHL season. But which teams will face the most opponents playing on no rest in 2010-2011?

The 10 Toughest Sets of Back-To-Back Games in the 2010-11 NHL Season


One grueling aspect of professional hockey is the dreaded "back to back" set of games, so which teams will face the toughest ones in the 2010-11 season?

How far will your favorite team travel this year? Check the 2010-11 NHL Super Schedule!


For years, arguments over the toughest NHL schedule were founded in ignorance and partisanship, but for the fourth consecutive season, I'd like to present the NHL Super Schedule to help inform your...

Faceoff opportunities for the Nashville Predators


Marcel Goc's career-best offensive totals could lead to opportunities on the power play next season, but might his faceoff-winning abilities be valuable there as well?

Breaking down faceoff winning percentage by NHL teams


A typical hockey game features more than 50 faceoffs, but only a few teams can turn that skill into a significant competitive advantage.

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