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Back to the Bad Old Days?

After basking in the glow of the high-octane "New NHL" for a couple seasons, the grousing has begun once again, declaring that defense is regaining the upper hand, and another set of adjustments...

Quick Draw Artists

There's nothing like the pivotal moments late in an NHL game, where each rush up ice is met with hope and dread, depending on the rooting interest of the fans watching. Sometimes, the deciding...

To Float or Not To Float, That Is The Question...

"Defense Wins Championships." We've all heard this tired cliche countless times, but is there any way to quantify if, and to what extent, this is really the case?If we take a look at the Winning...

"Two minutes by yourself, and you feel shame, you know.."

Take a hike over to the Globe & Mail and read Alan Ryder's latest article on the cost of penalties... it's well worth Two Minutes.

Good seeds and Bad seeds...

Now is the time of year when we start to see articles describing how winning the President's Trophy really isn't that big a deal, and that teams like Buffalo, Nashville, Detroit and Anaheim are...

Hooray for PythagenPuck

Back in November, around the quarter-mark of the NHL regular season, I wrote a piece looking at Expected Winning Percentages for each team, based on their Goals For/Goals Against ratio, using the...

Is Sid the Best Playmaker in the NHL?

My recent piece looking at 1st vs. 2nd Assists and the possible impact on Hart Trophy consideration generated a deluge of emails, most expressing outrage over the mere suggestion that anyone other...

You've gotta have Hart

As the 2006-7 NHL Regular Season heads into its final weeks, it's time to consider the contenders for some of the major awards. In order to add ammunition to your own barstool-style arguments over...

Give & Take

Following up on our look at the extent to which personal judgement might affect the compilation of the NHL's Extended Statistics, I bring you today a look at Giveaways and Takeaways. In a nutshell,...

A Shot is a Shot is a Shot, right?

When it comes to using the extended NHL statistics (hits, giveaways, takeaways, etc.) the question of reliability naturally comes into play. These incidents are recorded by scorers in each NHL...

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