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Quarantine Mailbag: Volume 1—Kevin Fiala’s Hot Hand, Josi’s Power Play Impact, and Fil’s Glorious Mustache

It’s been three months (and counting); let’s answer some questions

Visualization: Have First Round Picks Helped Teams in the Playoffs Since 2005?

The second edition of The Quarantine Series: a quick look at players drafted in the first-round—especially lottery picks—and how they’ve impacted playoff teams.

Interview: Johnathan Moran, Advanced Stats and Analytics for the Windsor Spitfires

The first entry in The Quarantine Series—stories on hockey, analytics and the Predators from Bryan while we’re all locked away.

Hindsight Happy Hour: Predators 2, Avalanche 3 - Adjust the Antenna, There’s Interference

An uncommon, complete performance marred by one thing: the inability to get the puck in the net (did you expect something else?)

Adapt or Die: Building a Successful Team in the Modern NHL (Part Two)

Why playing youngsters works, how positional fluidity helps, and the role of physicality.

Adapt or Die: Building a Team in the Modern NHL (Part One)

Welcome to the new age, people.

Analytics Corner: Take Good Shots, Win More Games

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take" Well, actually...

Is Team Defense Letting the Predators Down?

We take a look at what’s actually going wrong for the Predators on the ice this season.

A Statistical Look At Kyle Turris

In this follow-up to #TurrisTuesday, we look at exactly what Turris really has brought to the Preds on the ice.

Analytics Quarter-Season Review, Part 1: Goaltending

As we move closer to the passing of the torch, how are Pekka and Juuse doing? And how do they figure into the team's recent slide?

The NHL Has Fixed the Incorrect Shot Locations

Stats are back on the menu, folks

Filip Forsberg: an Underappreciated Defensive Difference Maker

The goal-scoring, soul-stealing offensive wizard has an underappreciated strength on defense, and it’s worth taking a closer look.

If Filip Forsberg is injured, Preds could turn to Kyle Turris

Forsberg did not finish playing in Tuesday’s game against the Golden Knights and is a game-time decision for tonight.

The NHL’s shot location data has changed—and nobody knows why (Update: ...or do they?)

This unannounced change from the NHL affects more than just analytics and shot maps

Visualization: 2018-2019 Predators 5v4 Shot Map Tool

Like one of those Family Circus maps, but we’re following Jeffy being awful on the power play!

Visualization: 2018-2019 Predators Even Strength Shot Map Tool

Bryan brings us some DIY visualizations.

Analytics Corner: We’re Going Streaking

Analyzing "streakiness" (and defending Craig Smith)

Taking Center Stage: An analytical comparison of Matt Duchene and Music City’s centers

As the rumors swirl, the "childhood team" stories start, and the market heats up, is Duchene worth the heartache? Or, more importantly, the price tag?

Better Together: An Analytical Look at the JOFA Line - Part II

The trio of Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, and Viktor Arvidsson have faced some ups and downs this season as injuries have reared their ugly heads. Here’s an in-depth analytical look at the numbers behind their performance.

Better Together: An Analytical Look at the JOFA Line - Part I

The trio of Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg, and Viktor Arvidsson have faced some ups and downs this season as injuries have reared their ugly heads. Here’s an in-depth analytical look at the numbers behind their performance.

Two Prospects; Different Expectations

Alex Carrier was drafted with more hype, but has Frederic Allard surpassed him on the depth chart?

Taking a Shot: A Look At Nashville Predators Shooting In Context

Examining which Predators skaters are better at scoring and why.

The 2016-2017 Super Schedule

Ellis/Bitetto provide stability to Preds defense

It doesn't seem like that sentence would've been uttered at the beginning of the 2015-16 season, but in reality it's a very accurate portrayal of how Nashville's defense works now.

Johansen and Preds Could Be Perfect Match

Nashville finally made a bold move and the team is better off for it.

Pekka Rinne's Poor Performance

Lately, Nashville's star netminder has not been performing up to his usual standards.

Which Players' PIMs Hurt Their Team The Most?

An experiment in penalty time served: who hurts their team the most by being locked up?

The Predators 10 Games In

The first stretch of the season is in the books, so what can we decipher from how the team performed?

Shea Weber May Have Started Declining

Being on the cusp of his 30th birthday in a few weeks, it could be time to consider that he may have already passed the prime of his career without many of us realizing it.

How Many Years Should the Preds Commit to Ribeiro?

It's not a matter of how much, it's a matter of how long.

Preds vs. Hawks Preview: The Defense

There may be more similarities than differences on the blue line between the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks. A comparison between the two shows Nashville may not have the upper hand many believe.

Revisiting Nashville's Optimal Lineup

Looking at the best set of players that could propel the Predators to a strong finish.

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