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September 19, 2020

Below are various charts showing Goals Saved Above Expected (GSAX). Each 'Playoff Total' chart shows the cumulative GSAX, but each round chart shows the 'Adjusted' GSAX which uses the opponents shooting talent to adjust the GSAX. Shooting talent is defined by the team'...

September 13, 2020

*updated from previous version publish in April 2020.

** have fun with the Interactive Draft Explorer found here while reading this article.

Assessing an NHL team’s drafting performance is notoriously difficult. There are far too many considerations including the lack of...

April 10, 2020

These are just a few typical areas a modern team must focus on for success, but the reality is a team like the Montreal Canadiens must view these components of operations as standard requirements. In order to fight parity and rise above mediocrity, teams must go beyond...

March 27, 2020

NHL general managers (GMs) are a special breed and the numbers prove it. Maybe the most telling thing about an NHL general manager that separates him from his counterparts in other major sports is that he has most likely played the game at the professional level. 22 (o...

October 17, 2019

A measure of 'aggressiveness' can be the 'shorty'.  The short handed goal can give us an indication of the nature of a power play.  Of course it is only one aspect of a larger story, but interesting nonetheless.  Interactive version - choose your team - at bottom....

September 25, 2019

The 'Hockey's Happiness Index' was first featured on Boston Hockey Now a creation by Wave Intel.  The interactive graph (graphic #2 at bottom) allows you to hover over each team to get more information.

The Y-axis along the left side is playoff wins, and the X-axis is r...

September 11, 2019

Interactive chart showing the history of save percentage (line) and shorts per game (bar).  

September 11, 2019

If you lived through the 'dead puck era', you know that things look pretty good in the NHL right now.  Scoring is up! 

Here's a look at the trends in NHL power play data. 

interactive data viz here

April 10, 2019

The Sharks and Golden Knights have similar chance generation and suppression rates, but the end results are a little different.  The Sharks have superiors shooting percentages which gives them an edge scoring, especially on the PP.  On the other hand, Vegas has superio...

April 10, 2019

 It's a battle between two defensive powers. The Stars 5v5 offence was surprisingly weak, with a terrible shooting percentage.  And Nashville's power play is very bad.

 What have you done for me lately?  

In the last 10 games of the season (right side), th...