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Feature Research Articles 

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 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

January 3, 2019

 interactive data viz here

January 2, 2019

 It's wonderful to see the NHL celebrate goals like it's 1989.

Dead Puck Era Highlighted

 source viz at tableau public here

October 26, 2018

The grey vertical line in the graph below represents the introduction of the NHL's salary cap in 2005, and the last time Canadian NHL teams truly dominated their American counterparts.  Since then, Canadian franchises have been on a steady decline while the quality of...

October 20, 2018

Bettman was right.  The salary cap provides cost certainty for owners and parity for competition which gives birth to more stable franchises and perpetual hope for all fans.  My team has a chance, right?

Now, more than ever, fans are seeing the results of Bett...

October 1, 2018

Explore the interactive data viz below to understand player contribution by age group.  Select year(s) and click each bar to explore the player group.

October 1, 2018

In celebration of the start of a young - very young - career for Kotkaniemi, we take a closer look at who dressed for the habs by age-group.

Interactive roster search (select age(s))

All 18-year-old players to dress for the Canadiens