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Feature Research Articles 

February 28, 2018

Short answer:  yes.  But that's just based on this single comparison between 2008 and today (data from Feb 26th 2018).  We will have a more in-depth look at the data in a larger study on NHL demographics.  For now, lets take a closer look at these general observations:...

February 25, 2018

Here is the recent history of trades on deadline day, including the day before.  

February 25, 2018

Explore this interactive chart to learn more about what happenned on NHL trade deadline days of the past.

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February 23, 2018

Below there are 2 interactive charts, plotting the number of players to reach the 60-point plateau since 2006 (excluding the lockout year).  The second chart shows the number of defensemen reached the 40-points during the same range.

The charts reveal an interesting tre...

February 19, 2018

*updated FEB 20 2018 10:07 (new bar graph)

More draft selections means more kicks at the can.  Any General Manager would prefer two 'random' picks in the first two rounds over a single, carefully scouted, pick.  At least that's what a numbers man, an economist like...

February 16, 2018

Which nations are on the rise in the NHL?  Is Canada's status as a great hockey power in jeopardy? 

To answer these questions, we examined data from the NHL 1999 to present; specifically zeroing in on the first round to provide the best barometer of a nation's abil...

February 16, 2018

How would you assess an NHL scouting department's performance?  Judge for yourself.  

We used "games played" in the NHL as the performance indicator; yes, of course this is not an ideal measure of success, but it is a quick way to see the data visually.  From...

February 14, 2018

All NHL executives say "...we pick the best player available...?"  Do you believe that?  Even if those executives believe their own words, biases are unavoidable; it is built into the foundation of any organization.  Navigate the data below and come to your own conclus...

February 12, 2018

How would you assess an NHL scouting department's performance?  An easy way could be to eliminate the 1st round to examine more closely how teams compare to each other in a more level playing field.  We used "games played" in the NHL as the performance indicator; yes,...

February 12, 2018

This standings data visual shows standings points (BAR) accumulated since Jan 1st 2018, with Power Play percentage shown with a star icon.  Teams in a playoff spot as of today are highlighted in blue.  

The visual form quickly draws eyes to several outliers....