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Analytics and the Draft

By |2018-04-29T00:39:41-04:00April 28th, 2018|Feature Story, Staff|

  Analytics and the Draft   Over the last few months, we’ve explored the history of analytics and how they should be applied to the game of hockey. Now that the season has ended for 23 of the league’s 31 teams, the draft is the next thing to look forward to for most fans in [...]

Advanced Stat Series – Value of Differing Metrics

By |2018-01-26T17:27:39-05:00January 26th, 2018|Feature Story|

     The modern advent of public data and websites providing new sports metrics to evaluate players has become somewhat of a double-edged sword. On one hand, the democratization of sports statistic analysis has resulted in a whole new area of the business teams are building out, and on the other, it has polarized fans [...]

Advanced Stats Series

By |2018-01-26T17:28:39-05:00January 9th, 2018|Feature Story|

  Welcome back, and a happy holiday season to you all! Last month we left off with the advent of tracking shots on goal, and making an attempt to justify finding even the smallest of competitive advantages through mathematics and analysis. Post-expansion, the NHL game transitioned through phases of exorbitant toughness, extreme skill gaps between [...]

August 31-in-31: Minnesota Wild

By |2018-06-12T11:02:01-04:00August 14th, 2017|Feature Story|

  Season Summary/Expectations   The Minnesota Wild had their most successful regular season in their brief existence last year finishing with 49 wins and 106 points to finish 2nd in the Central Division. As the trade deadline approached, expectations continued to grow, and the Wild because significant buyers, offloading multiple draft picks to land pending [...]

July 31-in-31: Minnesota Wild

By |2018-06-12T11:10:30-04:00July 15th, 2017|Feature Story|

Over the course  of the last two seasons the Minnesota Wild moved both their first and second round picks in the 2017 NHL Draft. With a pick in the third round, two picks in the fourth, and a pick in each remaining round, the chance at acquiring significant upside was considered minimal entering the draft. [...]

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