By the Numbers: Jacob Trouba is developing into an elite defender

Garret Hohl
January 27 2017 01:03PM

This last summer, Jacob Trouba supposedly requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets due to feeling that given the chance he could play as a bonafide "number one" defender in the NHL.

Since his return, Trouba dominated the NHL and it shows in the numbers.

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Future Free Agents: Ben Bishop

Cam Lewis
January 27 2017 11:48AM

Future Free Agents is a semi-regular feature on NHLNumbers profiling players from 2017's potential free agency class.  

Ben Bishop is the biggest name set to hit this year's free agency market. It's obvious at this point that his time with the Tampa Bay Lightning is coming to an end, but which teams would be interested in throwing a bunch of money at a franchise goaltender this summer? 

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Matthew Tkachuk's rookie impact

Pat Steinberg
January 27 2017 10:00AM

Earlier this month I made a case for Mikael Backlund to be in the Selke Trophy conversation with the year he's had so far. 

In recent weeks, there's been another Calgary Flames forward getting some buzz for an end of season award. What about Matthew Tkachuk for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year? While guessing how voters might think it is a fool's errand, I can tell you Tkachuk has impacted his team as much as any rookie has so far this season.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 27 2017 05:00AM

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Shattenkirk reportedly on board with the 'Shanaplan in Toronto, don't buy Ken Holland's hope in Detroit, a closer look at the Jets GM, the Flames need a shakeup, Oilers have to do better against the best teams, the Battle of Alberta sweep, killing the shootout, Henrik Sedin, NHL power rankings and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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The Flames and the next goal: a statistical look

Ryan Pike
January 26 2017 02:00PM

The Calgary Flames haven't played amazingly well as of late and their game results reflect that. They have allowed the first goal in nine consecutive games. That in itself shouldn't be a back-breaker - our pal Garrett Hohl did an analysis of scoring first and conditional probability over at Hockey Graphs to illustrate that - but the Flames for some reason have crumpled when they get down one or (especially) two goals this season.

We dug into the numbers to check out just how challenged the Flames are at coming back from behind.

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