February 20 2015 09:52AM
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Corsi, Fenwick, PDO and rate stats have come to the NHL's official website. Sort of.
On Friday morning, the NHL rolled out a new page of advanced team and player stats with their "Enhanced Stats" resource page. The page itself is clean and well designed, and the stats we've been discussing for the past seven years are now officially recognized. Although the metrics have been renamed, the NHL is now officially onboard. That matters.
It's also the big picture takeaway here, and it's a significant shift, an important moment in the history of hockey analytics. Blogging is all about optimism and overreaction though, so in that spirit, let's look into what NHL.com's enhanced statistic site is offering - let's discuss what it does well, what it could do better - and give our initial reaction.
February 11 2015 02:49PM
The Dallas Stars have belatedly upgraded their goaltending by acquiring legitimately good if undersized netminder Jhonas Enroth from the busy Buffalo Sabres. The deal has been confirmed by both clubs, and the Sabres will receive a conditional third-round pick in return for their most frequent starting netminder.
The Stars have received the second worst overall goaltending in hockey this season and were desperate to add some help in net. Adding Enroth, a pending unrestricted free agent, is a quality move, though it's possible that the move will prove to be too little, too late for the Stars.
February 09 2015 11:33AM
They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!
February 06 2015 01:05PM
The Anaheim Ducks are reportedly keen on acquiring Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers, and may even be willing to include promising young defenseman Cam Fowler in the exchange.
That seems like a steep price to pay, but there may be a bit more going on here than meets the eye. Let's get into it.
February 05 2015 10:35AM
What follows is an article from Nation Network senior collective bargaining agreement correspondent and corporate lawyer @BeantownCanuck. You may remember him from his stellar work on rule 13.23, or his piece on the penalties for cap floor violations.
Today Beantown sets his eyes on the NHL's confusing escrow system, which pits players against players, and results in uncertainty for NHL executives. He has some ideas to improve the system.