The NHL Goaltending Carousel

Jonathan Willis
March 28 2015 01:30PM

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We’re approaching what could be a pretty slow summer for goalie moves. There really aren’t that many No. 1 candidates approaching free agency or plausibly available via trade; at the same time 80 percent of the league – 24 teams – has a legitimate starter under contract and two more clubs have one entering restricted free agency.

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Montreal Canadiens' Marc Bergevin getting excellent bang-for-buck

Jonathan Willis
March 02 2015 10:53AM


If a well-dressed man with a French accent shows up at your garage sale, don’t bother haggling with him, just quickly send him on his way. It might not be Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, but there is no sense taking chances. And judging from his work at the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline he spends a lot of time hunting bargains and he usually gets what he wants for less than he should.

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If the Oilers’ advanced stats are so good, why don’t they win hockey games?

Jonathan Willis
November 18 2014 11:59AM

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The comments section on this website was a little testy yesterday, and analytics in hockey were a target for many. It’s understandable; there has been a lot of talk about the Oilers’ improved underlying numbers while at the same time the team isn’t winning hockey games. So what’s going on with that anyway?

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Dallas Eakins on how an NHL coaching staff can use analytics

Jonathan Willis
August 09 2014 04:47PM

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We’re in the dog days of summer, and thanks to that even something as relatively small as the hiring of a statistical consultant by Edmonton had been debated to death.

Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins talked to Winnipeg’s TSN 1290 about the move, and he managed both to say some new things and give us some idea about what he’s expecting from new addition Tyler Dellow.

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Edmonton Oilers hire analytics expert Tyler Dellow

Jonathan Willis
August 05 2014 11:07AM


If you’re like me, Tyler Dellow’s website is a must-read. Or, at least, it was a must-read. The site went down last night, and this morning TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that Dellow had been hired by an NHL team.

That NHL team? Apparently the Edmonton Oilers.

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