Top Goalies of the 2015 World Juniors

Josh W
January 08 2015 09:00AM

With the World Juniors over we can go back and look at how teams and performed over the tournament.  Much like scouts ranking Crouse at #3 in prospect rankings, we can use this small sample size to making sweeping generalizations about these players.

One of the fun areas to analyze is goalies given how difficult they are to predict, how easily they are affected by variances and how much they can effect the results of games. So let’s use what we know about goaltender analytics to see which were the best goaltenders of the tournament.

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First Star, Worst Star: January 4th, 2015

January 04 2015 07:30AM

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Well gang, we did it, we made it to the year 2015. THE FUTURE IS NOW! And what also is now is this weeks First Star, Worst Star. 

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2015 World Juniors Round-Robin Hotwash

Josh W
January 03 2015 11:24AM

A “hotwash” is commonly used in the military and emergency response communities. It is a term used for after a mission or activity to discuss happened, what went as planned and what should be done differently next time. It's more or less synonym for a postmortem or an after-action report.

With the World Juniors Round Robin having been completed on the last day of 2014, with the calendar turning over we use those results to seed the World Juniors Tournament that starts the road down towards the Gold Medal match.

We can use analytics to look at how these teams have performed and try and make predictions towards the gold medal match.

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Canadian WJC Bottom 6 Forwards Usage

Josh W
January 02 2015 12:15PM

In previous articles we’ve explored the CHL usage of the many members of the Canadian World Juniors roster, including the goaltendersdefencemen and the top 6 forwards. Today we look at the remaining forwards and compare their usage.

Read past the jump for our analytical coverage of these prospects.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 02 2015 06:30AM

Team Canada keeps on rolling, Canucks looking to deal, Fire Carlyle, Draisaitl back to junior, Evander Kane out long term and more in this week's Roundup.

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