February 15 2015 05:07PM
The draft is one of the most interesting places to investigate in hockey. You have predictive analytics, growth curves, game theory, opportunity costs, and many other areas of study interacting.
Sometimes I find information interesting, anecdotal or otherwise, but doesn't really pertain relatively speaking to what I'm focusing on. I recently fiddled with the draft vizualization centre (over at hockeyprospectus.com by Matt Pfeffer) and found some interesting trends.
I thought I'd share these trends:
February 15 2015 03:00PM
I hope you all had a great valentines day, filled with love and and happiness, or if you're anything like me, filled with pizza and self loathing. One thing that will never let you down is First Star, Worst Star!
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 15 2015 08:03AM
A few months from now, the St. John's IceCaps might look at this game with a bit of regret. As the season progresses and a playoff spot begins to look somewhat attainable, it's games like these that will make all the difference in making possibilities into realities. Unfortunately for the Caps, they gave up two points to a team that they're looking to overtake.
February 15 2015 06:00AM
(Picture by Tom ServoMST3K at hfboards.hockeysfuture.com)
Big Buff can be a polarizing figure. He often keeps to himself and doesn't like attention at times. But not always...
February 14 2015 11:51PM
The Winnipeg Jets took the Detroit Red Wings to the skills competition and won the coin toss for an extra point. Of course the Jets can be declared the unanimous winners of the Evander Kane trade, since Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers now have more points on the Jets than Zach Bogosian and Kane have for the Buffalo Sabres.
The Jets struggled early, being dominated in shots, chances, possession... basically whatever you could think of. After an embarrassing first period -and probably an earful from Paul Maurice- the Jets decided to shape up and stuck it back to the Wings.
Read past the jump for more.