June 24 2016 12:18PM
With the first round of the draft only a handful of hours away and at least a couple of trades sounding pretty likely to drop within the next 24 hours, now seems like a good time to take a surface-level look at the quality of players rumored to be available.
Domenic Galamini's excellent HERO Charts provide us a great avenue to do that. I've compiled the Primary Points Per 60 and Relative Corsi For % numbers of both the forwards and defenseman that may or not be in play. These numbers give us a good look at which players teams would be smart to go after and which players teams should avoid.
June 24 2016 06:00AM
It is draft day, and so I want to take one more chance to discuss Draft Theory while expanding the discussion I started with my piece earlier on Logan Stanley.
So, here is a few more words on what I said before and what you can learn from both history and numbers.
June 24 2016 05:18AM
The day is here!! It is finally the first day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The day arrives where multiple 18-year-olds have their potential NHL work options severely limited.
The time has come for the Winnipeg Jets to make their selections for the first round of the NHL Draft and we have your preview at Jets Nation.
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June 24 2016 05:00AM
Big week for the Leafs, should the Jets make a big trade, Flames hire new coach, is Marc-Andre Fleury a fit in Calgary, Datsyuk disaster in Detroit, 10 years since Oilers went to the cup final, Vegas expansion confirmed, official expansion draft rules, 2016 mock draft, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
June 23 2016 03:02PM
Greetings from the Empire City, where the NHL’s annual meat market devoted to diverting children to unhappy new homes is set for tomorrow evening. As an addition to Jets Nation’s extensive coverage of the picks themselves, I’m on site to add fan perspective of the proceedings themselves, as well as maybe a few nuggets picked up from the mass of insiders, bloggers, hockey ops people, and other casual drunkards that populate this weekend every season.