Draft Theory: Height matters, but maybe due to bias

Garret Hohl
February 10 2015 01:00PM


Some of the gents over at Canucks Army have been doing an excellent job investigating trends in drafting and success. This analysis includes excellent articles on size having an impact on draft success looking at forwards (by Money Puck) and defensemen (by Josh Weissbock).

I've gotten my hands on some data, so I thought I throw my own analysis into the pile.

Let's take a glance at what some numbers say.

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Lots of interest and even more posturing on the Evander Kane trade front

Thomas Drance
February 09 2015 04:18PM

So this may or may not surprise you: lots of teams would love to acquire a 23-year-old power forward who scores 5-on-5 goals at a first-line rate, especially if that 23-year-old power forward who scores 5-on-5 goals at a first-line rate can be had on the cheap.

Though Evander Kane is lost for the season following shoulder surgery, the rumours surrounding his future continue to flow in. There's a lot of reported interest and even more reported posturing. 

Let's dig in.

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Do the Jets win more games when out-hitting?

Garret Hohl
February 09 2015 01:06PM

The hit statistic is one of the more common stats thrown out there in game analysis. It isn't uncommon to hear some saying they are losing due to lack of physicality, show the hit numbers, and then play some clips. Earlier this morning I wrote an article at Hockey-Graphs about hitting and its negative relationship with goal differentials.

But what about the Jets? Does this trend persist for them?

Let's take a look.

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Nation Network NHL Power Rankings: Blackhawks reclaim top spot

Thomas Drance
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!

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Bring Alexander Burmistrov back!

Garret Hohl
February 09 2015 08:00AM


"AlexanderBurmistrov" byCanada Hky- Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 viaWikimedia Commons.

Lately all the Winnipeg Jets talk has been centred on a young, talented player being lost to the organization. Instead of focusing on the negative, I thought we turn it around and focus on the positive. Alexander Burmistrov will likely be returning to the NHL and that is a good thing!

Let's take a look at why.

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