April 29 2009 07:19PM
I read an article on Irreverent Oiler Fans the other day that started me wondering on the offensive potential of Andrew Cogliano. That post worked backwards; looking at NHL impact players and identifying what percentage of them had similar seasons at the same age. What I’m about to do is the opposite; I’ll look at players who had similar offensive seasons to Andrew Cogliano and attempt to establish what range of offense he’s likely to produce as an NHL’er.
April 28 2009 08:10PM
With the news coming out today that the Oilers are going to interview Tom Renney (shown above, demonstrating his easy going manner and rapport with his players), I thought it might be of interest to take a look at the records of NHL coaches post-lockout.
April 27 2009 01:47PM
Gabriel Desjardins of behindthenet.ca does a study at the end of each season that attempts to measure difficulty of shots that every NHL goaltender faces. The methodology can be found here, and it’s an interesting look at a statistic that’s largely swayed by team ability.
April 26 2009 09:33AM
With the first two days of the 2009 IIHF World Championship in the books, most of the games have featured the hockey powers dominating smaller countries. Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the United States have beaten Germany, Belarus, Latvia, Norway, Austria and Denmark by a combined score of 30-4.
April 25 2009 11:33AM
This is my ranking of Oilers prospects; every single prospect of note is included somewhere on this list. It differs significantly from similar efforts by The Hockey News and Hockey’s Future - I’m much less concerned with draft position than I am in where the prospects are right now.