Top to Bottom: The Overachievers and Underachievers After One Month

Embed from Getty Images It’s more of a ‘Bottom to Top’ but ‘Top to Bottom’ sounds better. This is a monthly feature where I’ll do a dive into each team’s underlying numbers to see if they match up with where they currently sit in the standings.  It’s been one month. At this point, we can, in most…

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Breaking Down Summer 2016: Metropolitan Division

Embed from Getty Images This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also,…

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Breaking Down Summer 2016: Central Division

Embed from Getty Images This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also,…

Breaking Down Summer 2016: Pacific Division

Embed from Getty Images This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also,…

NHLNumbers is looking for contributors

Embed from Getty Images NHLNumbers is looking for contributors! Throughout the history of the site we’ve had an impressive roster of writers, many of which have gone on to earn full-time jobs in journalism, working for NHL and CHL teams, and other industry jobs. Now, we’re looking to expand and continue this tradition by adding some new players…

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Because It’s The Cap: Edmonton Oilers

Embed from Getty Images Over the next month, we at NHLnumbers are going to be taking a look at where each team in the league currently stands based on what we learned from them last season, and where they realistically can and should go this summer with the resources and cap space they have. It’s…

Future Free Agent Profiles: Teddy Purcell

Embed from Getty Images At the end of the 2014-15 season, there wasn’t much positive to be said about Teddy Purcell. In his first season with the Edmonton Oilers, he scored 12 goals and 22 assists in 82 games, which was by far his lowest point-per-game production total since breaking into the league with the…

Top to Bottom: Checking in with each team as the Trade Deadline approaches

Embed from Getty Images We’re four months deep into the NHL season and the trade deadline is right around the corner. Time flies, I know. By now, it’s become clear for most organizations as to whether they’ll be buying or selling at the deadline, but there are still a handful of teams that aren’t very good but are right…

Are the Edmonton Oilers actually this bad?

View image | gettyimages.com The article Mike Brophy wrote for the Hockey News recently got me thinking about the Oilers and whether they’re actually as bad as their record suggests. He essentially said that it’s absurd how bad the Oilers are after drafting first overall four times in the past six years, and that the league should…

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Eyes on the Dollar: Edmonton Oilers

View image | gettyimages.com This is a 30 part series analyzing the short and long term cap situations of each team in the NHL as we head into the 2015-16 season. The stats and information that I use in these articles is courtesy of Hockey Reference, War on Ice, and NHLNumbers.  Here the Oilers were,…

Bargain Bin Shopping: Forwards Left on the Market

View image | gettyimages.com Remember when teams were happy to hand out massive contracts like Halloween candy during the NHL’s free agency period? That certainly hasn’t been the case this summer. In fact, this has been a terrible summer for free agents, as the lower-than-expected cap ceiling has resulted in teams being more conservative ever…