Inside the Boxscore: 2016-2017 NHL Season

With the abundance of metrics tracked in an NHL game nowadays, analyzing and understanding the data itself is a difficult task. With the fluidity in the sport of hockey, many different stats, methods, and models are applied in hopes of providing valuable insight. The challenge in presenting data to promote meaningful discussion is that it [...]

Why the Calgary Flames’ Window is Wide Open

When Brad Treliving signed his multi-year extension this past summer, Calgary Flames fans rejoiced in a collective happy dance. The heir to the Boston Pizza kingdom has served more than his fair share of mouthwatering cap-friendly contracts, and delivered on his promise of making the Flames competitive again. He gave us Dougie Hamilton and Travis [...]

Behind the Bruise: Evaluating the Force of a Blocked Shot

Introduction One of the most fundamental aspects of engineering mechanics is the study of moving objects. Referred to as dynamics, this area of study aims to determine and predict the behaviour of various bodies as they move, accelerate, collide, and deform. This applies directly to hockey in many ways including the physics behind shots, passes, [...]

Pursuing Pastrnak: What a Trade with Calgary Could Look Like

It’s been a slow summer for RFAs. Many notable players from around the league remain unsigned, including breakout stars from last season Leon Draisaitl, Alexander Wennberg and David Pastrnak. The long negotiations between these players and their teams are almost surely linked to the nature of their success last year, potential lockout-proofing, and waiting for [...]