The Calgary Flames seem to be involved in every single trade and signing rumour. Brad Treliving has never been afraid to make big moves, and after a season that saw the Flames bow out of the playoffs in the first round yet again, there is the expectation that big changes are coming for the Flames. … Continue reading Exploring options for the Flames’ next starting goalie →
The Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning will face off for the Stanley after respectively sending the Vegas Golden Knights and New York Islanders home from the Edmonton bubble. By visualising scoring tendencies by game state (5v5, 4v5, 5v4, etc.), we can analyse where a team’s scoring came from. While previous posts in the … Continue reading 2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Conference Finals →
A few weeks back, Elliotte Friedman on 31 Thoughts mentioned that with how tight the salary cap is, teams need to make the most of players on their entry-level contracts (ELCs). He specifically pointed to the Florida Panthers as a team that only used three players on ELCs throughout the 2019-20 season. This piqued my … Continue reading Breaking down the contributions from ELC players for each NHL team →
The Minnesota Wild have been making headlines for a couple weeks now. In the past week they’ve made one significant signing, two significant trades, and look to be on the cusp of making a few more deals as well. Yesterday, the Wild traded their number one center, Eric Staal, to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange … Continue reading Exploring what a Matt Dumba trade could look like for the Flames →
I’m an old school guy. Every two weeks, I sit down at the kitchen table with a pen and paper and make a list of all the things that I need to get from the grocery store. It’s a therapeutic process, one that helps me organize my thoughts so that I’m not missing anything when … Continue reading GM Brad Treliving’s summer shopping list →
Right after the Game Two loss to the Dallas Stars, I wrote a post on why David Rittich should be the Flames’ goalie choice in Game Three. Coming off a loss in which Cam Talbot gave up a couple of soft goals not to mention the second half of a back to back, going to … Continue reading Why the Flames goaltending decision is more complicated than it looks →
Two different series, two different stories. Both the East and West Conference Finals are now four games deep, and both have one team on the brink of the Stanley Cup Final and the other team on the brink of elimination heading into their respective Game Fives. Of the four teams still in it, only the … Continue reading Comparing the stats behind the East and West Conference Finals →
Continuing with the goals by game state and scorer series, we not look at the teams that were eliminated in the second round. Now as the goal totals are higher for the teams involved, we get to see different glimpses into each teams’ scoring styles. In the second round, three series went to Game Seven, … Continue reading 2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Second Round →
Following up on the goals by game state and scorer data visualisations for teams eliminated in the qualifying round, we now look at the eight teams who had their vie for the Stanley Cup end after the first round. The first round saw some surprise early exits, include the last two Cup champions in the … Continue reading 2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: First Round →
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