Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr speak ahead of the World Cup of Hockey 2016

Understanding escrow in the NHL CBA and its impact on the 2020-21 season

One of the most hot topic issues in NHL's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations for years has been escrow. Most recently, escrow has been a significant discussion point in shaping how the next NHL season will look, and how player salaries would be handled in the COVID world. It's a very important topic, and escrow … Continue reading Understanding escrow in the NHL CBA and its impact on the 2020-21 season

Early Stanley Cup favourites based on divisional realignment proposals

It's common knowledge that the NHL has full intention of bringing on the 2020-21 season. Navigating the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic for professional sports that include team-to-team contact and multi-city travel makes for a complex task. A part of the planning includes the idea of separating Canadian teams into an all-Canadian division and splitting … Continue reading Early Stanley Cup favourites based on divisional realignment proposals

Visualising Doug Wilson's San Jose Sharks draft picks (2003-2019 NHL Drafts) Tracking the progression of the 120 players drafted by the Sharks during Wilson's tenure as general manager. A data visualisation is shown as a modified alluvial diagram to track player progression.

Visualising the development of San Jose Sharks draft picks made by Doug Wilson

The San Jose Sharks have one of the NHL's longest tenured general managers in Doug Wilson (only the Nashville Predators and David Poile have had a longer such executive relationship). Since being named the Sharks' GM in 2003, Wilson has seen the team win a Presidents' Trophy in 2008-09, make the Stanley Cup Finals in … Continue reading Visualising the development of San Jose Sharks draft picks made by Doug Wilson

A comprehensive guide to all the major hockey leagues outside North America

The NHL is the best professional hockey league in the world. However, every single NHL player has spent time in other leagues on their road to the NHL, and even after their NHL careers are over. The list of leagues, including minor and professional, is a long one. We compiled information on all the important … Continue reading A comprehensive guide to all the major hockey leagues outside North America

A comprehensive guide to all the hockey leagues in North America

The NHL is the best professional hockey league in the world. However, every single NHL player has spent time in other leagues on their road to the NHL, and even after their NHL careers are over. The list of leagues, including minor and professional, is a long one. We compiled information on all the important … Continue reading A comprehensive guide to all the hockey leagues in North America

Visualising the development of Detroit Red Wings draft picks made by Ken Holland since 2008

The Detroit Red Wings have now had two NHL Entry Drafts led by Steve Yzerman and the Yzerplan. Just two years removed from the end of the Ken Holland era, the makeup of the Red Wings still very much have Holland's influence all over the team, and we can look back into his recent draft … Continue reading Visualising the development of Detroit Red Wings draft picks made by Ken Holland since 2008

Visualising the development of Edmonton Oilers draft picks made by Peter Chiarelli

The Edmonton Oilers are now two drafts removed from Peter Chiarelli's influence. As the last two NHL entry drafts have had current general manager Ken Holland at the Oilers' helm, his fingerprints are starting to show in the Oilers' prospects system. Still, Chiarelli's impact on the Oilers will still be felt for years to come. … Continue reading Visualising the development of Edmonton Oilers draft picks made by Peter Chiarelli

Visualising the development of Vancouver Canucks draft picks made by Jim Benning

The 2020 NHL Draft saw the Vancouver Canucks add five prospects to their system, selecting a player each from the third round through to the seventh. After this draft, Jim Benning's tenure as general manager has brought in 48 draft picks since his arrival in 2014. Of the 43 draft picks made in prior years, … Continue reading Visualising the development of Vancouver Canucks draft picks made by Jim Benning