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

2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Stanley Cup Final

The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the 2020 Stanley Cup. The NHL was completely successful in its Return to Play plan, and managed to see a unique postseason played through in its entirety in just two bubbles. While the end of September most years marks a time where everyone awaits the start of the regular … Continue reading 2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Stanley Cup Final

Visualising the PHWA voting for the 2020 NHL Awards

The seasons are changing. Summer is officially over and the crisp fall weather bestows upon us. The NHL continues its postseason with the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning battling for the Stanley Cup. But perhaps a more important season, as Moira Schitt would tell you herself, is Awards season. https://media.giphy.com/media/U86wP6tZnQ6B8x32SV/giphy.gif The Emmys, the 2020 … Continue reading Visualising the PHWA voting for the 2020 NHL Awards

Breaking down each NHL team’s owners and their business portfolios

Many businesses have been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic. With the NHL playoffs being played out in two Canadian hubs, as well as plans for next year's season still very much in flux, teams will continue to see financial losses next season. One thing Brian Burke has talked about through the pandemic is that … Continue reading Breaking down each NHL team’s owners and their business portfolios

2020 NHL Playoffs goals by game state and scorer: Conference Finals

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