Making Sense of Advanced Stats

Hockey has been a sport that has long been dominated by seeing how players look on the ice. If a player is flashy and can score beautiful goals, we often look at them as more valuable to a team. After all, a team can only be successful if it can score more goals than its … Continue reading Making Sense of Advanced Stats

Yet another reason Mark Giordano deserves the Norris

We'll all soon find out if Mark Giordano will win the award he has rightfully earned due to his stellar regular season. Heading into the event tonight, he's the odds on favourite to win the award, and many voters have already stated that they've penned in Giordano as the Norris Trophy winner on their ballots. … Continue reading Yet another reason Mark Giordano deserves the Norris

Johnny Gaudreau poses with the Lady Byng Trophy he won in 2017.

Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL

When the Calgary Flames selected Johnny Gaudreau 104th overall in the 2011 Draft, they had no idea how big of an impact he would make in the NHL. Listed generously at 5’-9” and 175 pounds, the 2018 version of Gaudreau is, if you can believe it, bigger, and stronger than the one who slipped on … Continue reading Johnny Gaudreau might be the best left winger in the NHL

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings Week 1. October 15, 2018.

TWC Power Rankings: Week 1

Welcome back to the new and improved TWC Power Rankings! This season we will be continuing our weekly power ranking series, but with a completely new take. We think will be able to provide a much more analytical look at the state of the NHL on week to week basis using our own developed model … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 1

Johnny Gaudreau and Brad Marchand pose for a picture at the All Star Game in Columbus

Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

The NHL has a longstanding reputation of being a tough league. Players were always lauded for their size, grit and toughness. A set of grinders was seen as an essential part of every team’s lineup, despite their ability to actually play the game of hockey. If they generated a fight, that was a roster spot … Continue reading Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

Arena Attendance Series Part 4: The Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division contains teams that are on the cusp of the Stanley Cup and also teams that are the middle of rebuilding. Attendance will definitely fluctuate depending on the how good a team is at home, and the Atlantic has a few great examples of how different factors can also come into play for … Continue reading Arena Attendance Series Part 4: The Atlantic Division

The history of NHL final scores

Throughout the history of the NHL, 55,465 regular season games and 4,334 playoff games have been played. The league will see its 60,000 game in early November this coming season. How exactly can the entire history of the league be shown in just a few charts? Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) recently posted some baseball charts detailing … Continue reading The history of NHL final scores