Breaking down Milan Lucic’s three years with the Oilers

In a somewhat shocking move, the Calgary Flames traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers on July 19, 2019 for jumbo-sized winger Milan Lucic. Considered to hold one of the worst and most immovable contracts in the NHL, Lucic waived his no-move clause to come to Calgary, and as of right now, will be a … Continue reading Breaking down Milan Lucic’s three years with the Oilers

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VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 7: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Vancouver Canucks and Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers skate up ice during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 7, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

As the old saying goes, if you're building your team through free agency - you're probably doing it wrong. Sure, on July 1st there is always a huge opportunity for teams to make improvements by signing available free agents. Some come as big ticket players, while others come as depth signings, both inked for the … Continue reading A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

Visualising team scoring across the NHL during the 2018-19 season

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally upon us. Before the first puck drop, it's high-time to revisit Point Share Shells one more time to see which teams enjoyed high-octane offence and which teams sorely suffered to score. The story lines from this season are abundant: from Tampa Bay's offensive dominance led by Nikita Kucherov, … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL during the 2018-19 season

Visualising team scoring across the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the first team in the NHL to clinch a berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In their journey so far, they have put together one of the most impressive seasons of recent memory. They clinched with 106 standing points, a whopping 15 points ahead of the second place Boston … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched

TWC Power Rankings: Week 18

Welcome to Week 18 of the TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis.  The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique TWC Score … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 18

TWC Power Rankings: Week 17

Welcome to Week 17 of the TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis.  The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a unique TWC Score … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings: Week 17

A circular barplot data visualisation depicting team scoring in the NHL during the 2018-19 season up to the NHL All-Star Game.

Visualising team scoring across the NHL

At the time of the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, the playoff picture in the league had become fairly clear. The race to the Presidents' Trophy looked to be a two-team ordeal between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Calgary Flames. The Western Conference wild card race was bottle-necking, while there were a few surprise teams … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL