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Ramblings: Season-Ending Q+A (Mar 30)

By |2018-03-29T12:48:31-04:00March 29th, 2018|Hockey Rambling|

  Today’s ramblings will be a blowout Q+A. Enjoy!   {source} <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Will Mat Barzal be a PPG player again next year and/or what is his value if John Tavares leaves New York?</p>&mdash; Will Weiler (@wweiler) <a href="https://twitter.com/wweiler/status/978597798177333249?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 27, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>{/source}   I have mild concerns about all [...]

Ramblings: Playoffs? (Mar 27)

By |2018-03-26T23:31:15-04:00March 27th, 2018|Hockey Rambling|

  A few years ago I took a deep dive on the statistical qualities that best portended to playoff success concluding that the best predictor of any playoff series was goal differential. Since then, Adam Gretz has come out with his own model for Stanley Cup winners focusing on teams who finish top-10 in goal [...]

Ramblings: Tentpole Defensemen (Mar 16)

By |2018-03-15T22:11:50-04:00March 15th, 2018|Hockey Rambling|

  Earlier this season I examined which players had recorded primary points on the highest percentage of their team’s goals. It was a meaningful exercise highlighting the players who could generally be relied upon to score regardless of the fate of their team because for the most part, these were the guys driving the bus. [...]

Ramblings: Striving for Consistency (Mar 15)

By |2018-03-14T23:56:56-04:00March 14th, 2018|Hockey Rambling|

After Tuesday’s discussion of goalie fatigue, I got to thinking about the most important traits a goaltender can have. Undoubtedly, you want a goalie playing on a good team. We’ll never completely parse the impact of goalie talent, player talent, coaching and systems, but for fantasy owners you’ll do well in goalie stats by playing [...]

Ramblings: Goalie Fatigue? (Mar 13)

By |2018-03-12T23:49:08-04:00March 12th, 2018|Hockey Rambling|

  Goaltender fatigue has become one of the big discussion points late in this season. Braden Holtby has had a miserable run, leading to Philipp Grubauer taking over the crease. Frederik Andersen’s heavy starting load has been a hot button issue in Toronto. Andrei Vasilevskiy has discussed how fatigue has affected his second half play: [...]