Frozen Tools Forensics

Home/Hockey home/Frozen Tools Forensics



Grant Campbell checks in every Friday to dig deep on players of interest in fantasy circles. He walks you through the various statistical tools of Jay Arbuthnot and Eric Daoust’s Frozen Tools at your disposal. 
 
 

Frozen Tools Forensics: The Plan to Play

By |2020-05-28T15:32:00-04:00May 29th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

So the NHL has a plan. A plan to play. And a plan for the playoffs. If you want some perspective on what it might mean for your fantasy league, make sure to check out Ian’s article here. For me it got me started thinking about playoff hockey again. It looks like we are having [...]

Frozen Tools Forensics: You down with IPP?

By |2020-05-22T10:04:45-04:00May 22nd, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

We have spent some time looking at power-play IPP before (and marveling at the accomplishments of one Evgeni Malkin), but the stat that shows up in a player’s profile on Frozen Tools is a combined IPP. This week we are looking at that IPP number, checking in on a couple of player’s extraordinary results and [...]

Frozen Tool Forensics: I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot

By |2020-05-14T14:09:56-04:00May 15th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

How many ways can you categorize a shot? Well it turns out many, and each one tells us something a little different. It can be a great way to learn a bit more about a player’s habits, which can help us when considering their future. We are talking about shots (cue LMFAO if you please) [...]

Frozen Tools Forensics: How predictable are game-winning goals?

By |2020-05-08T10:08:06-04:00May 8th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

The Big Board report is a treasure trove of useful information. This week I was scanning over the columns represented and game winning goals (GWGs) caught my eye (mostly because Leon Draisaitl has 11 on a shortened season and was at the top of the list). GWGs are a bit of an enigma. They are [...]

Frozen Tools Forensics: Scoring Wars – Young Guns and the Old Guard

By |2020-05-01T23:52:08-04:00May 1st, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

This week on Frozen Tool Forensics we are going to take a look at 2019-20’s scoring by age. We will use the Big Board report on Frozen Tools to breakdown which age categories are highly represented in our current leading scorers, what the rankings look like at various age groups, and which NHL teams have [...]

Frozen Tools Forensics: Power-play production and Alex Ovechkin

By |2020-04-23T16:52:56-04:00April 24th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

This week on Frozen Tool Forensics we are going to take a look at 2019-20’s power-play performers. As per usual, Frozen Tools has a report for that. There are a number of really interesting ways to explore the data set, a couple of surprises, and one specific case study: Alex Ovechkin. This week: Ovechkin and [...]

Frozen Tools Forensics: 2020-21 Breakout Candidates Part 2

By |2020-04-16T15:26:27-04:00April 17th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

Last week we explored Frozen Tools’ 4th Year Report to get an idea what players were breaking out in 2019-20. We then used the Next Year report to take a look at players in their third year who could be primed for a big season in 20-21. This week we are going to start with [...]

Frozen Tool Forensics: Fourth-year breakouts

By |2020-04-09T17:59:44-04:00April 10th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

Anyone who has followed Dobber Hockey for any length of time likely know about the fourth-year breakout. The fourth year is a mythical time when a high proportion of NHL players seem to reach new scoring heights. This week we are going to take a look at some of 2019-20’s third year players and try [...]

Frozen Tools Forensics: Multi-cat forwards past and present

By |2020-03-27T11:59:35-04:00March 27th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

We started off this idea last week, looking at various stat categories and comparing them to past years, and we are going to continue this week. We don’t have a lot of new information to use, and we don’t know what the future of the NHL season looks like so it seems a good use [...]

Frozen Tools Forensics: Multi-Cat Defensemen Past and Present

By |2020-03-20T15:16:54-04:00March 20th, 2020|Frozen Tools Forensics|

Given that we don’t have a lot of new information to use the last week, and we don’t know what the future of the NHL season looks like, the next couple columns are going to try and take a look back and compare what we are seeing thus far in 2019-20 to what has happened [...]