NWHL Games to Watch on Twitter

It’s finally October which means the NHL regular season is back! The NWHL will also be making a comeback this month with their regular season beginning on October 28. This season, the league is doing something new, which will hopefully boost its popularity and viewership. The NWHL has partnered with Twitter to broadcast a game … Continue reading NWHL Games to Watch on Twitter

Pittsburgh Penguins Fail to Take a Stand

The Pittsburgh Penguins recently announced their decision to accept the invitation to visit the White House with the Stanley Cup. The team issued a statement defending their decision: “The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House. We attended White House … Continue reading Pittsburgh Penguins Fail to Take a Stand

Statistics for Rookies: Plus/Minus

If you’ve ever wanted to piss off a hockey fan, ask them about plus/minus. The common consensus of hockey statistics fans everywhere is that plus/minus is the most useless stat there is. A basic understanding of plus/minus is that a goal while a player is on the ice is a positive point and a goal … Continue reading Statistics for Rookies: Plus/Minus

Statistics for Rookies: PDO

This week on Statistics for Rookies we’re looking at PDO, the mysterious acronym that doesn’t stand for anything. When discussing PDO the word “luck” is often thrown around. Let’s just be clear that luck has little to do with the game of hockey. These NHL players are operating at a level of skill that is … Continue reading Statistics for Rookies: PDO

Statistics for Rookies: Fenwick

In the first installment of Statistics for Rookies we covered the ever-confusing Corsi number. This week we get to tackle Fenwick. The Fenwick is easier to understand if you have a basic understanding of Corsi, so I recommending reading up on the Corsi number first. The formula to calculate Fenwick is basically the same as … Continue reading Statistics for Rookies: Fenwick

Statistics for Rookies: The Corsi Number

In the world of sports analytics, hockey is relatively new to the game. While many fans hopped on the analytics bandwagon that began in baseball in the 1960s, mainstream sports writers and the NHL did not seem interested in advanced stats. During the 2014-2015 season, the NHL officially partnered with SAP (an enterprise software company) … Continue reading Statistics for Rookies: The Corsi Number

Can You Define Goaltender Interference? Neither Can the NHL

Few rules have caused as much stress to NHL players and fans alike as Goaltender Interference (GTI). Ask any NHL fan and they will bitterly relive a bad GTI call on or against their team. The rule is written so vaguely in the NHL Rule Book that even refs can’t seem to come to a … Continue reading Can You Define Goaltender Interference? Neither Can the NHL