Quick Thoughts: Injury bug forces teams to change their lines

We are almost at the Christmas break, and injuries are forcing teams to find the right line combinations. Some combos make sense while others are head-scratchers. Here are the biggest changes on some teams that should help you this week, and maybe beyond. With the injury to Rickard Rakell, Ondrej Kase has moved to the top line… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Injury bug forces teams to change their lines

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Advanced Analytics 101: Applying IPP in fantasy hockey

We’ve already discussed adding Corsi and PDO to our fantasy team, and this week’s topic is IPP. Only a handful of sites include this stat, and I have taken the numbers from naturalstattrick.com. IPP stands for individual points percentage. It is a great stat to find out which players are most involved in their respective team’s offence. To find out… Continue reading Advanced Analytics 101: Applying IPP in fantasy hockey

The Waiver Wire: November’s hidden gems

The waiver wire is filled with hidden gems, both for the short and long-term. People who stay on top of the wire will reap the rewards. It’s always nice to have a streamer spot ready to pick up whoever is hot or in a good situation. Here are some players that have caught my eye… Continue reading The Waiver Wire: November’s hidden gems

Quick Thoughts: Mid-November lineup changes

We are almost in December and the better players in the league are starting to separate themselves from the pack. It’s time to ride their coattails and get some great production. The waiver wire is always full of gems so just remember to check the matchups and line deployment. Here is the latest overview of… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Mid-November lineup changes

Advanced Analytics 101: Applying PDO in fantasy hockey

Last time we talked about Corsi and how to use it for fantasy hockey. This week we will be talking about the analytical stat PDO. PDO originally got its name from Brian King. It didn’t stand for anything, but now, some people call it Percentage Driven Outcomes. PDO is the sum of a team’s shooting percentage plus… Continue reading Advanced Analytics 101: Applying PDO in fantasy hockey

The Goaltending Report: November 5-11

Streaming goalies is an excellent strategy. It’s also an alternative when your struggling goaltender is up against a good team. Thankfully, there are 17 teams that have back-to-back games this week. Whether you need a goalie for a win, some stats, or if you have nothing to lose, there are a lot of options this week.… Continue reading The Goaltending Report: November 5-11

Quick Thoughts: J.T. Miller is back on the top line while Evander Kane is on the third

We’re almost through the first month of the season and teams that have not started the way they wanted are mixing things up. Injuries are part of the game and opportunities are made because of it. Here are the lineup changes to pay attention to. Just when Nick Ritchie was back in the lineup, he quickly exited… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: J.T. Miller is back on the top line while Evander Kane is on the third