Digging Deeper: This Season Should Signal the Start of the Kings Rebuild

Do you think Drew Doughty would have signed an eight-year extension if he knew his LA Kings would be sitting third last in the league? He's helped Los Angeles win two championships and loves living there, but he's the type of player who wants to keep winning. The ability to compete for the Stanley Cup year in… Continue reading Digging Deeper: This Season Should Signal the Start of the Kings Rebuild

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Quick Thoughts: Finding a goaltenders value

Goaltending is the most volatile position in hockey. Goal scoring is at its highest point since the 2005-06 season and it begs the question: how high should we be drafting goalies? How many goalies ranked within the top 100 have lived up to their draft value? Andrei Vasilevskiy, Frederik Andersen, Pekka Rinne, and John Gibson are some of the… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Finding a goaltenders value

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

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