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

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

2018-19 Rankings: Top 20 Left-Wingers for Fantasy Hockey

Last week we looked at the top 20 centers and now we are moving on to the top left wingers for fantasy. Other players with left-wing eligibility may be in another ranking or have missed the cut. These rankings are based off of Yahoo’s standard league categories – adjust accordingly.   1. Alexander Ovechkin (WSH… Continue reading 2018-19 Rankings: Top 20 Left-Wingers for Fantasy Hockey

Quick Thoughts: Karlsson says no to Canada & Kucherov is tampering

There are some interesting hockey news floating around today that I wanted to share with you. The first one revolves around Erik Karlsson. Does he only want to sign an extension with an American team? Well according to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest, he does. How true is this? I do not know. I… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Karlsson says no to Canada & Kucherov is tampering

2018-19 Rankings: Top 20 Centers for Fantasy Hockey

The NHL season is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about who to draft. We begin with the top 20 centers of the league and will be focusing only on players who might be lining up in the middle this season. Other players with center eligibility may be in another ranking… Continue reading 2018-19 Rankings: Top 20 Centers for Fantasy Hockey