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

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

Advanced Analytics 101: Applying Corsi in fantasy hockey

The NHL is slowly becoming more accepting towards advanced analytics. You can find these statistics on the league home page or on other sites such as Corsica.hockey. A very popular statistic thrown around is called Corsi. Corsi measures total shots on net as a percentage of total shots for and against, trying to give us an… Continue reading Advanced Analytics 101: Applying Corsi in fantasy hockey

There’s nothing wrong with being the third wheel

Every year there’s a handful of players that ride the coattails of their linemates. Being the third wheel is great for fantasy as they can provide value late in the draft. Let’s take a look at some players who are either penciled-in or trying out as the third wheel. The numbers are based off the… Continue reading There’s nothing wrong with being the third wheel

2018-19: Top 30 Defencemen for Fantasy Hockey

Drafting good defencemen is key. The problem is, there are so many that have 40 and 50-point potential. I’ve compiled the top 30 blueliners and have taken into account where they are positioned on their respective team’s power-plays. These rankings are based off of Yahoo’s standard league categories – adjust accordingly.   1. Brent Burns… Continue reading 2018-19: Top 30 Defencemen for Fantasy Hockey

2018-19: Top 20 Right-Wingers for Fantasy Hockey

Training camp is on the horizon and today we look at the top 20 right-wingers. Other players with right-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. Nikita Kucherov (TB – RW) Two years ago, Kucherov took… Continue reading 2018-19: Top 20 Right-Wingers for Fantasy Hockey