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

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

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

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 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