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

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

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

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

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

Quick Thoughts: Re-signing Nylander, Marner, and Matthews

We're almost halfway through August and Leafs fans are wondering: when is William Nylander getting re-signed? The better question is not when, but rather how much will the cap hit be? Below are players who have signed new deals within the last two years with a cap hit of $3.75 million or more. I don't… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Re-signing Nylander, Marner, and Matthews