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

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

The Top 10: Trade Bait

It’s never too early to start thinking about which players can potentially be moved by this year’s trade deadline. This trade bait list consists of players who can help in most leagues, especially if moved. If you’ve managed to draft some of these players, you might get rewarded by the end of the season. Those… Continue reading The Top 10: Trade Bait

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

Top Performers: Hart Trophy Nominees

With the season winding down the nominees for the Hart Trophy is a pretty long list. No one has separated themselves from the pack as the best player, and an argument can be made for any of them. In past seasons this award seems to be given to the most valuable player to the league.… Continue reading Top Performers: Hart Trophy Nominees