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 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

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 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