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 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: Karlsson says no to Canada & Kucherov is tampering

There are some interesting hockey news floating around today that I wanted to share with you. The first one revolves around Erik Karlsson. Does he only want to sign an extension with an American team? Well according to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest, he does. How true is this? I do not know. I… Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Karlsson says no to Canada & Kucherov is tampering