Welcome to the fourth edition of the 2022-23 NHL Analytics Report, a weekly roundup of the latest analytical trends and a collection of statistical observations from around the league. To better understand the terms being used and the reasons behind their inclusion, read THW’s primer on advanced analytics which explores the rapidply-growing landscape of modern hockey analysis.
Last season when the Tampa Bay Lightning were the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, they were always predicted among the top teams to win the Cup. “You’re the champions until someone proves you’re not,” was the mantra. When the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Lightning, they became the champs. It was a bitter pill to swallow
In 2022-23, the Winnipeg Jets have 26 tilts against fellow Central Division teams — four games apiece against the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues and three games apiece against the Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars. In anticipation of the campaign to come, our THW Jets team’s “Opponent Preview” series
It seems evident that the next three to four years are the window in which the Edmonton Oilers have the best chance to win the Stanley Cup. Both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are signed for the next three years (Draisaitl for three, McDavid for four) and after tasting some playoff success in the 2021-22
I have been to Prudential Center to see plenty of New Jersey Devils games over the past decade or so, and am therefore no stranger to rivalry games against the New York Rangers. The Hudson River rivalry has provided some memorable moments, whether it was a goaltending duel between Martin Brodeur and Henrik Lundqvist or
Whatever has gone on in the Edmonton Oilers‘ crease this season, it hasn’t worked. The team is 22nd in goals allowed per game this season with 3.26. They have as many goals for as they do against, except 3.26 goals scored per game is respectable when it places them 10th in the league. On the
Chris Drury became the president/general manager before the 2021-22 season and impacted the New York Rangers by increasing their physicality with offseason acquisitions Ryan Reaves and Barclay Goodrow, among others. He signed Mika Zibanejad and reigning Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox to multi-year contract extensions. The Blueshirts have returned to playoff contention in his first
With all of the great prospects that the New York Rangers have in their pipeline, the Boston Bruins are sure to have an interest in what the Rangers have to offer. However, with the Blueshirts flying high and challenging for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division, they may not feel a move is needed.
The New York Rangers have remained competitive in the talented Metropolitan Division with a record of 13-4-3. The team is in third place in the division and is looking to maintain pace with the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes, who are in first and second place, respectively. The Blueshirts have high expectations for this season
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the San Jose Sharks may need to make a decision on Evander Kane‘s future in the coming days. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin talked about the possibility he makes a trade in the coming weeks and the New York Rangers know they have a backup goaltending problem. What do