What will Connor McDavid do for his sophomore season? Can he crack the 100-point barrier? Is the Art Ross a possibility? Those are the questions on the lips of many hockey fans around the globe. Therefore, with the season just about to begin, predictions become all the rage with it being time to put your best educated … Continue reading CONNOR MCDAVID WILL CRACK THE 100-POINT BARRIER
For the 1979-80 NHL season the minimum draft age lowered from 20 to 18 allowing teens to enter the NHL. For the majority of NHL players this rule change did not have a big impact, as most players do not enter the NHL until they are in their twenties. However, a select few players jump … Continue reading IMMEDIATE IMPACT: Best Eighteen Year Old Rookie Seasons
Welcome to the Blue Bullet 2016 Draft Guide. Another season is in the books, which means it is now time to turn our attention to those young men who each are trying to make the difficult goal of playing in the NHL. After countless hours of practice and games, 211 of the best draft eligible … Continue reading 2016 BLUE BULLET DRAFT GUIDE
Recently Travis Yost did an article on TSN where he looked at the value of a draft pick using adjusted games played as his methodology. Yost explains it as such: While adjusted games played are a good starting point for creating a draft pick value chart, it ignores a critical item. That critical item is that games played … Continue reading BLUE BULLET DRAFT PICK VALUE CHART
Knowing the expected draft value of a selection is a useful tool to use when evaluating the NHL Entry Draft. While one of the most popular tools is to use it for analyzing the trade value of a draft pick, there are other ways that expected draft value could provide useful insights. One insight that … Continue reading BREAKING DOWN EXPECTED DRAFT VALUE OF FORWARDS: CHL VS EUROPE VS THE REST OF N.A.
Previously, I looked at the expected value of a first year draft eligible forward selected in the top ninety overall in the NHL Entry Draft. By looking at the likelihood of a forward reaching the threshold of playing at least 100 NHL games and the likelihood they will reach the threshold of playing at least 100 NHL games … Continue reading EXPECTED DRAFT VALUE OF A CHL FORWARD SELECTED TOP 90 OVERALL
To understand the present one must know the past. For the NHL Entry Draft this is done by understanding the expected value of a draft pick. By knowing the value of a draft pick, it provides insights into where players have similar odds of success, which allows teams to move comfortably down in the draft while … Continue reading EXPECTED DRAFT VALUE OF A FORWARD SELECTED TOP 90 OVERALL