HEAVY LIFTING

For the 2015 draft, I looked at what factors were strong predictors for future NHL point potential in regards to first year draft eligible CHL forwards. Through my research, I created a career NHL season point prediction model (nicknamed NHLP for short). The research found that points-per-game was a moderately strong predictor for both power … Continue reading HEAVY LIFTING

EDMONTON OILERS 2015-2016 PROJECTED LINEUP: THE DEFENSE

When it comes to defenseman, there are many different tandems to choose from and different methodologies in determining which players would be a good fit together. Mike Babcock, who is widely considered the best coach in the NHL, believes strongly that the best option is for a defenseman to play on their strong side (left … Continue reading EDMONTON OILERS 2015-2016 PROJECTED LINEUP: THE DEFENSE

REINHART PART DEUX

Previously I analyzed the Reinhart trade, based solely on his draft season and his season following. However, my analysis of Darnell Nurse for his CHL statistical comparable players has expanded that research as to include a player’s draft season+2. Following in the same vein as my research on Nurse let us venture back down the … Continue reading REINHART PART DEUX

HELLO NURSE

In 2013, the Oilers used their 7th overall pick to draft a tall, lanky, athletic defenseman with top four potential. After two more seasons of grooming in the OHL and 20+ lbs of added weight, Darnell Nurse has filled out into an all-around, physical two-way d-man who is the Oiler’s best bet of a future … Continue reading HELLO NURSE