ODDS OF SUCCESS: CHL DEFENSEMEN DRAFTED TOP 90 FROM 2011-2015

For the last few weeks, I have been focusing my research on the expected draft value of defensive prospects, selected in the top 90 overall in the NHL Entry Draft. What I originally found is that there are seven different groupings for defensemen, each with a different likelihood of reaching these three thresholds: At least 100 NHL games … Continue reading ODDS OF SUCCESS: CHL DEFENSEMEN DRAFTED TOP 90 FROM 2011-2015

APPLYING THE NHLP FORMULA: CHL FORWARDS DRAFTED 26-30 OVERALL

To evaluate draft eligible CHL forwards, I created a point prediction model called NHLP which predicts their career season point totals in an 82 game season. In  previous posts, I applied the NHLP formula to every CHL forward selected top 15 overall in the draft since 1998. #1-3 Overall #4-6 Overall #7-10 Overall #11-15 Overall #16-20 … Continue reading APPLYING THE NHLP FORMULA: CHL FORWARDS DRAFTED 26-30 OVERALL

APPLYING THE NHLP FORMULA: CHL FORWARDS DRAFTED 11-15 OVERALL

To evaluate draft eligible CHL forwards, I created a point prediction model called NHLP which predicts their career season point totals in an 82 game season. In  previous posts, I applied the NHLP formula to every CHL forward selected top 10 overall in the draft since 1998. #1-3 Overall #4-6 Overall #7-10 Overall To continue along … Continue reading APPLYING THE NHLP FORMULA: CHL FORWARDS DRAFTED 11-15 OVERALL

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