If I was to build an NHL team from scratch, I would start by looking at centers. It’s a tough position play and maybe the hardest to acquire. So today let’s dive into my top 10 centers in the NHL which I ranked using 3 main variables. The first is power-play prowess, which is how well players produce weighted points and shots on the power-play. The second is their offence which considers their ability to drive play offensively, produce points, and draw penalties. The final is their defense, which is a mix of their shot and expected goal suppression, ability to not take penalties, winRead More →

Now that we are around the halfway point of the NHL season, teams are about to begin looking forward to their trade deadline moves so they can load up for the playoffs. This means we are about to hear that nearly every competitive team is looking for “A top 6 scoring forward” and a “Top 4 puck moving defenseman”. The best GMs don’t wait until the final minute of the trade deadline to make their moves, which means teams should be getting to work pretty soon. For once it is a great time to be looking for that coveted top 6 forward as there areRead More →

Good contracts can help a team save money, and spend elsewhere, making them a much better and more dangerous team, while bad contracts can do the exact opposite, making teams have to save money elsewhere. Today I will be looking at the 10 worst NHL contracts. I am trying to take into account length left on the contract. So contracts that only have a year left got excluded, because it’s very likely it won’t hurt the team too much. I also decided to leave off contract extensions that haven’t kicked in yet. This was to make things easier. So guys like Price, and Jones didn’tRead More →

The NHL is filled with lots of good and bad contracts. Good contracts can help a team save money, and spend elsewhere, making them a much better and more dangerous team, while bad contracts can do the exact opposite, making teams save money elsewhere. Today I will be looking at the 10 best contracts in the NHL. To do this I will be excluding ELC’s because this list would be almost all ELC’s. I am also trying to take into account length left on the contract. So those contracts that only have 1 year left after this season usually take a bump. Those that haveRead More →

The Holidays are almost here, and I have decided to switch up from my regular thoughts on the Sens. I am focusing on ranking teams 1-15 on how likely it is they win the Stanley Cup. “Technically” speaking no teams are eliminated from playoff contention yet. So for this edition I will be ranking all 15 teams in the Western Conference. If you missed the East you can check it out here! Teams With No Chance These are the teams that just don’t have a chance of making playoffs, let alone winning a cup. 15. Arizona Coyotes This seems like a very easy one. CurrentlyRead More →