Total 36 Posts

The NHL should eliminate offensive zone face-offs

Getting rid of offensive zone face-offs would speed up the game, reward attacking teams, and increase scoring.

Should we be concerned about Morgan Rielly's defensive play?

Morgan Rielly's defensive play so far in his career has not been very good. Is that cause for concern?

James Reimer, Jonathan Bernier, and the difficulty of evaluating goalies

How can we figure out which Leafs goalie is better when their performance fluctuates so much?

Has William Nylander caused Josh Leivo's resurgence?

Josh Leivo is having a career year in the American Hockey League. Is it sustainable?

Jonathan Bernier's probably still a good goalie

Lots of good goalies have a bad season at some point in their career. They usually bounce back.

One simple rule change to boost NHL scoring

There's a simple, easy way to increase scoring across the NHL: Make teams have the long change in every period.

Franchise Hockey Manager 2 Review

Back for a second season, is FHM2 ready to fill the GM-sized hole in your heart?

Bozak and Gardiner placed on injured reserve: What does that mean?

Explaining the difference between IR and LTIR and how the Leafs might use them for Bozak and Gardiner.

PPP Book Club: Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract 2015 Update

Rob Vollman's back with another edition of Hockey Abstract. Is this one worth picking up?

Maple Leafs' Top 25 Under 25: #4 Nazem Kadri

The former #7 overall pick makes his final appearance in the Top 25 Under 25.

Maple Leafs' Top 25 Under 25: #10 Martin Marincin

A draft day trade brought Toronto a shiny new defenceman, and he debuts at #10.

Hockey Analytics Needs More Theory, Not Just More Data

Player tracking technologies will give NHL teams dozens of new ways to learn about players, but teams will need to figure out what to do with all those numbers.

Maple Leafs' Top 25 Under 25: A Second Opinion on Garret Sparks

Draglikepull explains why he thinks Garret Sparks should have been ranked in PPP's Top 25 Under 25.

Should the Leafs buy-out Stephane Robidas?

Would the Leafs benefit from buying out the struggling defenceman's 35+ contract?

Get to Know PPP: Dr. Aglikepull

"Are you a real doctor?" and other pertinent queries.

Stop Scoring-Adjusting Tiny Samples

Score-adjustments are a useful way of analysing larger sets of shot data, but they shouldn't be used within a single game.

Fixing The NHL Draft With Draft Blocks

Taking another shot at fixing perceived problems with the NHL entry draft.

Who are the worst teams of the modern expansion era?

Just how bad are this year's Buffalo Sabres compared to other historically terrible hockey teams?

How Many Points Will Tyler Bozak Score This Season?

Using Tyler Bozak's previous point scoring rates to predict his 2014-15 season totals.

Could Dan Bylsma Improve The Leafs?

Does Dan Bylsma have the secret formula that could improve the Leafs defence?

Why Do The Leafs Keep Sending Stuart Percy To The Marlies?

How the Toronto Maple Leafs are using AHL call-ups and demotions to maximise salary cap space.

Repeatability Of One-Goal Victories

Examining the year-to-year repeatability of records in games decided by one goal relative to games decided by more than one goal.

2013-14 First Half Zone Entries For Leafs Defencemen

Morgan Rielly leads the charge in 2013-14 zone entries for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

2013-14 First Half Zone Entries For Leafs Forwards

How did the Leafs forward corps do at gaining the zone with possession in 2013-14?

Leaving The Zone With Possession: Which Leafs Forwards Struggled, Excelled?

Zone exit stats for Toronto Maple Leafs forwards through the first 46 games of the 2013-14 season. See which forwards are helping move the puck out of the defensive zone and which are not contributing as much.
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