NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 1, 2014

Updates on Tuukka Rask, Dany Heatley, Tyson Barrie and Ian Cole, analysis of the advanced stats rivalry, Red Wings GM Ken Holland prepares for this coming season and more.  THE BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins goaltender and 2014 Vezina Trophy winner Tuukka Rask played street...

NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 31, 2014

Advanced stats becoming the rage in the NHL, the latest on Jason Demers, an update on Ryan Smyth and more. USA TODAY: Dave Isaac on the increased usage and reliance on advanced stats among NHL teams. SPECTOR’S NOTE: Isaac notes the pros and cons, pointing out...

NHL Blog Beat – August 28, 2014

Reaction to rumors of NHL expansion and the Islanders’ prospective new owners, plus  advanced stats, why the NHL in the ’80s was so insane and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness. PUCK DADDY/RAW CHARGE/SB NATION: Greg...

NHL Blog Beat – August 8, 2014

Reaction to the Oilers hiring an advanced stats blogger, a look at recent big-contract extensions, ten NHL teams which improved the most this summer, and more. SB NATION: Andrew Berkshire believes the Edmonton Oilers recent hiring of advanced stats blogger Tyler...

NHL Blog Beat – May 23, 2014

Playoff analysis, the ongoing debate over advance stats and much more.  GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe on how the Kings and Blackhawks infrastructure for success doesn’t bode well for their conference rivals. THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Mike Colligan with the first part of his...

My Take On Advanced Stats.

  The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle recently explained how he become intrigued in advanced stats in hockey, particularly the debate over how they applied to the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.  Mirtle’s piece reminded me of my own discovery of...