In Part 2 of the series "Best of 2020 Draft", Ben gives his picks for the top 10 playmakers in the 2020 NHL Draft and a look into what makes each player such a good playmaker!
It’s almost as if everyone has forgotten about Xavier Simoneau. Last season, by some, he was considered one of the better prospects in the 2019 NHL Draft, including me who had him ranked at 43 and even toyed around with putting him in the first round at parts in the season. To see him go … Continue reading Why Xavier Simoneau Is One of the Most Underrated Prospects in the NHL Draft (Again)
Last year I decided it would be super interesting and pretty informative to take a deep dive into some micro-stats with a focus on transitional play for some top players, specifically European defenseman. I thought at the time that this was one of the more under-utilized means of finding talent. It proved to have great … Continue reading Tracking Project: Standouts and Letdowns.
About a month ago I set out to try to explain why a disproportionate amount of goalies end up being busts. I started by looking at every bust in a ten year span to see if they had anything in common. I had already long believed, and still believe, that teams just don’t know enough … Continue reading The Two Reasons Why So Many Goalies End Up As Busts
Prior to last year, only five players had ever received the CHL’s so called Exceptional Status. This allows players to enter the CHL a year younger than normal, at 15 rather than 16. So it came as a shock to many when two players applied for the status for the 2019-20 season. Matthew Savoie and … Continue reading Three Players Apply for the CHL’s Exceptional Status