Tag Archives: calvin de haan

30 Thoughts: BD on the NY Islanders

  Elliotte Friedman has been a must-read and must-follow for all hockey fans for years. His “30 Thoughts” blogs on Sportsnet, and his work as a hockey insider and reporter for their national NHL coverage and Hockey Night in Canada is a gold-standard. With the Islanders in a bit of free-fall, a fair amount of fan panic, disappointment, and a thick ... Read More »

IslesBeat Guide for the Thinking Fan: How player metrics and salary determine offseason consideration for the Isles defense

Part 2: The Islanders Defensemen   In part 1 we used War-on-Ice metrics to capture a summary/overall view of forwards total contribution to their team in their Goals Against Replacement (GAR). If you missed that piece, click here.  GAR uses key quantitative metrics including, face-offs, penalties drawn/taken, shot metrics in variable game situations to calculate how many goals a player’s efforts ... Read More »

IslesBeat Good Reads – The Lets Go Islanders Edition

The Hockey News on how Isles fans closed out the Coliseum Billy Joel concert with a “Lets Go Islanders Chant”.   Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract 2015 is out now. In it are tidbits about all teams, including the NY Islanders. Just like this one I cited on twitter… Doubt de Haan? Per HockeyAbstract % of time #isles had puck went down ... Read More »

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