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The Battle Between Jack Capuano and Garth Snow

  A GM who builds his team based on analytics best practices and drafts conducted by their Director of Analytics since 2006 is bound to piss off an old-time coach eventually. When the pressure built last season there were rumblings of a discord between Capuano and internal staff. There was also blowback from players on Capuano’s methods. Overall, most veteran ... Read More »

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 »

Isles Win Game 1, Now Onto Game 2 TONIGHT

Looking at Game 1 Analytically last night was no banner game for the NY Islanders. But, as I cited in our last blog, these games are more about how a best player and goalie play as opposed to looking at the Corsi stats for players…. Which is why and what mattered in game 1. Best player and best goalie in ... Read More »

ISLES PLAYOFF TIME – Tale of the Tape Vs Florida Panthers

  The Islanders finished the regular season with 100 points, notching the century mark for the second time in two seasons. Next stop is Sunrise to take on the Atlantic Division Champion Florida Panthers today. Injuries continue to pile up for New York, headlined by starting goaltender Jaro Halak, with the first playoff victory in 23 seasons on the line. ... Read More »

Looking at the NY Islanders Power Outage

  If you listened to our podcast this week, you would have heard my citation on the output of most of the NY Islanders between this year and last year: possession game, shots on goal, and high danger chances. All three are tied together. If you have a better possession game, you are going to derive more shots. More shots ... Read More »

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