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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 »

Could The Isles Be Adding a Vet D Sooner Than Later?

The UFA market is far from fantastic. However, the cap bubble has burst – and will remain so for the next few years. This has caused teams to plan for the future and not be as generous with fringe players in the free market. Nobody is really willing to pay for these players beyond one year, if at all… preferring ... Read More »

A Reality Check on Griffin Reinhart Opinions

Many fans and writers are dismissing young Islanders prospect Griffin Reinhart on misguided pages, posts and tweets across the internet; the lesson of Calvin de Haan apparently forgotten. It is universally recognized that defensemen take longer to develop into NHL caliber players. There is also a prevailing view from some experts and scouts that “even bigger defensemen” take more time. ... Read More »

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