Wild About Numbers
Minnesota continued to give Suter the bulk of power play time Thursday. Will it ever change?
One of the biggest complaints from Mike Yeo's detractors was that he valued the wrong factors of play when deciding on ice time. It's a solid claim, and it's one that deserves a closer examination. I use six years of NHL game statistics and modeling techniques to identify the traits Mike Yeo valued most and find out who got more than their fair share of ice time and who got the short end of the straw.
With Justin Fontaine and Tyler Graovac out for extended periods of time, the Wild's depth and defensive structure are about to get much-needed tests as they head into November. What do the stats on man-games lost suggest about performance over the 82-game NHL season?
Trading Spurgeon is an awful idea and I'm going to tell you exactly why.
With the brief cease in NHL games, this seems like a good time to assess how the Wild's season has gone so far from a statistical point of view.
Using 3 years of playoff game data, I look to see how often the team who dominates shot attempts in a playoff game wins.