July 03 2015 12:33PM
Throughout the course of the last year, the team at CanucksArmy and Jets Nation have been working on the development of a prospect evaluation tool called Prospect Cohort Success Percentage, or PCS for short. The basic premise is that by finding the closest comparables to a prospect in terms of age, size, league, and point production, we can gain insight into the prospect's likelihood of success at the NHL level.
At it's essence, the tool tries to mathematically answer the following questions:
- Who are a given players' closest pre-NHL comparables?
- What percentage of a players' closest comparables went on to become successful NHLers as defined by playing in excess of 200 NHL games (PCS%)?
- Of the comparables who went on to play in the NHL what was the average NHL point-per-game (PCS PPG) of these players?
There is a fair amount of advancements we're currently working on for PCS, including quality of teamates and era adjustments, but we thought it would be fun to see how teams did at the 2015 draft when using PCS as a benchmark.
July 03 2015 10:00AM
If you are a Canucks fan, you have many excuses to be sad this week. It is hard to get excited about new things when the old things were so familiar and cool and taco-obsessed.
July 03 2015 08:30AM
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The Vancouver Canucks invited 29 players to their three day prospect development camp on Thursday, a group that includes 2015 first-round pick Brock Boeser, nine free agents and one massive goaltender.
The camp will take place at a private boarding school called Shawnigan Lake this year, which means we won't get the annual post Grouse Grind rookie shot this time around. Anyway let's take a quick look at the list of invites after the jump.
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July 03 2015 06:30AM
We've got you covered with the best articles from the CRAZIEST week in hockey's off-season, check it all out in this week's Roundup.
July 02 2015 01:16PM
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On Thursday the Vancouver Canucks took the unusual step of firing three senior executives from their management team, including assistant general managers Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning, and director of player personnel Eric Crawford.