2013-14 Utica Comets: Analytical Year in Review

Josh W
May 05 2014 12:40PM

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 12.05.13 AM

If you've been reading my weekly prospect reports here throughout the season, you noticed that I've been sprinkling in AHL #fancystats here and there whenever I could. Well, now that it's over we've got ourselves a large enough sample size to deconstruct everything, and attempt to make sense of what exactly happened to the Utica Comets in 2013-14.

If you're a regular reader of this blog, most of this stuff should make intuitive sense since it's just an extension of what we use to analyze the Canucks on this platform. If not, don't worry, because it's all fairly simple and broken down into easy-to-read segments as we go along.

Just to shill myself -- if you have an AHL blog, or an NHL blog, and want the equivalent data for your (farm) team let me know. You can also feel free to follow me @joshweissbock (my personal account), and @nuckprospects for the latest in Canucks prospects news and stats. 

For now make sure you've your snacks handy, settle in, and continue past the jump for an extensive report filled with all sorts of interesting little analytical nuggets. 

Read Article | 34 Comments

Comets Militia Weekly Prospect Report - April 30th, 2014

Josh W
April 30 2014 12:34PM

Ludwig_Blomstrand_Comets

Welcome to the latest edition of the Comets Militia Prospect Report. The finish line for the 2013-14 season has either already been reached, or is fast approaching for all Canucks prospects. However, we're not completely done just yet; there are still a handful of teams in action, and as long as that's the case, we'll continue to take some time each week to discuss all of the latest news, videos, and thoughts on that front.

So if you're bored this summer and want to stay updated on Canucks prospects, make sure to follow me on Twitter @nuckprospects. You're also more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

Read Article | 5 Comments

Comets Militia Weekly Prospect Report - April 23rd, 2014

Josh W
April 23 2014 11:35AM

drseuss
Image courtesy of Robert Esche (Comets President)

With the NHL and AHL teams have finished for the season things are starting to quiet on the Canucks prospect front. Very few teams are still competing in some fashion, with the conference finals in the OHL, WHL, and the ECHL playoffs being the only ones yet to conclude.

But never fear, because as long as there's any sort of prospect news, I'll be here with the Comets Militia Weekly Prospect Report, reporting on the latest. Make sure to follow me on Twitter @nuckprospects. You're also more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

Read Article | 3 Comments

Comets Milita Weekly Prospect Report - April 17th, 2014

Josh W
April 17 2014 01:35PM

comets
Image courtesy of Utica Comets on Facebook

Welcome to this week's Comets Militia Prospect Report. The Utica Comets, trying to fit in with their parent club, finally succumbed in their late bid for a playoff spot. But despite the fact that they've been eliminated and their season will end prematurely, they still have a couple of games left on the schedule. And beyond that, we've still got the OHL playoffs, WHL playoffs, and even the ECHL playoffs (go Kalamazoo!) to discuss.

Meanwhile, the Draft Lottery results are in and the Canucks will be picking 6th this summer. That'll provide us with a lot to discuss, with picks of that quality being such a rarity for this organization. It'll be a boon for prospect analytics, as well. What Dimitri conveniently forgot to mention is that I'll be around here all summer as well, working my way towards earning that 2-way blogger ATO. 

So keep tuned and as always, feel free to follow me on Twitter @nuckprospects for the latest in prospect news. You're more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

Read Article | 3 Comments

Comets Militia Weekly Prospect Report - April 11th, 2014

Josh W
April 11 2014 11:10AM

archibald
Image courtesy of Utica Comets on Facebook

With the Vancouver Canucks officially eliminated from playoff contention fans are starting to look to the future. With what's looking like what will be a decent draft position the Canucks are setting themselves up nicely to complement the batch of youngsters they brought into the mix last year. 

While the big club won't be in the playoffs, so of those aforementioned prospects are in their respective leagues, and as a result we've still got plenty to discuss in our Weekly Prospect Report. The Utica Comets are still scrapping for a late playoff berth, and in the Major Junior ranks there are 6 guys currently competing in the 2nd round. Meanwhile, the NCAA teams have wrapped up their seaons but over in Europe Kenins and Zurich may be making the National League A final.

As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter @nuckprospects for the latest in news on this front. You're more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

Read Article | 1 Comments