Talent Left on the 2015 Draft Floor

View image | gettyimages.com Every year at the NHL Entry Draft a number of teams make really smart decisions on their picks (Islanders, Jets) while other teams seem to fall on their face (Bruins).  At the end of the 210 picks, inevitably there are players every year who are not chosen despite showing potential to…

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Canucks Year in Review: Yannick Weber

Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports The hockey season may be over and done with, but the wound that is this last season as a Vancouver Canucks fan is still relatively fresh. There’s plenty of meat left on these bones and with the draft and the opening of free agency now in the rear view mirror, it’s…

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What does WAR suggest about the 2015-16 Canucks?

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports Since the dawn of hockey analytics, there has been a goal of summarizing the total value of an individual player’s contribution into a single number. The team at war-on-ice.com has made significant advancements in this area over the past year, culminating in the introduction of their Goals Against Replacement, or GAR, metric.  GAR incorporates most of the…