Author Archives: Derek Murray

What Does Benoit Pouliot Bring to the Table?

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. After selecting him with the 4th overall pick from the 2005 draft class, Benoit Pouliot didn’t develop the way Minnesota would have … Continue reading

Will the Oilers be Better with Purcell Over Gagner?

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Now that the dust has settled and a few teary eyes have been dried, I wanted to take a sober look … Continue reading

Measuring Teams’ Draft Success Using Analytics Pt. 2

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Let’s keep this gravy train going, shall we? Only this time, let’s break the draft up by player position.

Measuring Teams’ Draft Success Using Analytics

I had started a project last year where I attempted to analyze and rate various facets of different NHL management groups. And it goes without saying that running the draft is one of, if not the most, important aspects of … Continue reading

MacTavish Finishes(?) His Goaltending Overhaul

Because you can never see enough goaltenders in one season, MacTavish once again shook up the goaltending landscape in Edmonton today. Viktor Fasth is in, Bryzgalov is out.

Breaking Down the Dubnyk and Scrivens Move

Before the season began, MacTavish mentioned how he was an impatient individual. That impatience reared it’s head Wednesday as the Oilers GM once again shook up Edmonton’s goaltending landscape with a 2-trade deal. Let’s break it all down, shall we?