vinny-future

(This was originally published at Bolt Prospects and being logged here.) Vincent Lecavalier’s tenure with the club that drafted him first overall in 1998 has been a stretch of lean and occasionally tumultuous seasons interrupted by a cluster of four consecutive postseason appearances that included a Cup and, several years later, another deep playoff run.… Read More


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(This was originally published at Bolt Prospects and being logged here.) Despite the large void the NHL lockout has created, the hockey season is already long upon us as various amateur and professional leagues throughout North America and Europe have already wrapped up their preseasons and are set to begin or are already in the… Read More


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(This was originally published at Bolt Prospects and being logged here.) Brett Connolly, you may have noticed, has been a polarizing figure for some time now. From the day he was drafted, really, as his gum-chewing and detached demeanor during an interview rubbed some the wrong way. Subsequent appearances have not helped much to alleviate the general perception… Read More


Player-Usage_Chart_Explanation

(This was originally published at Bolt Prospects and being logged here.) For many, including myself, the 2011-2012 Player Usage Charts [PDF] released by Robert Vollman (and friends) have proven invaluable, as the foreword suggests, for putting “last year’s player production into context”. Based on zone start and quality of competition data, these charts help us to see how a team’s players… Read More


(This was originally published at Bolt Prospects and being logged here.) The revolution in hockey analysis, late-developing and centered around the increased reliance on statistical information, has been underway for some time now. A small and marginalized movement in the past for various reasons, advanced analysis has gained such widespread traction that its relevance and… Read More