What’s in store for the Metropolitan Division in 22/23? Are the incumbent playoff teams the early favorites? Which teams have the most potential to improve this offseason? Which teams face difficult decision this summer due to their cap situations?
In this post, we’ll take a look at the playoff performance of the teams ousted in the first round of the 21/22 playoffs. The postseason gives us incredibly small sample sizes, where puck luck and ho and cold streaks can really have an impact. We’ll walk through the performance of the ousted teams to see where things went wrong.
e Winnipeg Jets set out to revamp their defense corps this past offseason, bringing in a couple of D-men by trade. Brenden Dillon was one such addition, coming over from Washington for a package of draft picks. Let’s take a look at the early returns on the trade.
e’re now far enough into the season that we’re starting to the see the true strength of most teams. The bubble has burst on some teams who got off to hot starts, while others who started slow relative to expectations have started picking up points. Let’s take a look at the past week around the league.
background on these models here, along with more on assessing value of contracts here. We’ll preview the Washington Capitals in this post.
ith the free agent frenzy in the rear view mirror, I’m looking through each team’s moves and analyzing their roster as it sits now. This post will focus on the Eastern Conference teams.
The Capitals’ offense propelled them to the second seed in the division during the regular season and they met the Boston Bruins in the first round, where the Bruins dispatched the Caps in five games.
To forecast on-ice GF/60 for individual forwards, we will build a model following a similar process to the points predictor model.
The East Division is the final stop in my trade deadline previews. There are a number of teams in the east that may look to buy for a playoff run, a couple that are hanging in the playoff race, and a couple of likely sellers.
While special teams can influence the outcome of a single game, 5 on 5 metrics can provide a reasonable picture of team performance.