Articles

Our goal at NHL Numbers is simple, to cover the NHL in the most informative and digestible way possible. Not only do we provide up-to-date salary cap information for all 31 NHL teams, we also provide insight and analysis regarding your favourite team’s moves and what it means to their cap moving forward. By reading our NHL content, you should leave the site with a better understanding of why moves were made, but also what they mean in relation to the salary cap.

When Hank Says Jump, They Say “How High?”: On the New York Rangers’ Shooting Pecentage

When Hank Says Jump, They Say “How High?”: On the New York Rangers’ Shooting Pecentage

Embed from Getty Images At this point, Rangers vs. Flyers the day after Thanksgiving has become a part of the holiday tradition (or just another hockey game if you’re Canadian). And if you watched, ... Continue reading →

Mark Fayne Placed on Waivers

The Edmonton Oilers tweeted out that defenseman Mark Fayne has been placed on waivers. Continue reading →

What’s Going On With The Leafs Powerplay?

What’s Going On With The Leafs Powerplay?

Embed from Getty Images The Toronto Maple Leafs powerplay was confounding in Mike Babcock’s first season as head coach of the team.  They were 3rd in the NHL in shot attempt rate at 5v4, ... Continue reading →

Matthew Tkachuk: The season’s biggest surprise

Matthew Tkachuk: The season’s biggest surprise

Embed from Getty Images Calgary Flames fans were elated when Matthew Tkachuk fell to the team at number six overall in June’s NHL Draft, and for good reason. Tkachuk was coming off a banner ... Continue reading →

The Extra 2% Continued: A Response to A Response

The Extra 2% Continued: A Response to A Response

Embed from Getty Images Earlier this week I wrote a piece about improvements that can be made at the margins of a hockey team. The basic premise was that fourth lines and third pairs move ... Continue reading →

Sophomore Sensation: Nikolaj Ehlers Having Breakout Year

Sophomore Sensation: Nikolaj Ehlers Having Breakout Year

Embed from Getty Images Though the “sophomore slump” plagues many second-year players in the NHL, the opposite can be said for Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers. The 20-year-old had an impressive rookie debut last season, ... Continue reading →

The Roundup

NHL power rankings, stop comparing Austin Matthews to Patrik Laine, Canucks and Anthony Duclair, Flames special teams costing them, Oilers are deep, Black Friday deals, Brent Burns, the Expansion Draft, a reason for every team ... Continue reading →

Fourth Lines, Third Pairs and The Extra 2%

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY SPORTS Back in the summer of 2013, before hockey analytics really became a part of the mainstream lexicon, there was an article posted on Yahoo on Kyle Dubas. I’ll ... Continue reading →

Top to Bottom: A reason for every NHL team to be thankful

Top to Bottom: A reason for every NHL team to be thankful

Embed from Getty Images Hockey coverage is often so negative. We look at why things aren’t going to happen or why a team is actually significantly worse than they appear to be. So to ... Continue reading →

On moving on from Holland and pursuing a shutdown defenceman

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY SPORTS For the first time in quite some time, an actual trade rumour has surfaced involving the Toronto Maple Leafs. Darren Dreger was on TSN’s Insider Trading yesterday, ... Continue reading →

Goalies and the Playoffs Part 2: What’s Shot Volume Got to Do with It?

  My first article focused entirely on save percentages. I thought it would be helpful to have a look at the other side of the coin – shots – and how the two interact. It’s pretty ... Continue reading →

Which Canucks Are Due to Break Out?

Which Canucks Are Due to Break Out?

– Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin – USA TODAY Sports No matter how the losses mount, the Canucks remain upbeat. You hear game after lost game about how well they felt they played. That they just couldn’t ... Continue reading →

Why the Canucks Would be Wise to Sign Bo Horvat Long-Term

Why the Canucks Would be Wise to Sign Bo Horvat Long-Term

Embed from Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks have an interesting off-season ahead of them, with quite a few contracts coming off the books. Some are older players heading towards unrestricted free agency, many of which ... Continue reading →

Was firing Bob Hartley the right move?

Was firing Bob Hartley the right move?

Embed from Getty Images The first quarter of the 2016-17 season for the Calgary Flames has been tough to swallow. They’re well below .500, they can’t get out of their way on special teams, ... Continue reading →

Brendan Gaunce Hitting his Stride With the Canucks Defensively

Brendan Gaunce Hitting his Stride With the Canucks Defensively

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin – USA TODAY Sports It’s easy to take Brendan Gaunce for granted. He’s not the most imposing player physically and doesn’t often impress himself upon the scoresheet either. But ... Continue reading →

NHL Power Rankings: Nov. 21, 2016

NHL Power Rankings: Nov. 21, 2016

Embed from Getty Images It’s time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings, a weekly look on the previous week in the NHL. I’ll look at the five best and ... Continue reading →

Dylan Strome is Not a Bust

Dylan Strome is Not a Bust

Embed from Getty Images A word-for-word transcript of my conversation with NHLN’s Managing Editor on Saturday night:  Me: but um, hey, can i write about dylan strome? Cam: Sure, what are you thinking? Me: ... Continue reading →

What the NWHL Salary Cuts Mean for Women in Hockey

If you Google the NWHL, its Wikipedia page comes up with (2015 – ) beside its name. If you Google the NHL, there’s no date beside it. This could mean absolutely nothing, but considering Friday’s events ... Continue reading →

Should the Leafs be interested in Andrew Hammond?

Photo Credit: Marc DesRosiers/USA TODAY SPORTS The Ottawa Senators have returned to a stable goaltending situation, deciding to go with Craig Anderson and Mike Condon as their netminders in the immediate future. With this ... Continue reading →

By The Numbers: Dano and Petan prove they should stay

By The Numbers: Dano and Petan prove they should stay

Embed from Getty Images It is still early in the season, but the Winnipeg Jets have already provided some ups and downs for fans. Major injuries have been a big down. The injuries started early ... Continue reading →