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.

Because It’s the Cap: Arizona Coyotes

© Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Nobody really expected the Arizona Coyotes to come out of the gate flying, although they took something of a step forward in 2015-16. If you’ve forgotten: They finished the year ... Continue reading →

Because It’s The Cap: Vancouver Canucks Offseason Preview

© Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports 29th in the league in goals for, 24th in goals against, and 29th in points, the Vancouver Canucks just plain sucked in 2016-2017. Let’s take a closer look at their ... Continue reading →

Because It’s The Cap: Colorado Avalanche Offseason Preview

© Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Avalanche just had their worst season since moving to Colorado. They went 22-56-4, finishing dead last in the league by a mile, and came terrifyingly close to matching the ... Continue reading →

Projecting McDavid’s Next Contract

PHOTO CREDIT: CANDICE WARD-USA TODAY SPORTS In his end of the year press conference, Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli talked aboutthe offseason signings he has to make in response to a question from the Edmonton ... Continue reading →

The Nation Notebook: Pittsburgh’s defense, Ryan’s redemption, and Shattenkirk

The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  Pittsburgh might not be able to last ... Continue reading →

Being top-180 in scoring shouldn’t make you a top-six forward

Being top-180 in scoring shouldn’t make you a top-six forward

Embed from Getty Images There seem to be two main thoughts when it comes to what constitutes a top-six forward in the NHL. The more traditional perspective generally seems to say that anyone that puts ... Continue reading →

Please stop comparing these Leafs to those Avs

PHOTO CREDIT: ISAIAH J. DOWNING-USA TODAY SPORTS Despite the Leafs’ storybook season, many are skeptical of their success. Was this season the real deal, or was it a mirage? Toronto will always be heavily criticised ... Continue reading →

Two years in, and still no critical thought of Calgary’s new arena project

PHOTO CREDIT: SERGEI BELSKI / USA TODAY SPORTS In recent days, an article from the Calgary Sun has made the rounds on social media, mostly because of its big scary title: “Flames aren’t bluffing, it’... Continue reading →

Buying into the Ottawa Senators is a mixed bag

Photo Credit: Marc Desrosiers/USA TODAY SPORTS Before we get into this, let’s make something perfectly clear: every fanbase has an awful vocal minority and the definition of what an awful vocal minority is ... Continue reading →

Saturday Seven: And Then There Were Eight

Saturday Seven: And Then There Were Eight

Embed from Getty Images The first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs did not go as many had expected. From the Toronto Maple Leafs giving the league-best Washington Capitals a run for their money in ... Continue reading →

A few thoughts on the Sens’ attendance problem

A few thoughts on the Sens’ attendance problem

Embed from Getty Images Chances are you’ve heard a lot about the Ottawa Senators’ inability to sell out playoff games over the last few days, especially if you’re a hockey fan living in ... Continue reading →

NHL Second Round Playoff Preview: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

© Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Stanley Cup Final.  Well, not actually, because anything can happen, a key player can get injured, a goalie can get hot, and a surprise team ... Continue reading →

The MVPs of Each First Round Winner

The MVPs of Each First Round Winner

Embed from Getty Images There’s only one Conn Smythe, but that doesn’t mean we can’t hand out our own playoff MVP awards. Let’s take one last look back on the first ... Continue reading →

Projecting Jesse Puljujarvi

PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC HARTLINE-USA TODAY SPORTS The Oilers assigned Jesse Puljujarvi to Finland’s World Championship team last week, ending his rookie season in North America. Puljujarvi, along with Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, was ... Continue reading →

The Pavel Datsyuk contract dump trade was actually a big mistake for the Red Wings

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Arguably the biggest trade the Detroit Red Wings have made over the past few seasons came about 10 months ago, which is funny because nobody involved with the trade has played a ... Continue reading →

Looking back on our preseason standings predictions

Looking back on our preseason standings predictions

Embed from Getty Images Everyone loves to make predictions, but people never seem to like looking back on them. Probably because some of their predictions end up being way off base. Which is why today ... Continue reading →

The Nation Notebook: Wild in tough, Snow’s security, and KHL shenanigans

The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  The playoffs have begun! The Blues have ... Continue reading →

Goalies and the Playoffs Part 3: How to Win a Series

We know that goalie performance is a major factor to playoff success. I wanted to get a better sense of just how big a factor it is, so I looked at shot volume and Sv% ... Continue reading →

2016-17 Playoff Predictions

2016-17 Playoff Predictions

Embed from Getty Images It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The regular season is over and five Canadian teams made the playoffs. Quite the change from last year, when none made it. ... Continue reading →

Why the Stanley Cup is one team’s to lose

Why the Stanley Cup is one team’s to lose

Embed from Getty Images Several teams check off some of the boxes of a true Cup contender. But usually, the winner of the Cup checks off all of them. It’s why so many people ... Continue reading →