Exploiting PKSV% in Your Fantasy Hockey Draft

Introduction We're always looking for ways to take data and present it in a simple but useful way for fantasy hockey managers. Today's post is no different. We present historical data for the PKSV% (save percentage when a team is on the penalty kill) of goalies from the 1997-1998 season through the 2013-2014 season. But there's a twist; today's graph is one of the most important prepar...

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Download the 2014-2015 NHL Schedule (.csv and .ics formats)

The full 2014-2015 NHL schedule is available for download/importing in two formats: .csv and .ics. Grab your favorite format below:.CSV File (you may need to right-click, save-as).ICS File...

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When Do We Know if a Goalie is Good?

Introduction About halfway through the 2013-2014 fantasy hockey season, a LWL regular posed the following question to our staff: At what point into a goalie's career do we know how good he is?The question highlights a fundamental issue in the game and has wide-ranging implications for fantasy hockey. I knew immediately that this was a question I wanted t...

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The Keeper Value of Brent Burns

Introduction The debate over whether or not the Yahoo Fantasy Hockey system would list Brent Burns as both a RW and a D for the 2014-2015 season is now purely academic. On May 15, San Jose Sharks' GM Ron Wilson announced that Burns wo...

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Shot Volume and Save Percentage - April 15, 2014

Welcome to Shot Volume and Save Percentage - our weekly look at shots and saves in the NHL at all strengths (EV, PK, and PP). Make yourself familiar with the acronyms below and then we'll jump into the data. We include three other seasons of data for reference.YEAR - season in which data was observedSV% - save percentage for the leagueEVSV% - save percentage at even-strength for t...

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