The New York Rangers season ends this week and with it, fans now look to the draft and the offseason as the biggest moments coming up for the franchise. Since the letter was released just a few months ago, fans and analysts have been discussing and debating about which players they want to target in the draft, which players they feel should be signed, if trades should be made and so on. Going forward, the Rangers could follow many paths on their road back to becoming Stanley Cup contenders; but one team in particular sticks out as a model and that’s the Nashville Predators.
Category Archives: Editorial
Chris Kreider should be the next captain of the New York Rangers. Read more
In a season filled with talking points across the NHL, perhaps the biggest point of contention, outside of the Olympics, is goaltender interference. Games have been turned, and one could argue the 2014 Stanley Cup is a prime example, because of a goal that was allowed or disallowed based on the (poor) judgment of the referee. This needs to end, and there are a couple of simple solutions to this problem.
No more watching this coaching staff continue to play the same system that bleeds shots and puts these young defensemen in a position to fail. Read more
I don’t like watching the Rangers play lately, but I do in fact like when like when they lose. Read more
A common goal amongst many sports fans is to visit all of the arenas that make up their favorite league. After becoming a huge hockey fan in high school, I decided that since I love to travel and love to watch hockey, it would be awesome to visit all 31 NHL arenas. Living in New York, only about 20 miles north of Manhattan, it’s pretty easy to visit a handful of arenas in the northeast. I guess I am somewhat privileged. Being a New York Ranger fans, I had obviously visited Madison Square Garden but from there I wanted to begin to expand.
Accountability. We are all accountable for things in our lives, especially our jobs. Like most of you out there, I have bills to pay and finances to worry about. I have to make sure I perform well at my job or I will be let go and someone will be brought in to replace me. That’s just how life works. Right now there seems to be a major problem within the New York Rangers organization. That problem is the safety net that some of these top figures within the organization seem to have and that this team won’t get better and won’t make any noise unless changes are made. It’s about accountability and right now Alain Vigneault and Jeff Gorton need to be held accountable for this mess that they’ve made.
Notes about the study
After I wrote and published my last article concerning the applicability and predictability of Corsi as an indicator of success, I became interested to see if there were any advanced statistics that were a more accurate than Corsi. Some of the statistics that I began to look at were Fenwick, High Danger Chances For, Scoring Chances For, and even PDO. For this study I will be looking at these stats as an indicator of success in the NHL as a more effective alternative to Corsi. While Corsi is considered the gold standard of “advanced stats” there are plenty of other advanced stats that help to provide insight into the game of hockey. Read more
Before I jump into my Army experiences, I’ll just give a little background about my hockey experience. I began playing hockey at the age of four on a pond on our farm in New Jersey. Just one year later when I began playing organized hockey, the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup and I was hooked for life. Read more
Every now and then, I’ll write stuff like I did about Brendan Smith. Other times, I’ll just come on here and write pieces that goes under the hood a bit, and will talk about how the Rangers are doing from a statistical perspective. Read more