July 22 2011 08:51AM
Remember the name
A player's Fenwick number is an advanced +/- statistic that counts all goals, misses and shots fired at the opponent's teams net subtracted by the number of goals, misses and shots fired at your own net when you are on the ice. It corresponds well with scoring chances and is a good indicator of which team owned the bulk of quality shots when the player was on the ice. It is a variant of the corsi statistic, except with the blocked shots going either way excluded.
July 21 2011 10:35AM
In light of Russian hockey journalist Dmitry Chesnokov tweeting that "[Nikolay] Zherdev's Russian agent says the player is considering only NHL offers at this point," you have to think that either a) the player is mulling a series of offers or b) no team has put forth a serious offer to the player.
July 18 2011 04:39PM
Niclas Bergfors. Tyler Kennedy. Torrey Mitchell. Scott Gomez. Martin Hanzal. Scottie Upshall. Nikolay Zherdev. Peter Regin. Michael Frolik.
What do all nine of these players have in common?
July 14 2011 09:38AM
When the Philadelphia Flyers signed Jaromir Jagr, my initial reaction was that it was just another crazy transaction from Paul Holmgren, who has been the summer's most talked-about General Manager.
July 13 2011 04:39PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs were third worst in the NHL in penalty killing last season at 77.4 per cent success rate, ahead of just Edmonton and Colorado. This doesn't equal a complete retooling of defensive personnel, as the pieces were there for success.