The Toronto Maple Leafs’ looming PDO demon (what is PDO?)

“PDO”, which doesn’t stand for anything, can explain how hockey teams performed in a short amount of time. It is the simple addition of a team’s even strength shooting percentage and a team’s even strength save percentage. Over the long run, it’s been observed that the “PDO number” comes closer to 1. It is also…


Nations Freeroll – Week of February 18th

    We’ve run a few of these recently and there seemed to be some interest, so Draft Street has set up another Nations Freeroll contest for this week. Here’s a run-down of the rules for those who are unfamiliar:


Tampa Bay defeats Toronto 4-2 in hockey game

It was an uncharacteristically slow pace for a game involving the Tampa Bay Lightning, or perhaps I’ve been swayed by a bias because their games are usually high-scoring. There wasn’t a lot going on for either team, a slow first period and a slow second period ended up having a pretty fun ending thanks to…