Best post-lockout Ranger: Round 1, Marian Gaborik (3) vs. Matt Gilroy (14)

As the offseason wears on, us and Matt Josephs of Blue Line Station (Twitter: 11Matt_Josephs8) will be running a tournament for the Best Ranger since the 2005 lockout. Yesterday we saw #6 Fedor Tyutin take out #11 Karel Rachunek. Today‚Äôs matchup is #3 Marian Gaborik vs. #14 Matt Gilroy: Marian Gaborik (acquired – 2009 unrestricted free agent) Following the Scott…

Read More→

Do hits and blocked shots correlate to (lack of) puck possession?

As the quest for better stats has come, so has more analysis into the stats that are currently available via NHL.com. Hits and blocked shots have become more of the industry standard when looking at defensive prowess. Hits is a relatively “new” stat in the sense that people are using it more than PIMs lately. PIMs have gone the way…

Read More→