Ottawa Senators visual CF% lineup

With the NHL expansion draft approaching fast, it’s time to take a look at who should or shouldn’t be protected from the Las Vegas Golden Knights. To that end, here’s a look at at some of the advanced stats worth considering.

NHL 2018 Stanley Cup probabilities

The National Hockey League season ended last night, with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning their second championship in as many years. For Pens fans, it was a moment to savour. For fans of other teams, the reaction was more like “finally, it’s over!” It’s time to dream anew of what next season might bring.

Columbus Blue Jackets stock chart

As anyone familiar with hockey analytics can tell you, there are countless ways to parse and visualize hockey data nowadays in an effort to learn more about our favourite teams and make predictions about future performance.

Colorado Avalanche stock chart

As anyone familiar with hockey analytics can tell you, there are countless ways to parse and visualize hockey data nowadays in an effort to learn more about our favourite teams and make predictions about future performance.

Chicago Blackhawks stock chart

As anyone familiar with hockey analytics can tell you, there are countless ways to parse and visualize hockey data nowadays in an effort to learn more about our favourite teams and make predictions about future performance.

Carolina Hurricanes stock chart

As anyone familiar with hockey analytics can tell you, there are countless ways to parse and visualize hockey data nowadays in an effort to learn more about our favourite teams and make predictions about future performance.

Calgary Flames stock chart

As anyone familiar with hockey analytics can tell you, there are countless ways to parse and visualize hockey data nowadays in an effort to learn more about our favourite teams and make predictions about future performance.

Buffalo Sabres stock chart

As anyone familiar with hockey analytics can tell you, there are countless ways to parse and visualize hockey data nowadays in an effort to learn more about our favourite teams and make predictions about future performance.

Boston Bruins stock chart

As anyone familiar with hockey analytics can tell you, there are countless ways to parse and visualize hockey data nowadays in an effort to learn more about our favourite teams and make predictions about future performance.

Anaheim Ducks stock chart

As anyone familiar with hockey analytics can tell you, there are countless ways to parse and visualize hockey data nowadays in an effort to learn more about our favourite teams and make predictions about future performance.

Round 3 prediction: Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Of all the series I’ve attempted to predict thus far, this one might be the toughest. On the surface, this should be a rout: The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup champions, they have the best centre in the world in Sidney Crosby, and they just knocked off the top team in the NHL this season, the Washington Capitals.

Sub-zero Senators face long playoff odds if they qualify

After nabbing three of a possible four points against the pitiful Detroit Red Wings this week, the Ottawa Senators now appear to be a lock to make the playoffs. Their magic number is down to one, meaning all they need to qualify is a single point either gained by them or lost by the Tampa…