SLAPSHOT REPORT improves upon the traditional method of
ranking teams exclusively by points earned.

Hockey Analyst evaluates teams using
Performance Components:

  • Success Ratio (SR) calculates points earned as a percent of
    points available to be earned for games played to date.     
    Teams with a season SR above 54% usually make playoffs.

  • Goals For / Goals Against / Per Game calculates cumulative
    average winning or losing margin for games played to date.
    Historically, teams with a season negative GF/GA/PG will not
    make the playoffs.

  • Opponents Cumulative Average Success Ratio (OCASR)
    calculates team schedule difficulty for games played to date.
Performance Components cited above are entered into a proprietary formula that calculates overall team strength and assigns a numeric value to
rank each team within its Conference.  
Performance Components and Calculated Rankings within Divisions and Conferences are displayed in two
spreadsheets which provide a comprehensive view of each team's strengths, weaknesses and accomplishments, compared to all other teams.
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L.OS ANGELES SENIOR KING
SUITED GENTLEMAN STANDING BEHIND YOUR HOCKEY
ANALYST IS HOCKEY HALL OF FAME STAR BOBBY ORR
Above pictures were taken at an important fund raising event. The Los Angeles Kings
and Los Angeles Senior Kings, featuring guest coach Bobby Orr, hosted an NHL
Oldtimers Tournament to benefit the Children's Special Olympics. Guest player and
Olympic five gold medal speed skater Eric Heiden scored a goal for the Senior Kings.
Last updated 3/27/17 @ 8:00 AM Pacific Time.
SPREADSHEET NOTES
Oddsmakers Picks

$ following one team's name means it is favored to win that game.

$ after both teams' names denotes even odds (such games are
not used in calculating oddsmakers winning percentage).

(Sources: various on line web sites displaying current odds)

Oddsmakers favor the home team to win over 70% of games.

Historical research indicates home teams win a slight majority
of games.

NOTE: Your Hockey Analyst and oddsmakers frequently select
different teams as the likely winner of each game.
Hockey Analyst Picks

All Games:
The number in parenthesis after a team name is your Hockey
Analyst's calculated rank for that team
in its' Conference. The team with
the lower number is ranked higher than the opponent and most often is
the pick to win that game.

In some instances a team with a higher number (poorer record) may be
deemed more likely to win, often due to home ice advantage. In such
cases the predicted winner's name will be followed by an asterisk
*.

Inter-Conference Games: To reflect the difference in Conference
strengths, a team with a higher number (poorer record) in a stronger
Conference may be deemed more likely to win vs a team with a lower
number (better performance) in a weaker Conference. In such cases
the predicted winner's name will be followed by an asterisk
*.
The "Division Rank" spreadsheet lists teams in order of Success Ratio. It shows the "Variance from Average" for "Goals For" and "Goals Against".
Black numbers denote better than league average performance; red numbers denote poorer than league average performance. The degree of
variance facilitates evaluation of each team's offensive and defensive record to date and provides the foundation for comments in "Analyst Alley".

The "Conference Rank" spreadsheet lists teams according to your Hockey Analyst's overall ranking that combines all three Performance Criteria.
YOUR HOCKEY ANALYST'S UNIQUE METHODOLOGY AND PROPRIETARY FORMULAS
EVALUATE AND RANK EACH NHL TEAM IN ACCORDANCE WITH CUMULATIVE GAME
SUCCESS, TEAM PERFORMANCE STATISTICS, AND SCHEDULE DIFFICULTY
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Home ice advantage was a myth during 2016 playoffs.

Oddsmakers favored home teams to win 74 of 91 games (77%) but
home teams won just 46 of 91 games (51%). Including home and
away games they picked the winner in 52 of 91 games (57%).
Who picks most winners each season?

Home team winning percentage
Oddsmakers winning percentage
Hockey analyst winning percentage
2013/14

52.89
60.12
63.12
2014/15

53.82
58.44
64.35
2015/16

51.62
58.18
60.46
Click here to see last season results
2016 Playoff Schematic
Odds For Projected Stanley Cup Champion 2016-17
Eastern Conference
Western Conference
Odds For Projected Conference Winners 2016-17
Chicago
Pittsburgh
Washington
Tampa Bay
NY Islanders
NY Rangers
Boston
Montreal
Ottawa
Columbus
Toronto
San Jose
Nashville
Anaheim
Minnesota
Edmonton
Calgary
3000
600
2800
1200
450
275
1000
1000
1000
1800
Pittsburgh
Chicago
Washington
Tampa Bay
Eastern Conference
Western Conference
NY Islanders
NY Rangers
Boston
Montreal
Ottawa
Toronto
Columbus
St. Louis
San Jose
Anaheim
Nashville
Minnesota
Edmonton
Calgary
5000
4500
1200
2800
5000
1000
650
3500
1200
2800
500
2200
St. Louis
450
1000
350
1400
2200
2200
2500
200
2800
700
1200
175
1200
700
Season Prediction Record To Date:

Home team winning percentage
Oddsmakers winning pecentage
Hockey Analyst winning percentage


55.23
57.63
63.42
Results

Flyers won 6- 2
Stars won 2- 1  OT
Red Wings won 3- 2  OT
Jets won 2- 1
Ducks won 6- 3
3/26 Schedule

Philadelphia (13) @ Pittsburgh (3) $
Dallas (11) $ @ New Jersey (16)
Minnesota (2)
$ @ Detroit (15)
Vancouver (12) @ Winnipeg (10)
$
NY Rangers (4) @ Anaheim (3) $
(amounts shown are $earned for a $100 wager)
(amounts shown are $earned for a $100 wager)
as of 3/27/17
3/27 Schedule

Florida (12) $ @ Buffalo (14)
Nashville (6) @ NY Islanders (9)
$
Detroit (15) @ Carolina (11) $
Chicago (1) $ @ Tampa Bay (10)
Arizona (13) @ St. Louis (8)
$
Colorado (14) @ Calgary (7) $
(updated daily)
Down arrow
means
a decrease
from previous
posted price
and denotes
a relatively
improving
situation.
Up arrow means
an increase
from previous
posted price
and denotes
a relatively
deteriorating
situation.
Teams with no chance of
making playoffs have been
dropped by your analyst.
Teams with no chance of
making playoffs have been
dropped by your analyst.