Adjusted Hockey: Re-Launch

All-time player rankings and a PPS Card generator have arrived! One year ago when this project launched, each player in NHL history had been ranked and tiered against a Hockey Hall of Fame standard. To find the rankings, however, you had two options: compare PPS Player Cards shared on social media, or swing by my… Continue reading Adjusted Hockey: Re-Launch

2023-24 is Critical to These Five Hall of Fame Cases

The fresh canvas of an 82-game schedule launches today. For some players, it's a blank slate, years of NHL action on the horizon. For others on the back nine of their careers, hockey immortality is at stake. To kick off the new season, we're counting down the five Hockey Hall of Fame cases for which… Continue reading 2023-24 is Critical to These Five Hall of Fame Cases

The Torch 🔥: Defencemen (Part 2)

If you missed Friday's instalment, check out Part 1, covering the #1 defencemen from the league's first eight decades. We begin today in 1998. Scoring is down. International NHL talent is here to stay. Dominance at the position for long stretches will soon fade faster than Mats Sundin's hairline. 🔥 1998, 2006-09: Nicklas Lidstrom After two… Continue reading The Torch 🔥: Defencemen (Part 2)

The Torch 🔥: Defencemen (Part 1)

The Torch series launched in December with hockey's #1 forwards. Check out Part 1, explaining the High Noon player ranking system and covering 1918 to 1981. Part 2 featured the top forwards from 1982 to the present. Most of us are captivated by the feats of forwards. Checking the scoring leaders. Watching highlight reel goals.… Continue reading The Torch 🔥: Defencemen (Part 1)

The Torch 🔥: Forwards (Part 2)

If you didn't catch yesterday's series opener, check out Part 1. It features a background on the approach and some ground rules, walking us from the NHL's founding season through 1981. 🔥 1982-88: Wayne Gretzky Uniquely pumping The Great One's tires is a difficult exercise at this point. No hockey player or their statistical prowess… Continue reading The Torch 🔥: Forwards (Part 2)

The Torch 🔥: Forwards (Part 1)

The title of the best player in a sport is fascinating. Sometimes #1 is crystal clear, quickly pivoting to a best-ever debate. Sometimes #1 is murky, with several candidates vying for the splashy (and extremely unofficial) title. In golf or tennis, the official world rankings govern the sport's hierarchy. In your head-to-head sports like boxing,… Continue reading The Torch 🔥: Forwards (Part 1)

All-Time Teams: SWEDEN

With PPS in our back pocket to rank the HHOF-worthiness of every NHL player in history, the possibilities are limitless. This is the launch of a new recurring series to provide objective lists of hockey's most accomplished -- by country, by era, by franchise, best-of-all-time, active. It's a canvas to highlight iconic players and spark… Continue reading All-Time Teams: SWEDEN