Monthly archives for June, 2014

Who's The Playoff MVP?

Picking the Conn Smythe winner doesn’t exactly require a crystal ball. 25 of the last 30 winners have been the Cup winner’s goalie or top scorer. Almost by definition, then, fancy stats don’t play much (any) role in the selection.   But if they did, who should win this year?   Let’s start with the […]

More on the Kings and Rangers

In this week’s column in the Toronto Star (, we focused on the goaltending matchup between Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist in this year’s final.   The chart below (to access it, copy the link into your browser) gives a picture of how both of these goalies have performed over the past 3 seasons, and […]