WOWY Analysis of Umberger for Hartnell trade

More often than not the first thing I look at when I want to evaluate a player is their WOWY stats to see if the player boosts the performance of their teammates or suppress it when he is on the ice. Let’s take a look at a WOWY comparision of Umberger and Hartnell starting with some links to their WOWY pages. Hartnell 2013-14 (5v5) Hartnell 2012-13 (5v5) Hartnell 2011-12 (5v5) Umberger 2013-14 (5v5) Umberger 2012-13 (5v5) Umberger 2011-12 (5v5) When on any of those pages you can click “Visualize this table” to get some charts that I find are often a quick way

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Quick thought on Jakub Voracek

One of the surprise player performances so far this season is that of Jakub Voracek. Voracek currently sits tied for 7th in points with 10 goals and 27 points in 24 games.  That puts him on pace to score 54 points in this lock-out shortened 48 game season which is 4 points more than he has scored in any 82 game season (career best was  50 points in 2009-10 in 81 games). Last season when Rick Nash was on the trade block I wrote an article about Nash and in it I had a few comments about Jakub Voracek as

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