Dallas Stars Daily Links: A Look at the First Season of 3-on-3 Overtime
So, how do we feel about 3-on-3 OT? Plus, Ales Hemsky helps out at hockey camp, and a look at which players signed shiny new deals.
A season into the NHL's new overtime format, Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert examines what sort of impact shifting from 4-on-4 to 3-on-3 had on the game.
One number-crunching effort from USA Today showed that in the first three months of last season, only a little more than 1-in-3 overtimes went to a shootout. Once the new year rolled around, that number grew to nearly 1-in-2. You can explain some of that away as variance; sometimes pucks just don't go in despite everyone's best efforts. And still, the league was deciding more games with the shootout than not (60 percent through mid-March versus 42 percent the year before).
Lambert also looked at how stats like shooting percentage and shots on goal changed when looking at 3-on-3 vs 4-on-4.
Well, the first is that a greater percentage of attempts are actually getting through to the net, and given that goal-scoring exploded on a per-five-minutes basis - thanks to both a dramatic increase in shots on goal and shooting percentages - we can also surmise that the quality of shots in general increased significantly.
There's more on OT at the link. [Puck Daddy]
You can expect to see more creativity from John Klingberg this season, says Mike Heika. [SportsDayDFW]
And speaking of Klingberg, here's your chance to vote on his offseason hairstyle.
I'm actually back here in Marbella at the moment. Should I get those again ? @DallasStars https://t.co/AgTqzwt3oB— John Klingberg (@johnklingberg) July 28, 2016
Ales Hemsky stopped by a Stars summer hockey camp yesterday to give some pointers.
Ales Hemsky helping out at a summer hockey camp this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/3SdSq6wHFK— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) July 29, 2016
New Coyotes general manager John Chayka hasn't wasted any time making changes in Arizona. [Puck Daddy]
Brush up on your numbers knowledge by reading this round table that features some of your favorite NHL stat gurus. [NHL Numbers]
Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds talks about leaving a legacy behind in Philadelphia that's about more than just hockey. [Sportsnet]
Bobby Ryan writes about his mother and her influence on him days after her death.
Just days after her passing, @b_ryan9 speaks from the heart on the life & death of his mom: https://t.co/2HAndsacZD pic.twitter.com/TuTbW3aUAN— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) July 29, 2016
The Red Wings are going to regret that Danny DeKeyser deal, says Travis Yost. [TSN]
BREAKING: #mnwild has agreed to terms with @matt_dumba on a two-year, $5.1 million contract→ https://t.co/2HXuHbvrKo pic.twitter.com/sVm5OCmknU— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) July 28, 2016
Arbitration is officially underway for Tyson Barrie and the Avalanche. [The Hockey News]
Take a look at the new logos created for the five minor league teams getting their start this season. [Hockey by Design]
And finally, Tyler Seguin continues to make friends this offseason.
-> -> ->⚾️ = #drinkthepink @22wiggins @cmcdavid97 @MStrooo6 #DenisShapovalov @BioSteelSports pic.twitter.com/Xvky893DEf— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) July 28, 2016