Rob Vollman is a pioneer in the field of hockey analytics and the co-author of Hockey Abstract. His innovations include Player Usage Charts on Home Plate Save Percentage. He will contribute a regular column to NHL.com throughout this season.
Seven teams that missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2014 fought their way into them last season, the greatest turnover since 2005.
Typically, an average of five teams work their way into the field of 16 that weren't there the year prior. In 2011, three teams went from out to in.
So, which teams are most likely to get in this season after missing last season?