Hey guys. Many of you may have seen my original Wins Above Replacement post last fall. After taking a short break, I decided to make adjustments. I have just focused on forwards since, but I do intend to reintroduce defensemen and goaltender models in the future. Notable changes include the integration of expected goals and an increased importance on even-strength play compared to special teams. I ran the results dating back to the 2015-16 season. I feel that they are insightful, but at the same time honest to what happens on the ice. Nothing sticks out like a sore thumb. Here are the top 5 performers for each season of data: 2015-16 PlayerWARPatrick Kane7.2Sidney Crosby5.7Anze Kopitar5.6Jamie Benn5.6Evgeny Kuznetsov5.4 2016-17 PlayerWARConnor McDavid7.7Sidney Crosby6.3Brad Marchand6Nikita Kucherov5.8David Pastrnak5.2 2017-18 PlayerWARConnor McDavid7.6Claude Giroux6.9Nikita Kucherov6.7Taylor Hall6.1Nathan MacKinnon5.9 2018-19 PlayerWARNikita Kucherov8.4Sidney Crosby7.5Connor McDavid7.4Johnny Gaudreau6.9Steven Stamkos6.4 WAR also works on a team level. The total WAR of a team's forwards plus the estimated number of games a team full of replacement level players would win lines up very well with the number of games a team actually wins. To be more clear: If you would like to read a more detailed description and more importantly, see more results: A Winning Statistic I have already started looking at a player's WAR after he signs a new contract or if there is a trade to aid my decision on whether or not it is a good deal. If you would be interested in seeing complete data set, just let me know and I will be happy to oblige. If you have any other questions or requests, again, feel free to ask.