Marty St.Louis is a market inefficiency, and he’s fun as hell to watch.
Topics covered on today’s edition of the show:
- A discussion about the Sloan Sports Conference
- Brian Burke’s comments on Moneyball, and the NHL’s “market inefficiency”
- Does wishing to be traded affect a player’s performance?
- The return of the Weekly Picks Contest
- Plus, we unveil our plan for covering the Trade Deadline next week!
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Here’s the deal. Every Friday we’re going to hold a draft in which we take turns picking the winners of that Saturday’s slate of games. On Monday we’ll recap the results, and the winner will get to pick one game (anytime between Monday-Thursday) which the loser has to watch, and track scoring chances for (which’ll be posted on NHL Numbers).
Since I lost the last time we did this thing, I got the first pick. And since there’s an even number of games on Saturday (10), we’ve decided to use Sunday’s Heritage Classic between the Senators and Canucks as the tiebreaker this week.
Below are this week’s newest set of picks (bold):
Carolina@ Los Angeles
Florida @ Columbus
Winnipeg @ Nashville
Pittsburgh @ Chicago
Devils @ Rangers
Washington @ Boston
NYR @ Philadelphia
Tampa Bay @ Dallas
Edmonton @ Calgary
Ottawa @ Vancouver
One final programming note: if you’ve got any questions regarding future episodes, or anything else, feel free to send me us your questions on Twitter. My email (included below) also works.