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WJC 2018 Playoff Preview

We’re down to the final eight in Buffalo.  Bodog is a great place to start shopping for valuable odds, so review them first, but here’s our preview of the World Juniors playoffs.   &... Continue reading →

Because it’s the Cap: Florida Panthers Offseason Preview

Photo Credit: USA TODAY/ Robert Mayer If you could say nothing else about the 2016-17 Florida Panthers, you could likely say they were a disappointment.  A year after a playoff berth, things were looking up ... Continue reading →

Because it’s the Cap: Buffalo Sabres Offseason Preview

Credit: Dan Hamilton / USA TODAY IMAGES The Buffalo Sabres are uh… not a very good hockey team. Some would even describe them as trash. Whatever the case, they finished with a -36 goal differential and ... Continue reading →

The Pavel Datsyuk contract dump trade was actually a big mistake for the Red Wings

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Arguably the biggest trade the Detroit Red Wings have made over the past few seasons came about 10 months ago, which is funny because nobody involved with the trade has played a ... Continue reading →

Stat of the Union: A goaltending roundtable

Stat of the Union: A goaltending roundtable

Embed from Getty Images With a few off days before the NHL playoffs start, we thought we’d give you a moment to check out the latest edition of Stat of the Union: an NHL ... Continue reading →

NHLNumbers Season Preview: Power Rankings No. 30-26

NHLNumbers Season Preview: Power Rankings No. 30-26

Embed from Getty Images Through an algorithm known as “surveying a select number of our staff”, we determined the following power rankings. Over the next six days, we’ll be counting down the worst teams ... Continue reading →

Let’s be real: the Red Wings are really just a sad shadow of their former selves

Let’s be real: the Red Wings are really just a sad shadow of their former selves

Embed from Getty Images Everywhere you look, there’s incompetency and a lack of accountability in the Detroit Red Wings franchise. Don’t believe it? Since a pair of back to back Stanley Cup Final ... Continue reading →

Who is Boris Dorozhenko? A look at the man behind Auston Matthews’ development

Photo via Boris Dorozhenko Draft Day Though the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft was must-see TV in the Toronto area and much of North America, Boris Dorozhenko didn’t see it live. On ... Continue reading →

Exploring the options for Steven Stamkos through Twitter

Exploring the options for Steven Stamkos through Twitter

Embed from Getty Images In a perfect world, every team in the NHL would like Steven Stamkos on their roster. But in reality, there’s only going to be one team that ends up with ... Continue reading →

Because It’s The Cap: St. Louis Blues

Because It’s The Cap: St. Louis Blues

Embed from Getty Images The St Louis Blues had a heartbreaking end to their season falling in the Conference Finals to the San Jose Sharks, but ultimately couldn’t be too upset with how things ... Continue reading →

Because it’s the Cap: Tampa Bay Lightning

Because it’s the Cap: Tampa Bay Lightning

Embed from Getty Images There’s rarely a Tampa Bay Lightning story these days that doesn’t somehow relate to Steven Stamkos, but it’s a shame so many fail to recognize the greatness of ... Continue reading →

Because It’s The Cap: Florida Panthers

Because It’s The Cap: Florida Panthers

A fresh look for the Cats. ????https://t.co/9qTXezGMwb pic.twitter.com/EqANB8VJ9s — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) June 2, 2016 Florida Panthers: Fancy jerseys, fancy haircuts, fancy players, fancy cats, and perhaps most importantly, fancy ... Continue reading →

Because it’s the Cap: Detroit Red Wings

Because it’s the Cap: Detroit Red Wings

Embed from Getty Images Pavel Datsyuk really messes this whole salary cap thing up, eh? It’s really hard to say what the Wings future holds, especially when they might be saddled with the cap ... Continue reading →

Because It’s the Cap: Minnesota Wild

Because It’s the Cap: Minnesota Wild

Embed from Getty Images Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes bad contracts. After crashing out of the playoffs in six games, what’s next for the Wild? The answer may (ok it probably won’t) surprise you: Continue reading →

Because It’s The Cap: Carolina Hurricanes

Because It’s The Cap: Carolina Hurricanes

IEmbed from Getty Images Over the next month, we at NHLnumbers are going to be taking a look at where each team in the league currently stands based on what we learned from them last ... Continue reading →

Is Dylan Larkin going to be the Red Wings’ next franchise player?

Is Dylan Larkin going to be the Red Wings’ next franchise player?

Embed from Getty Images Over the next two weeks, we’re going to be looking over some tough questions for the Wings this offseason, one per day. Today, we ask the question:   Is Dylan Larkin ... Continue reading →

NHLN Playoff Notebook: Shots don’t matter, goals matter

NHLN Playoff Notebook: Shots don’t matter, goals matter

Embed from Getty Images One game in the NHL on a given night is kind of a mixed bag of emotions. It’s nice to be able to focus just on one game, without having ... Continue reading →

2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

SEmbed from Getty Images Dallas St. Louis could be a great name for a fictional character, or the name of Martin St. Louis’ next kid. But unfortunately, it’s just the name of two teams ... Continue reading →

NHLN Playoff Notebook: Preds push it to 7, Blues win in Game 7

NHLN Playoff Notebook: Preds push it to 7, Blues win in Game 7

Embed from Getty Images The night of Monday, April 25, 2016 will go down in NHL history for a number of reasons. One, it was the night the Nashville Predators forced their first ever Game 7. Such a ... Continue reading →

2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Preview: New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Preview: New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Embed from Getty Images Remember when Pittsburgh was looking like they might miss the playoffs? Those days are long gone, and the Penguins hit the ground running after a midseason coaching change as one of ... Continue reading →