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Goalies and the Playoffs: Fleury’s Magical Postseason

Marc-Andre Fleury is having an unbelievable postseason.  His current Sv% of .947 doesn’t just lead all goalies in these playoffs, it’s actually the highest Sv% of any goalie in a playoff year since the 1960... Continue reading →

Picking this year’s Stanley Cup winner

It is my favorite time of year again. Lots of new teams compared to last year, so it will be an exciting one. There are some great matchups. Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia should be especially entertaining. ... Continue reading →

Goalies and the Playoffs Part 4: How to Win a Cup

Previously, I looked into the effect that PDO (a team’s Sv% plus its Sh%) has on the results of individual playoff series (tl;dr: a big effect).  Next, I wanted to track that effect ... Continue reading →

The NHL salary cap set to rise to $78-$82 million

According to Renaud Lavoie, the NHL’s salary cap is going to be raised to somewhere between $78 and $82 million next season. This season, the salary cap ceiling was set at $75 million. Continue reading →

The value of players on a two-way contract

Pat Cannone is more valuable than Connor McDavid. Pat Cannone is also more valuable than Johnny Gaudreau. Now that two Canadian markets are riled up, hear this out… Continue reading →

The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week: Metropolitan Division

The Rangers said that they were going to go on a rebuild and they certainly didn’t disappoint as they essentially gutted their entire team for prospects and picks. The Penguins, Devils, and Blue Jackets ... Continue reading →

The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week 2018: Atlantic Division

Over trade deadline week the Bruins, Lightning, and Leafs all loaded up for what will be a difficult battle to make it out of the division in the playoffs. Continue reading →

The Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week 2018: Central Division

For the first time in a long time, the power in the Central Division is shifting away from Chicago. The Blackhawks sold at the trade deadline while the Jets bought as Winnipeg is looking to ... Continue reading →

Good and Bad of Trade Deadline Week 2018: Pacific Division

The San Jose Sharks made a major splash at this week’s trade deadline, separating themselves from the pack of teams (Anaheim, Calgary, and Los Angeles) currently in a battle for playoff positions who largely ... Continue reading →

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 →

Nation Notebook: Henrique-Vatanen Trade, Seattle Arena, and Derek Dorsett

PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTO CREDIT: SERGEI BELSKI – USA TODAY SPORTS This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL.  There’s a surprisingly fair trade in late November! Derek ... Continue reading →

There’s someone to blame for the Oilers’ struggles, but it isn’t Connor McDavid

PHOTO CREDIT: SERGEI BELSKI-USA TODAY SPORTS The Oilers are through 20 games and own a 7-11-2 record. They’re sitting in 14th in the Western Conference and need 87 points in their next 62 games in order ... Continue reading →

Stats vs. Eye-Test is Dead – There is Only the Acceptance or Denial of Evidence-Based Analysis

PHOTO CREDIT: KELLEY L COX – USA TODAY SPORTS For as long as sports have been around, they’ve been romanticized. We like to weave stories around athletes who perform impressive feats at the unlikeliest of ... Continue reading →

Get Out While You Still Can: Erik Gudbranson and the Sunk Cost Fallacy

PHOTO CREDIT: NHL.COM Coming into this season, there was a whole lot of discussion about Erik Gudbranson. The pending unrestricted free agent was awarded a one-year $3.5 million extension in the summer after missing the ... Continue reading →

Could the New York Rangers be #ActuallyBad Enough to Win the Draft Lottery?

On paper, it seemed like the New York Rangers improved this offseason.  They traded their top-line center Derek Stepan for Anthony DeAngelo and the 7th overall pick, but Tony D was considered NHL-ready and the ... Continue reading →

Mark Jankowski shouldn’t be the Flames’ saviour

PHOTO CREDIT: SERGEI BELSKI – USA TODAY SPORTS Through the first eight games of the season, a common refrain among those who follow the Calgary Flames – be they media, fans or other followers – is that Sam ... Continue reading →

Polak Is Going To Wreck Everything

I came in like a wrecking ballI never hit so hard in loveAll I wanted was to break your wallsAll you ever did was break meYeah, you wreck me– Miley Cyrus– Roman Polak Emotions and ... Continue reading →

Can the Oilers afford McDavid, Draisaitl, and Nugent-Hopkins long term?

PHOTO CREDIT: JAMES GUILLORY/USA TODAY SPORTS The Edmonton Oilers cap situation gets serious next season. Connor McDavid’s mega-extension kicks in then, which will make him the league’s highest paid player at $12.5 million ... Continue reading →

Gazing Into The Crystal Ball

The day has finally arrived! The puck drops tonight and the race for the 2018 Stanley Cup is on. While there are still 1,271 games to be played between now and the playoffs begin, everyone wants to ... Continue reading →

Pacific Preview: Battle of Alberta back to life but California teams haven’t faded yet

PHOTO CREDIT: © SERGEI BELSKI-USA TODAY SPORTS The Pacific Division may not be as deep as the Central Division, but it’s top heavy, and winning it isn’t going to be easy. The Oilers and ... Continue reading →