MikeSmith

Ramblings: Mike Smith Stands on His Head, Crawford Out, Patience With Carlson

Dec 4

Mike Smith's outstanding performance, Crawford out, what to do with Carlson and more.   Off the hop we need to discuss how the Blue Jackets turned the Coyotes’ arena into a shooting gallery landing 60 shots on …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Mike Smith Stands on His Head, Crawford Out, Patience With Carlson

by steve laidlaw Dec 4, 2016, 1:24 am

Mike Smith's outstanding performance, Crawford out, what to do with Carlson and more.   Off the hop we need to discuss how the Blue Jackets turned the Coyotes’ arena into a shooting gallery landing 60 shots on …

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Hockey Rambling

Ramblings: Not Bad Chad, Analytics and Fantasy Hockey

by Ian Gooding Dec 3, 2016, 2:36 am

Not Bad Chad, Wild, Sharks, analytics and fantasy hockey There’s lots of discussion right now as to whether Chad Johnson is a legitimate starting goalie. Yet there he was on Friday night, stopping 21 of 23 …

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead: It's Time to Get Marleau in Your Lineup

by Mike Schmidt Dec 2, 2016, 8:48 am

Marleau and the Sharks have a great upcoming schedule. All fantasy owners need help in the short term AND the long term. The Looking Ahead feature identifies one player to plug into lineups in the short …

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Saturday's NHL Picks

Saturday's NHL Picks: December 3, 2016

by Coretti Dec 3, 2016, 2:57 am

Will the Sabres be a different team with Jack Eichel in the lineup? Last weekend I went a respectable 4-2. We have a jam-packed schedule today and I like a lot of dogs. Let’s dive right …

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The Journey

The Journey - Rookies at the Quarter Mark: Categorical Leaders

by Kevin LeBlanc Dec 3, 2016, 4:25 pm

Not surprisingly, Auston Matthews leads all rookies in numerous statistical categories. The Journey takes a closer look at some of the rookie categorical leaders through the first quarter of the 2016-17 season. Goals Patrik Laine: Winnipeg Jets (15) Auston …

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Frozen Pool Forensics

Examining the Crease - Which Goalies Face the Toughest Shots by Distance?

by Kevin Wickersham Dec 2, 2016, 12:10 pm

Which goalies face the toughest shots? Using shot distance to consider goaltender performance. As advanced statistics have assumed an increasingly important role in hockey analysis, goalies continue more or less to be judged by the old …

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The Contrarian

Eat What You Kill

by Demetri Fragopoulos Dec 4, 2016, 10:00 am

A proposal to create incentives for teams to score more goals. There have been countless articles written about the NHL’s scoring system like the one penned by Pierre LeBrun that focus on the ‘Loser point’ and …

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