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There are three ways to win in life: Be first, be smarter, or cheat. It's a hell of a lot easier to be first.

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2014 NHL Playoffs: Analytics Survival Guide

With Hockey Analytics getting some limelight lately around the NHL, let's take a brief look at the 16 playoff teams set to square off in the greatest playoff setting sport knows.

Henrik Lundqvist and the "Cup Window"

Henrik Lundqvist hand another dominant (despite shortened) year in 2012-2013. He has been NYR's rock since 2005, but a decline is inevitable.

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NYR Metrics: Questions/Requests

Hey everyone, I've got a few different ideas for articles that will obviously be metrics-based that I'm going to be putting out here pretty soon. What I also wanted to do was open up the...

NYR: Regression be thy Friend

The Rangers are good, but the Capitals are hotter. It just may be a battle of regression in Round 1.

NYR Team Metrics: Gotta be Lucky to be Good

It's the old saying: Gotta be lucky to be good. The Rangers have been good this season, but have been anything but lucky thus far.

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Moving to STL

Hello St. Louisan's, I'll be moving to St. Louis soon from Minneapolis for a job relocation. I'm under 25, single, and looking to play hockey. I was hoping a fellow SB Nation community could...

Oscar Lindberg: 24 Pts in 29 GP

Lindberg, the 21 year old 2010 Phoenix 2nd round draft pick who was acquired by NYR for Ethan Werek, has made a solid jump in production this year in the SEL for Skelleftea HC with 24 points (9 + 15) in 29 games played. This is interesting because Lindberg is posting a PPG rate of 0.83 currently, which translates to average 0.65 PPG in the NHL (or just over 50 points/82 games). This is not the gospel, but it shows the potential Lindberg could have if he continues to develop.

Worst Rangers of the Past Five Years

While there may be no current hockey to analyze, we can always look to the past. Ranking the Bottom Ten Individual Ranger Seasons of the past five.

Best Rangers of the Past Five Seasons

While there may be no current hockey to analyze, we can always look to the past. Ranking the Top Ten Individual Ranger Seasons of the past five.

Expectations of Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist just had the season of his career that culminated in winning the Vezina Trophy. His worth to the Rangers cannot be understated, but can he replicate his performance for last season this fall?

2012 Rangers Offseason: Questionably Better

The New York Rangers have had an up and down offseason thus far. Here's a summary thus far from the numbers perspective, and where are they going next?

Bryan Rufenach, Wings Prospect, Dead at 23.

I wouldn't normally do this, but I just posted this over at Wingin' at Motown, the SBN Red Wings blog. Just a reminder that hockey means little in the grand scheme of things. http://www.wingingitinmotown.com/2012/6/5/3066756/bryan-rufenach-wings-prospect-dies-at-23 "I've never posted here at Wingin' but Bryan was a fellow 2011 graduate at Clarkson University, where I got to work with him, watch him play, but more importantly get to know him off the ice once and a while. Great kid, such a shame."

Bryan Rufenach, Wings Prospect, Dies at 23.

I've never posted here at Wingin' but Bryan was a fellow 2011 graduate at Clarkson University, where I got to work with him, watch him play, but more importantly get to know him off the ice once and a while. Great kid, such a shame.

Shot Ratio and Game Seven

Shot Ratio and Game Seven: It's ok to feel confident going into Game 7, kind of.

New York Rangers Playoff Player Profile - Brad Richards

NYR Playoff Player Profile - Brad Richards. A simple look at Brad Richards before the 2012 Playoffs.

NYR First Round and Playoff Matchups

Who should NYR fans be cheering for down the stretch?

Will Henrik Lundqvist Falter?

Luckily for the Rangers, some of Lundqvist's best months of his career have come after February.

New York Rangers Stats: Use "Elite" with Care

NYR Team Metrics: Elite is a tender word, however Lundqvist is its current definition.

Feudin' with Hockey's Murray Chass

Fun With Stu Hackel Stu Hackel is a hockey writer for Sports Illustrated and the New York Times. Up until Feburary 8th I had NOT A CLUE who he was, or if he had any relevance to the sport of...

NYR Team Metrics: Continuous Improvement

The Rangers have been getting better by the numbers to compliment Lundqvist's fantastic play.

NYR Team Metrics: Better, But Not Good

Rangers Team Metrics: Still not all there, but getting better.

What's Wrong with Brandon Dubinsky?

A possible explanation to Dubinsky's struggles so far.

Rangers are Indeed Playing Better

From George aka @RangerSmurf: "First 16 games, 10-3-3 record, 45.2% FenTied, 104.5 PDO. Last 9 games, 5-3-1 record, 53.2% FenTied, 101.9 PDO" Remember I posted "no news is not good news" and said they still don't really have it going but also kinda said its been a bit better? George noted it in the comments and updated it after last night. PDO is down towards the average (good) and a 53.2% Fenwick at tied scores during the game would make the Rangers a top ten club pretty easily. These are good signs that the Rangers are in the other teams zone more than theirs.

NYR Team Metrics: No News is not Good News

An update on the New York Rangers advanced metrics.

Up for Debate: Blake Comeau Trade

            I made an interesting trade today that I have been in negotiation with another "GM" over the weekend and I figured I would put it up for debate here at FHS. Here's the deal: To...

How the Rangers are being used

While we can come to some conclusions from the chart after the jump, this post is more informative than anything. With that said, I would like to preface that information with some quick thoughts...

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New York Rangers Team Metrics Update: Smoke and Mirrors

An Update on the top-level numbers the Rangers are showing 15 games into the season.

Jackets Fans: Light at the End of the Tunnel

As is typical, teams come out of the gate too fast or in the case of the Jackets too slow. I've linked an article that can be summarized in one sentence if you don't have the time/aren't into hockey advanced stats: "The Blue Jackets have stunk, but most of that is due to random chance as opposed to them being the worst club in the NHL. " The Jackets are on the opposite end of the spectrum from the Rangers, my club, but infact are looking better at 5v5 in general when it comes to the numbers. The Jackets will snap out of their bad luck (only a matter of how soon), and if you know any Rangers fans make sure you tell them that you "had a hunch" when the Blueshirts go on a "random" (the NYR fan will say this) slide eventually.

New York Rangers Need To Pick Up Their Play

The New York Rangers need to pick up their play, and they need to do it now.

Avery Cleared in Battery Case

"But according to law enforcement sources, a further investigation revealed that no officer was ever actually pushed. We're told the officer who made the battery report did so after his foot was caught in Avery's front door -- and multiple witnesses have corroborated the story." - TMZ Enough said.

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