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Defensive Depth: Trouble... or No Trouble?

Hold your horses everyone. We might not be in such a bind for right defensemen after all! It turns out we've had a pretty decent one stashed away in the AHL that we just couldn't afford to keep on...

fantastic canucks army article on why they use advanced stats


This is worth a read for any hockey fan. It's written by a journalist,.not a statistician or computer scientist. The article concisely states the evidence for advanced stats in easy to.understand terms.


Is It Time to Demote Del Zotto from PP1 to PP2?

While Michael Del Zotto has vastly improved his play in his own end of the rink, he has not made as much progress on his offensive game. In fact, if you look at his offensive rate statistics on the...


Big News out of Atlanta: Byfuglien signs

This one seems to have broken out all around the internetz this afternoon. Atlanta has apparently seen enough of their first year defenseman to buy out all of Dustin Byfuglien's remaining RFA years...


Rangers in the Shootout: What happened?

For a while, Henrik Lundqvist's supposed dominance in the shootout was a subject of note for both mainstream writers and bloggers everywhere. But was it really dominance? He definitely hasn't been...


Defensemen: A Quick and Dirty Look

There are several fans here calling for certain Rangers defensemen to play more and play less (or disappear). And while everyone has their own system for evaluating players, there doesn't seem to...


Should Michael Del Zotto Spend Some Time Learning in Hartford?

While Michael Del Zotto's only 20, he's shown flashes of brilliant potential for a young offensive defensive. In his first one and a half seasons, however, he's also looked very out of place at...

@TSNBobMcKenzie: NYR putt Todd White on waivers WOOT! Wonder if there's another roster move in the...


@TSNBobMcKenzie: NYR putt Todd White on waivers WOOT! Wonder if there's another roster move in the works or if Sather's just trying to cut bait

Puck Daddy Has a Great Piece on the Carcillo-Fedotenko Hit

Over at Puck Daddy, verboten in these parts sometimes I know, Greg Wyshinski has a great column of his thoughts on the Carcillo-Fedotenko hit.  He touches on possible retribution for Carcillo as...

Hockey's Future Releases New Prospect Rankings


Top 26th through 50th NHL prospects are listed. Stepan checks in at 41, Grachev at 38. Jack Campbell is ranked 30th. Cam Fowler is 26th! Nary a mention of Dylan McIlrath...


Favorite Non-MSG Arena to Enjoy a Game

While I prepare today for a vacation from NYC, I'm thinking about hockey in other locales. Along those lines: What's everyone's favorite place [besides] Madison Square Garden to take in a game? Of...


Over-Rated and Under-Rated Rangers

A little while back, the folks over at Japers Rink had a fun discussion going about who is the most under-rated and who is the most over-rated member of the Caps. We're stuck in the gray throes of...


Fact of the Day: Derek Boogaard's Goal-Less Streak

The last time Derek Boogaard scored a goal in the NHL was January 7, 2006. Or 222 games played ago [the longest active one in the NHL]. Read about it here. Chris Mason, the goalie, has a shorter...

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