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Pep Talk: 5 Ways the Blues can Beat the LA Kings

Pep Talk is a semi-regular series where current Blues playing trends are discussed in a constructive way. Find more musings about your St. Louis Blues by following Mike Poepping on Twitter: […]

Current NHL Situational and Open-Play Corsi

Current NHL Situational and Open-Play Corsi

Last week I had reviewed previous work on open-play corsi and looking at the league averages within specific faceoff situations. The idea with open-play corsi is that winning or loosing […]

One Player on Every NHL Team Who Should be Traded

One Player on Every NHL Team Who Should be Traded

As the December 19th holiday roster freeze quickly approaches, trade talks will be heightened as teams look to make moves in order to improve their respective squads. Although there is no rush […]

Coach on a lukewarm seat perhaps or something to prove? (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

3 Outsiders That Will Get Into the Playoffs

About a third of the way through the 2014-15 season, we’re at a point in which some teams are transferring from a disappointing start to their season being into a […]

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By The Numbers: Best Top Line in the NHL

I started this exercise by looking to see where the Sabres top line measures up around the league.  After pulling a few teams statistics, I realized not very well.  I […]

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Pavelski’s Goal Scoring Will Doom Sharks

Making Others Better When the San Jose Sharks acquired Joe Thornton in late November of 2005, he immediately made players around him better. Jonthan Cheechoo went from a 28 goal […]

Mark Giordano could be a top five defenseman. (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Big Lists Revisited: Top 100 Fantasy Defencemen

When it comes to fantasy hockey, defencemen can often be the difference, especially in leagues that have separate defence scoring categories. If you’re in that kind of league and have […]

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Upcoming Week Presents Great Opportunity for Devils

The past month has been nothing short of a struggle for Jersey’s team. The Devils have gone 2-6-2 in their last ten, they were booed off the ice during their […]

Monte Carlo Predictions: Metro Division

Monte Carlo Predictions: Metro Division

In the final portion of reviewing the Monte Carlo results from the four divisions it’s time we focus on the NHL’s favourite: the Metro Division.  As a reminder we use […]

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Big Lists Revisited: Rookie Sleeper Candidates

I’m not one to brag, but I did hit a few out of the park here — back-to-back jacks right off the hop, no less. Of the five Big Lists that […]

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Monte Carlo Predictions: Atlantic Division

In my last two articles I used a Monte Carlo algorithm to make predictions on how the Pacific and Central Division will look at the end of the season. This […]

Cole has the second best plus/minus among Blues defensemen (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Monte Carlo Predictions: Central Division

In my last article I used a Monte Carlo algorithm to try and predict how the standings within the Pacific Division will likely look at the end of the season. […]