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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 […]

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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. […]

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Big Lists Revisited: Breakout Candidates

This was probably the Big List that I was most looking forward to compiling back in September just prior to training camps getting underway. Breakout players tend to be a […]

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Red Wings: It’s a Trap…Game vs. the Panthers

The Detroit Red Wings are hoping to notch their longest winning streak since 2012 with a win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. After beating the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday, […]

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Big Lists Revisited: Bust Candidates

This is the second of a five-part series looking back on the Big Lists that I compiled in early September prior to training camps opening. Of the five — which also […]

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Monte Carlo Predictions: Pacific Division

Monte Carlo algorithms are one of my favourite methods for analyzing hockey. I’ve used them previously for my work on this site when we analyze Ondrej Pavelec. A Monte Carlo […]

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Your Stanley Cup Champion in June Will Be…

Stanley Cup predictions are aplenty. Here at the start of December, it may be too early to confidently make predictions. At the same time, there has been a winnowing away […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 39 comments · Previews and Predictions
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Big Lists Revisited: Comeback Candidates

In early September, prior to training camps even opening, I tackled a four-part Big List series previewing potential Comeback, Bust, Breakout and Rookie Sleeper candidates, providing a Top 10, My […]

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Sharks Talk, Plus Blackhawks, Penguins on Sports Byline

Recently yours truly hopped on Sports Byline USA to talk about the San Jose Sharks and the rest of the NHL. Do you get the same vibe about the Sharks […]

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Demers Trade Signals Sharks Still In Win Now Mode

Win Now Move Just a few days ago, I wrote that we will find out by the trade deadline what San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson really thinks about his […]

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Marleau & Nieto Unfairly Criticized

Marleau Is Still the Man While it would be naïve to think any NHL team completely ignores analytics and sample size limitations, sometimes it seems like many in the business […]