Archive for June, 2012

One-Goal Games: Puck Luck, Variance & Regression?

One-Goal Games: Puck Luck, Variance & Regression?

Hockey fans, tell me if this sounds familiar: Your team fought until their knuckles bled. They scraped, clawed, and mauled over their opponents in the dying minutes. Deep in your heart you thought they could come back, that they were still in the game, but when the final horn went […]

by · June 30, 2012 · 1 comment ·
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Searching For Hockey’s Tuffy Rhodes

Tuffy Rhodes hit 13 home runs in 225 games in six years in Major League Baseball. The most he hit in a single season was eight in 1994, for the Cubs. But even that season was a disappointment, as he hit three of those home runs on Opening Day against Mets […]

by · June 27, 2012 · 0 comments ·
NHL Free Agency: Goaltending Drama to be the Star Attraction?

NHL Free Agency: Goaltending Drama to be the Star Attraction?

Once the final horn sounds of the final game of the Stanley Cup Finals, the off-ice festivities that mark the NHL offseason begin in earnest. They start with trade rumors percolating through various places like TSN and Yahoo Sports, advance on to the hubbub surrounding the NHL Entry Draft and […]

by · June 26, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Zack Kassian and Overcoming Adversity

Zack Kassian and Overcoming Adversity

  Zack Kassian could be described as one of many things, depending on who you ask. A thug. A talented young forward. A malicious hitter. Misunderstood. Overhyped. Underrated.

by · June 24, 2012 · 1 comment ·
Draft Day for a Draftee

Draft Day for a Draftee

Do you remember your prom night? Wait—I should rephrase: do you remember your prom day? Do you remember the excitement that lasted all day? Do you remember taking a shower in the afternoon while your suit (or tux) patiently waited on a hanger? Maybe Mom helped iron your shirt? Maybe […]

by · June 22, 2012 · 1 comment ·
The Times That Try Men’s Souls:  The Rick Nash Enigma

The Times That Try Men’s Souls: The Rick Nash Enigma

The victory parade is over, the  NHL Awards have been distributed, and even the most loquacious pundits are starting to run out of words with which to re-hash the 2011-2012 NHL Season.   So, now the work begins again in earnest.  For the Los Angeles Kings, while brief diversions will be […]

by · June 21, 2012 · 1 comment ·
Taking a Goalie in the First Round: Is the Risk Worth the Potential Reward?

Taking a Goalie in the First Round: Is the Risk Worth the Potential Reward?

On Friday, there will be buzz. Who will go number one? Will the Edmonton Oilers trade their number one pick and draft a defenseman? How many blue-chip d-men will go in the top 10? When will the first Canadian forward be drafted? Who will teams reach for? Who will fall? […]

by · June 21, 2012 · 0 comments ·
Who is Responsible for Building the Vancouver Canucks?

Who is Responsible for Building the Vancouver Canucks?

The Canucks have become a force in the Western Conference, but who is responsible for the roster that was iced in this year’s playoffs?

by · June 21, 2012 · 2 comments ·