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Corsi Close: Does Puck Possession Equal Points?

Advanced statistics have been lauded for their potential for having predictive value. Much as baseball’s shift towards a reliance on on-base percentage – as teams that are full of players […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Advanced Stats
Oct 19, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) reaches for the puck against Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) during the second period at Honda Center. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Pep Talk: Perseverance is Key to Blues’ Depth

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: […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, St Louis Blues
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J.T. Miller and His Future With the Rangers

With all the open spots left by the offseason departures of Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, and Brian Boyle, all eyes focused on J.T. Miller to see if he could finally […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · New York Rangers
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Colorado Avalanche, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Starting the new season off with a record of 2 – 4 – 4, the Colorado Avalanche have had a mixed bag of displays. Putting in great performances in some […]

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Top 5 Under 25 on the Tampa Bay Lightning

I would first of all like to say that the Lightning are building something great down in Tampa. They’re building the type of team that is getting ready for a […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning
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Panthers Defense Paying Dividends Early On

In the NHL, a 2-2-3 start to a team’s season may not be the most desired beginning on the quest for the Stanley Cup. For the Florida Panthers however, the […]

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Is Evander the Answer? Kane Close to Return with Jets

The season got off to a horrendous start. Perhaps one of the worst case scenarios for the Winnipeg Jets became a reality in the first game of the season when […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Winnipeg Jets
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Maatta’s Tumor; The Penguins Blue Line

First things first: Hockey is a game. As it pertains to Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta, there are more important things in life right now. It was announced by GM Jim Rutherford […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Fantasy World: Finding That Temporary Fix, Right Mix

Scott Darling, come on down. You’re the next contestant on “anything is better than nothing” when it comes to my fantasy hockey team’s goaltending. Admittedly, I had never heard of […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Fantasy
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Flyers Backcheck: Old Friends Visit for Christmas in October

This winning thing is fun. Especially when it means knocking off the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Tuesday night’s overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings lifted the Flyers above the […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Players Not Responding to Tippett’s Drive and Coaching

If the Arizona Coyotes’ woes continue, one thing may not happen. Among conditions which may suffer is low attendance for home games at Gila River Arena, drop in local television […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 3 comments · Arizona Coyotes
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Dear Abby: Jimmy Answers Your Leafs Tweets

The world is filled with people and those people have opinions. Some of those opinions are about the Leafs. I thought it would be fun to take a sampler and […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs