2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

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September 22 2014 04:00AM

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The Tampa Bay Lightning were back in the playoffs in 2013-14 after missing the postseason in the two previous years. To date, they have 16/1 odds to win the Stanley Cup (per MyTopSportsbooks.com), the 10th best odds in the NHL.

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Quantifying Compete Level: The Fanciest of Stats

Jon Steitzer
September 19 2014 11:36AM



There has been a lot of talk lately about how the Leafs have used stats in the past few years, and that they’ve got internal ways of measuring players success. I found this interesting, because any stat they are using would seemingly defy any logical means to assess a player’s success. The other thing that can’t be ignored is the fact that the Leafs management carryovers (Nonis and Carlyle) seemingly have a love affair with the term compete level. Compete level until now has had no definition, but I felt it is time to give it one, and the proper statistic support to back it up.

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THE ROUNDUP

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September 19 2014 05:30AM

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Training camps open, Taylor Hall just getting started, David Clarkson and his contract, TJ Brodie with a Norris in his future, Markus Naslund to the hall of fame and more in this week's Roundup.

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2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: MINNESOTA WILD

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September 18 2014 06:03PM

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In their third season under head coach Mike Yeo, the Minnesota Wild played to 43 wins (most since 20087-08) and got passed the Western Conference Quarterfinals for the first time since 2002-03.

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2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES KINGS

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September 17 2014 07:35PM

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If it’s not broke, don’t fix it right? If you look below, the Los Angeles Kings did not make many moves this offseason, but after winning the 2013-14 Stanley Cup and only losing Willie Mitchell, why change what worked last season?

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