Draft Theory: Height matters, but maybe due to bias

Garret Hohl
February 10 2015 01:00PM

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Some of the gents over at Canucks Army have been doing an excellent job investigating trends in drafting and success. This analysis includes excellent articles on size having an impact on draft success looking at forwards (by Money Puck) and defensemen (by Josh Weissbock).

I've gotten my hands on some data, so I thought I throw my own analysis into the pile.

Let's take a glance at what some numbers say.

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An early look at the Vezina Trophy race

Cam Lewis
February 10 2015 08:00AM

We’re into the final stretch of the season, and as playoff races heat up, so do the races for individual awards. In terms of the Vezina Trophy for the league’s top goaltender, there has been a handful of really strong goaltending performances this season, but the race appears to be between three guys who have unmatched value to their respective teams. 

Let’s take a look.

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Nation Network NHL Power Rankings: Blackhawks reclaim top spot

Thomas Drance
February 09 2015 11:33AM

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They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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HOW GOOD IS DYLAN STROME?

Lowetide
February 08 2015 01:15PM

Dylan Strome is an exciting 2015 draft prospect. 6.03, 187 with exceptional hands and some astounding boxcars, he is expected to be taken near the top of the draft. What does he bring? What are his down arrows? Let's have a look.

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First Star, Worst Star: February 8, 2015

jeanshorts
February 08 2015 11:07AM

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We're close to 3/4 of the way through the season, the playoff race is heating up, games are becoming more meaningful by the day, and Oiler and Leaf fans are making plans for their annual No-Playoffs Spring. And since it's the first Sunday without any football to distract us why don't you go ahead and use this weeks First Star, Worst Star to ignore your family! 

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