First Star, Worst Star - November 14, 2014

jeanshorts
November 14 2014 07:30AM

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Welcome, welcome one and all, to the inaugural post in the NEW First Star, Worst Star feature! For those of you that are new around here, or have just forgotten a lot of things due to Oilers-related-alcohol-abuse (ORAB) this is a feature we did a lot of years back where we highlight the best and the worst thing in the NHL this week! You can check out the OG posts here! 

Without further ado, here we go!

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
November 13 2014 10:01AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Flames Fancy Stats Through 17 Games

Ryan Pike
November 12 2014 09:30AM

We're 17 games (or just over 20%) into the Calgary Flames schedule, so it's time for another check-in regarding how the club's players are doing in all areas fancy stats.

We have a mix of stuff we're tallying ourselves (scoring chances and zone entries), and stuff we're putting from data collected by the fine folks at War on Ice and Hockey Analysis.

Except for zone entries, all stats refer to even-strength numbers, and we're limiting things to players who have played 10+ games due to sample size concerns.

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An Early Look At Leafs Player Usage

Shawn Reis
November 11 2014 01:45PM

We're 15 games into the season and we're starting to get a clearer picture of what kind of team the Leafs are.  They sit in the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and have a record of 8-5-2.  They have a Corsi of 47.52%.  Guys like Phil Kessel and Leo Komarov have been awesome, while others like Stephane Robidas have not.  For this article, I wanted to take a closer look at one small part of this Leafs team: how Randy Carlyle and the coaching staff are utilizing the players.

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The Nation Minute

Nation World HQ
November 11 2014 10:30AM

The Nation Minute is a quick look at NHL stats and fun facts that we found interesting this week including the Leafs and Jets staying hot, Edmonton possession numbers, Flames blueliners, Nick Bonino and more.

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