Why an Ilya Bryzgalov/Rick DiPietro trade would be the best thing ever

Jonathan Willis
January 10 2013 12:59PM

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If the Philadelphia Flyers really are – as Wednesday’s edition of the Roberto Luongo rumour mill suggests – interested in buying out Ilya Bryzgalov, they should stop and not do that. I’m not saying they need to keep Ilya Bryzgalov – just that if it is within their power they should trade him to the New York Islanders and buyout Rick DiPietro instead.

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Number Chains - January 8th Links

Josh L.
January 08 2013 04:50PM

 

 

This new, regular feature on NHLNumbers will share interesting stats-related posts from around the web almost every day.

Welcome. In this space you will be able to find the best analytical hockey writing from around the internet on a close-to-daily basis. Subject matter will include statistical evaluation, financial analysis, contractual issues, and (sometimes) closely-related tangential works. If you have something you would like to submit for a future edition (your writing or that of someone else) feel free to send it to me via Twitter @JoshL1220 or leave a comment.

David Rogers of Awful Announcing starts us off today with a story about the laughable coverage the NHL Network has provided of the lockout.

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Remaining RFAs of Interest

Kent Wilson
January 08 2013 01:39PM

The lock-out interrupted a lot of things this year, not the least of which was free agency. Most of the big (and middle sized) fish were signed to some famously controversial deals last summer, but more than a few significant loose ends were left when the prior CBA expired in September.

The most significant of which is a collection of young, burgeoning restricted free agents, several of whom figure to be major cogs for their current clubs for years down the road. As of right now, however, a bunch of these guys remain without a deal and are therefore open to an offer sheet or two (new CBA permitting, of course).

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Alexei Kovalev returns to the NHL, maybe

Jonathan Willis
January 08 2013 10:21AM

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On Tuesday morning, the Miami Herald’s George Richards reported that Alexei Kovalev, the veteran of more than 1,300 NHL games and a guy with more than 1,000 points, will be in training camp with the Florida Panthers.

What should be expected of him?

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Number Chains - January 7th Links

Josh L.
January 07 2013 04:44PM

 

 

This new, regular feature on NHLNumbers will share interesting stats-related posts from around the web almost every day.

Welcome to your first post lockout links. In this space you will be able to find the best analytical hockey writing from around the internet on a close-to-daily basis. Subject matter will include statistical evaluation, financial analysis, contractual issues, and (sometimes) closely-related tangential works. If you have something you would like to submit for a future edition (your writing or that of someone else) feel free to send it to me via Twitter @JoshL1220 or leave a comment.

The NHL season reportedly is to get underway January 19th. Until then we have all sorts of hot stove action to discuss. Among the topics being thrown around today is the 2013 NHL Draft. At Hockey Prospectus, Corey Pronman released his midseason Top 50 rankings. His top three are as follows:

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