The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 23 2015 07:30AM

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The loser point, Leafs piling up losses, David Clarkson, Flames buying or selling, Jeff Petry, an Oilers cartoon, skill players fighting and more in this week's Roundup.

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A quick look at what effect the loser point has had on the NHL standings

Cam Lewis
January 21 2015 08:45AM

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A win is a win and a loss is a loss. Why the NHL feels the need to reward teams with an extra point for losing a little bit later on in a game is completely beyond me. It made some sense back before the 2004-05 lockout put an end to tie games, but now, with every game resulting in a win, it’s unnecessary. Through the last five seasons, the loser point has had a relatively negligible effect on the standings, but the culture of rewarding teams with one point for losing a game after regulation waters down the incentive to win. 

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First Star, Worst Star: January 18, 2015

jeanshorts
January 18 2015 01:30PM

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We don't need a silly All-Star game to know who are the REAL stars of the hockey world. All we need is the power of prayer and First Star, Worst Star! 

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World Juniors: What Happened?

Josh W
January 17 2015 09:00AM

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Courtesy: http://www.worldjunior2015.com/

One game elimination tournaments in hockey can produce some interesting results. We can estimate possession statistics in the round robin portion, to determine who are the better teams, but that matters little when a goalie posting a shutout can cause a top ranked team to be eliminated by the bottom ranked team.  

This scenario is not unheard of at the IIHF World Under-20 Championships (World Juniors) which has allowed Sean McIndoe, of Down Goes Brown, to compare this tournament to the NCAA Basketball March Madness.

So what happened? Let's take a look.

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
January 17 2015 06:00AM


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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