Watch The Game Podcast
March 22 2017 10:42AM
Sam has Prashanth Iyer of Winging It In Motown on to discuss the Red Wings season thus far. They talk about the coaching, the GM, the play on the defensive end and most importantly, how to rebuild this team.
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March 22 2017 07:00AM
Over the past decade, the New York Rangers have become known or their goaltending. Stolen games, highlight reel saves, and a generally elevated PDO figures have become the hallmarks of the team’s backend. I’m referring, of course, to their exceptional backup goalies.
While Henrik Lundqvist has generally held down the fort as more or less the best goalie of the past ten years, the Rangers have quietly developed some solid backups. Goalie coach Benoit Allaire is to thank for this, masterfully turning diamonds in the rough into, well, diamonds. Although Martin Biron tapered off towards the end of his Rangers career, he was generally solid. Cam Talbot had that wonderful stretch of games while Lundqvist was out with a throat injury, and these past two seasons, Antti Raanta has stepped up to the plate in a major way for the team.
March 21 2017 05:03PM
It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.
Note: All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).
March 21 2017 04:07PM
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If you had dreams of NHL players going to the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Gary Bettman likely just tinkled in your Corn Flakes.
March 21 2017 07:00AM
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Michael Del Zotto? In New York, he was known as DelZaster. After last season, his second year in Philadelphia, it seemed he had resurrected his career and was going to be a key piece of the Flyers blue line moving forward.
But thanks to a poor season that began with a long term injured reserve stint, the DelZaster label is back. And the timing couldn’t be less fortunate, as Del Zotto is set to his the open market this summer.