P.K. Subban's defensive game, and Team Canada

Cam Charron
November 14 2013 11:20AM

TSN flashed its projection for the Canadian Olympic roster last night, and while there are players to complain about, as always, when you're stacking 30 capable players onto a 23-man roster, there's going to be disagreement. You can quibble with Patrice Bergeron being off the team in favour of Jeff Carter, quibble with Martin St. Louis not making the cut, or quibble with the logic that Chris Kunitz is the only left winger in the world that plays well next to Sidney Crosby.

But the defence is where I have the biggest issue. Currently, TSN has P.K. Subban, the reigning Norris Trophy winner, on the team's "fifth pairing", effectively as a bubble player. Why?

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Can Size Get You an NHLer?

Justin Azevedo
November 05 2013 07:55AM

Via Sean Mort

You always hear about how size is an asset in the game. But do players with size actually have demonstrably better careers than their counterparts?

With the help of reader Byron Bader (who compiled the raw numbers and provided some analysis), we're going to take a look and see if that's the case or not.

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Just How Bad are the Buffalo Sabres?

Travis Yost
November 04 2013 02:12PM

 

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The 2007-2008 Atlanta Thrashers are generally regarded as the worst team to play in the Behind the Net era. Their possession numbers / scoring-chance differentials were ghastly, and even the most inferior teams since then have failed to match Atlanta's abortive brand of hockey.

But this year, a significantly more formidable challenger to the throne of possession-dominated has emerged ...

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A Graphic Guide To Advanced Hockey Stats

Graphic Comments
October 10 2013 01:20PM

I WATCH THE GAMES!!!!1

If you're a regular reader here at Canucks Army, you are likely familiar with most of the new stats that we use to analyze players and games. Sure, everyone likes a good story, but good stories don't win you the Cup. Not cinderella stories, not chronicles of heroism, and certainly not a tale of destiny. Sigh.

No, what wins you the Cup is good old fashioned luck.

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Draft Street and the Nations

Kent Wilson
October 09 2013 09:22AM

 

 

Due to popular demand Draft Street is back on the Nations. We ran some Free Rolls for DS last year and got some really good feedback, so we approached them about getting this going again for us again this year. They finally acquiesced when I threatened to send Wanye to their house with a bullhorn and a clown costume.

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