NHLN Power Rankings: Nov. 1, 2016

Scott Maxwell
November 01 2016 12:02PM


Starting this week, I will begin a weekly post on the previous week in the NHL. 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.

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Watch The Game Episode 6: The State of Analytics with Matt Pfeffer

Watch The Game Podcast
October 31 2016 12:27PM

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Cam and Sam welcomed former Montreal Canadiens and current Hockey Canada statistical analyst Matt Pfeffer to the show to discuss how professional teams are doing in embracing and utilizing new forms of data analysis in player personnel and coaching decisions. We talked about his time in Montreal, what role a team's analytics person can provide, what the day-to-day of his job looked like, and if it was anything like how Jonah Hill portrayed it in Moneyball.  

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Watch The Game Episode 4: Small Sample Sizes Galore!

Watch The Game Podcast
October 24 2016 03:13PM

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We're just over a week into the season, meaning we have a whole bunch of bizarre, unpredictable small sample size results to analyze! The Oilers, Canucks, and Habs are at the top of the league's standings, while the Flames, Leafs and other teams you'd expect to be good are in the basement. What conclusions can we draw from these situations? Cam Lewis and Sam Blazer take a look. 

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NHLN Roundtable: Opening Night Hot Takes Edition

Cam Lewis
October 12 2016 01:17PM

Hockey is upon us. Let the NHLNumbers staff get you ready for 2016-17 with some discussion, predictions, and hot takes about the upcoming season. 

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NHLNumbers Season Preview: Power Rankings No. 5-1

Cam Lewis
October 12 2016 11:36AM

These are the true contenders. When picking a 2017 Stanley Cup Champion, there's a very, very good chance it's going to be one of these five teams. These are the teams who were part of the elite pack last year, and are coming into this season just as good, if not better, than they were when they left last spring. They have elite talent, rock solid defence, depth, and strong goaltending. These are teams 5-1 on the NHLN preseason power rankings. 

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