January 31 2013 09:49AM
Boy, does it feel good to finally have hockey to talk about. We broached the topic of when the sample size becomes large enough to take seriously, and when we expect the wheels to come off for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens. Plus, we marvel at the individual cases of Patrick Marleau, Marc-Andre Bergeron, and Daniel Winnik.
We would love to hear from you, the listener, for suggestions on future topics of discussion. Rather than us just being in our own little world, we'd like to make this as interactive a show as possible. Feel free to tweet at either Dimitri or Cam .
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January 28 2013 09:41AM
There's no place to get all 30 NHL team PDO numbers, so I thought I may as well place them here every Monday morning. I explain PDO as a team-level stat at this post over at the Backhand Shelf, although there's obviously much more detailed studies of PDO throughout the hockey statistical blogosphere.
I took the numbers from Behind The Net.ca's team pages and sorted it into a spreadsheet, for everybody's benefit...
January 27 2013 02:16PM
Our third installment of transactions-weekly-round-up-mania moves forward this sunny Sunday afternoon. The pace has slowed down considerably from last week, but the size of (some of) the moves is still considerable. The week in transactions and analysis for all the moves is yours once you follow the jump.
January 27 2013 08:25AM
The first week of the NHL season is now behind us; the Best of the Nation this week includes more Luongo trade talk, Nail Yakupov's goal celebration, actual trades, and much more.
January 23 2013 10:03AM
Every so often someone approaches the Nations with offers or partnerships because they think we're great and all. A lot of the time this stuff is pretty lame so we don't bother you, our valued readers, with it.
Sometimes something good comes along though. The folks at Draftstreet sent us an email or 10 recently pitching us on an interesting salary cap draft contest that's free to enter. Oh and you can win cash prizes. Free cash is always good, so we want to pass the details along to you.
Anyways, here's the gist: