November 23 2014 08:03AM
Time once again for everyone's favorite new weekly feature: FIRST STAR WORST STAR!!
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November 21 2014 07:00AM
Oilers losing culture, Leaf problems, Flames and Canucks continue to surprise, Mike Richards, regression and more in this weeks Roundup.
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November 20 2014 08:37AM
Dailyfaceoff presents the Fantasy Minute. A quick run through the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy low-sell high candidates for the week. (Based on 12 team leagues)
November 19 2014 01:21PM
The Calgary Flames have been ravaged by injuries this season. Both fortunately and unfortunately, depending on your perspective, the injuries have largely been concentrated to the forward ranks and to the centre position in particular.
As a result, the Flames have used seven different regular centres, as well as an eighth (Paul Byron) who's dabbled everywhere and isn't included because he was only really a center for a couple games. Given the importance of centres to the defensive game, arguably the centre's WOWY differentials (their teammates CorsiFor% with and without that player) are more important to the team's success in a two-way game than any other forward.
Here's a brief look at Calgary's seven pivots. (The cut-off for comparisons is 50 even-strength minutes together and given Max Reinhart hasn't played 50 minutes period, he's also not included. Sorry, Max.)
November 18 2014 11:59AM
The comments section on this website was a little testy yesterday, and analytics in hockey were a target for many. It’s understandable; there has been a lot of talk about the Oilers’ improved underlying numbers while at the same time the team isn’t winning hockey games. So what’s going on with that anyway?