2014 NHL DRAFT MOCKS & PROSPECTS PROFILES

Nation World HQ
June 26 2014 12:58PM

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Our writers around the Nation Network have done a fantastic job profiling all the top prospects for this weekend’s NHL draft.  Here is all you need to know about the players expected to be picked early in tomorrow’s first round.

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AROUND THE NATION

Nation World HQ
June 24 2014 09:57AM

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With the Stanley Cup Champion freshly crowned, we go around the network, analyzing this Friday's NHL Draft, players in free agency and the newest Hockey Hall of Fame inductee's.

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AN ARGUMENT FOR NHLE

Byron Bader
June 24 2014 08:00AM

NHLe is an equivalency formula used by some in the hockey analytics community.  It’s a method of standardizing scoring across various major and junior leagues.  Standardized scoring gives an idea of how players, generally younger prospects, perform at the NHL level. Some argue its merit as a valuable metric in assessing future performance.  The following provides a framework of how it can be used as a possible drafting qualifier.

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Journal of Hockey Analytics: Volume I Issue 7

Josh W
June 23 2014 12:36PM

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Credit to Reddit's /r/hockey

With hockey being officially over and the World Cup in full effect it seems there has been much less interest this week in hockey analytics research. The past 7 days have many provided us with fewer articles than we've had in the past, but there's still some interesting little nuggets to pass along.

Read on past the jump for a look at the most worthwhile things I could scrounge up, you fellow nerds. If you'd like to make sure that something you've either written or stumbled upon gets included in future editions, feel free to send them my way.

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The Log.. On Podcast(?): "So you're saying Tyler Bozak wouldn't make it in the West?"

Dimitri Filipovic
June 20 2014 01:12PM

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It's tough being a San Jose Sharks supporter these days.

After a technical mishap last week resulted in a lost episode, we're logging back on. With Cam Charron too busy enjoying the fruitful life of someone that isn't bogged down by their Twitter account, Former-Friend-of-the-Podcast-turned-Host-of-the-Podcast Derek Tanabe and I took some time to discuss the following:

  • What does Brad Richards have left to give?
  • How different will the New York Rangers look in the coming years?
  • What are the ideal landing spots for Jason Spezza and Ryan Kesler?
  • What on earth is going on with the San Jose Sharks these days?
  • What direction is analytical analysis headed in?
  • Will teams ever properly evaluate smaller, more skilled players?
  • And finally, can the Islanders make the playoffs next year?

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