5 things: What is Columbus doing?

Ryan Lambert
September 09 2015 02:38PM

This is something I wrote about briefly for Puck Daddy this week, but man, it's hard to figure out the deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. And it's fascinating.

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The difference between plus/minus and even strength goal differentials

Garret Hohl
September 07 2015 07:00AM

Earlier I had some discussions online, ending with myself being surprised with how many did not know the difference between the traditional goal plus/minus and even strength goal differentials.

Let's take a look at the Jets as an example.

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Eyes On the Dollar Preseason Edition: Chicago Blackhawks

Cam Lewis
September 06 2015 09:00AM

This is a 30 part series analyzing the short and long term cap situations of each team in the NHL as we head into the 2015-16 season. The stats and information that I use in these articles is courtesy of Hockey ReferenceWar on Ice, and of course, NHLNumbers. 

The Chicago Blackhawks, as everybody knows at this point, are deep in cap hell. This summer, they were forced to deal Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp and they allowed Brad Richards, Johnny Oduya, and Antoine Vermette to walk as free agents because of their cap crunch. They're currently pressed right up against the cap with less than a million dollars to spend on a contract for Marcus Kruger and a seventh defenceman. Looking further down the road, the Hawks are also going to be in tough to find a way to fit Brent Seabrook into their long term plans as he's set to become a free agent on July 1, 2016. That being said, the Hawks are still a fair bet to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions this season even though the future of many players in the organization is up in the air. 

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Professor Fancystats Presents: PDO

September 04 2015 01:30PM

Back by POPULAR demand, our old friend Professor Fancystats is here with another lesson in advanced statistics. Today we'll be covering PDO. Is it magic? Voodoo? Simple math? Tune in and find out! 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 04 2015 06:45AM


Can the Leafs land Stamkos, trade Byfuglien or move him to forward, Giordano better with age, Brad Marchands elbow, Oilers making playoffs, projecting lineups, prospect rankings, a great scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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