NATION PLAYOFF POOL UPDATE #3 & NEW NATION GEAR

baggedmilk
May 09 2014 03:40PM

Update

The playoffs are well under way as is the Nation Drafts playoffs pool, and it seems as though there are new names on the leaderboard every week.  Either that's a sign that we're all geniuses or that the players we've chosen are choking at all world levels.  You'd have to think, at this point, anyone that picked Rick Nash is about ready to punch him in the mouth, right? In the very least, Nash has more opportunity to score than my champion pick Chris Kelly! Although, Rick Nash only has 4 assists which is not too far off from Chris Kelly's broken leg production. LONG LIVE CHRIS KELLY!

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DRAFTING FOR SUCCESS

Byron Bader
May 09 2014 08:30AM

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-via Dave Shaver

The NHL draft is one of the most important parts of any NHL team’s year. It is a team’s opportunity to pick up players that, down the road, may turn into franchise cornerstones or at least pieces that will them be successful. Unlike free agency or trades, the draft is an opportunity to add pivotal assets at basically no charge, with the added bonus of (likely) having the player through his prime playing years.

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Calder Cup 2014 Round 2 Possession Preview

Josh W
May 06 2014 09:10AM

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Anyone who has ever heard anything about hockey analytics has probably heard of Fenwick and Corsi, these two numbers represent puck possession, or how often a team has the puck in the offensive zone.  Having the puck more means you have more chances to score, less chances to be scored against and has a high correlation with winning in the long term.

Now that the first round of the Calder Cup is over and the series have been set up for the second round we can use puck possession to analyze the match ups and try and guess who has a better chance of winning.

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NEW METRIC: Adventure

Steve Dangle
May 05 2014 08:27AM

Winning is the only stat that matters.

Just kidding. Other statistics show things that lead to winning, making wins easier to predict and come by. Duh.

Here’s a stat: If you don’t continue reading this post then you won’t win any of the awesome prizes I’m going to tell you about.

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Nation Playoff Pool Update #2

baggedmilk
May 02 2014 02:02PM

update

So one week goes by and your ol' pal bm has dropped 100 spots in the playoff pool - magic genie I am not.  Last week, I was talking trash about the poor suckers below me in the standings, fast forward to today and I am in the tank. I'm dropping faster than lady garments in the red light district. DAMN YOU CHRIS KELLY! I'm not sure who I would have picked had I remembered you were injured, but I am blaming you for all my pool related misfortunes. For shame, Chris Kelly.

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