Is Justin Schultz Worth the Hype?

Thomas Drance
June 28 2012 10:27AM

 

(This is a trunctated version of a longer Canucks Army post by Thomas Drance)

There are conflicting reports, but it appears as if Justin Schultz, with his representatives from Newport Sports in tow, will begins to hear pitches from individual teams hoping desperately to land the highly touted 21 year old defenseman on Thursday. That's per Bob Mckenzie:

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NHLnumbers Podcast Post-Draft Edition

Jared Lunsford
June 28 2012 08:07AM

 

 

Brent, Chase, Corey, Jared and Matt break down last-week's trades, discuss the oddities of this year's draft and predict where the big-name free agents are likely to land.

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Rick Nash Facts

Corey S.
June 27 2012 07:50AM

 

Photo taken from Wikimedia Commons

Aside from Zach Parise and maybe Ryan Suter, no player has been talked about more this off-season than Columbus Blue Jackets star winger Rick Nash. With the Blue Jackets running a sinking ship for almost a year now, it's been no secret that Nash has wanted out of Columbus and GM Scott Howson is looking to deal him. Howson reportedly tried to trade him at the deadline but couldn't get a deal done because none of the offers were up to his standard. 

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Shot quality revisited: A look at the correlation between scoring chances and shot totals

Eric T.
June 26 2012 10:08AM

 

 

- graphic courtesy of The Russian Machine Never Breaks

 

For two years, my standard explanation for why we pay a lot of attention to shot differential (Corsi or Fenwick) is that it correlates strongly with scoring chances, zone time, and puck possession, and is the best predictor we have of future goal scoring. Each of those claims is based on seminal work by Vic Ferrari and JLikens.

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Winnipeg Jets re-sign Ondrej Pavelec, pay top dollar

Jonathan Willis
June 25 2012 03:58PM

Photograph of Ondrej Pavelec by Michael Miller, via Wikimedia Commons

The Winnipeg Jets managed to get their starting goaltender under contract earlier today, inking Ondrej Pavelec to a five-year deal with an average cap hit of $3.9 million.

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