September 09 2016 11:14AM
Today the Nation Network is proud to present the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff. This season the DailyFaceoff Draft Kit includes: fantasy projections for over 300 skaters; in-depth analysis of the best freshmen, rookies, goalies and sleepers; player rankings of the top-275 fantasy targets and everything else you need to win your Fantasy Hockey pool this season.
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September 09 2016 11:00AM
In the 2015-16 season, the Flames scored 231 goals. They were 11th in the league in terms of offence. Scoring goals was not the problem for them - preventing goals was, seeing as how their 260 allowed was the most in the NHL.
The Flames have taken steps to prevent more goals this season; specifically, they completely overhauled their entire crease. On paper, they look good. We'll see how that comes to when put into practice.
But will their offence hold up? Let's take a look at that.
September 09 2016 10:04AM
Over the past several months, Ryan Stimson's (@RK_Stimp) passing project has been bringing new information to the public about what types of passing sequences lead to the most dangerous types of shots. Ryan, Sean Tierney, Gus Katsaros and others have written excellent pieces on how this data can be used to analyze team performance. I've written a couple of pieces attempting to evaluate individual player performance based on the data tracked in the project. All of this work is based around the concept of primary shot contributions (PSC), which include all shots and primary shot assists. As I've been working with the data, one idea has always followed me. I want to know which two players combine to create the most dangerous shots for their teams. Using the weighted PSC metric that I introduced earlier this week, I can finally take a first look at exploring this idea.
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September 09 2016 05:00AM
Win tickets to the premier of Ice Guardians in Toronto, Nylander vs Marner, Canucks hire former player, Jets can't wait for Patrik Laine, X-factors for Flames this season, Oiler line combos, Team North America preview, World Cup news, the expansion draft, a classic scrap from the NHL's latest hire, Dailyfaceoff's fantasy draft kit and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
September 08 2016 01:34PM
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No GM had a better off-season this year than Tampa Bay's Steve Yzerman. You can tell this because of all the people who are saying it. Had Yzerman not had the best off-season, very few people would say it. But of course, people are saying it, because it's Steve Yzerman. Yzerman has transcended being underrated. He is now underrated (and classy) to an extent in which he's simply too underrated (and classy) for us to describe with mere human words. We all recognize the brilliance, the humility, the leadership, the greatness, and the goodness of Steve Yzerman, but we can never really give him the credit he deserves.