The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 02 2015 06:30AM

Team Canada keeps on rolling, Canucks looking to deal, Fire Carlyle, Draisaitl back to junior, Evander Kane out long term and more in this week's Roundup.

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The Fantasy Minute: Waiver Wire

Nation World HQ
January 01 2015 06:45AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Canada’s World Juniors Top 6 Usage

Josh W
December 30 2014 12:00PM

We previously looked the defencemen and goaltenders for team Canada at the IIHF World Under-20 Championships. Next we can look at CHL analytics to see how well they have been performing against peers in the major juniors and see if Hockey Canada has truly picked the best players to play in the top 6 forward rotation.

Read past the jump to learn who they are.

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Team Canada's Defencemen

Josh W
December 29 2014 12:00PM

As our analytics knowledge continues to expand we can use what we know at the NHL level and start to apply it at the junior level. 

The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) comprises of the Western Hockey League (WHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The data they provide in box scores is minimal compared to the NHL play by play sheets but we can still derive plenty of useful advanced CHL Statistics.

Continue past the jump as we analyze Hockey Canada’s selection of defencemen.

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First Star, Worst Star: December 28, 2014

December 28 2014 10:43AM


I hope everyone had a great Christmas, ate your weight in delicious food and spent way too much time arguing with your relatives about your opposing political viewpoints. You know, the TRUE meaning of the holidays! 

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