July 03 2012 12:18PM
Last week, I delved into the always-controversial realm of shot quality, looking at how tight the link between scoring chances and shot differential is. In the comments there and in some subsequent conversations, I was reminded that the current understanding of shot quality is often oversimplified and misrepresented.
July 02 2012 09:39AM
'Twas the night before a frenzy and all through the league, every pundit was prepping for long weekend fatigue...
The big day turned out to be rather uneventful, with only a few notable names finding homes. That said, it was a good weekend for the Edmonton Oilers - they won the Schultz sweepstakes and retained the still very effective Ryan Smyth on an extremely reasonable deal. Those additions and others across the Nation were set-up and discussed yesterday by LT and a wide range of guests, including Terry Jones, Tom Lynn and Bruce McCurdy.
This is Nation Radio.
July 01 2012 07:22PM
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Ottawa had a reasonably busy start to free agency, making one trade and signing a pair of low-money contracts. At least one of those contracts has a good chance of offering exceptional value to the team in the 2012-13 season: the one-year, $1.25 million deal the team agreed to with Guillaume Latendresse.
July 01 2012 03:40PM
The New York Islanders picked up what might prove to be one of the best assets, per dollar, on the free agent market when they signed Brad Boyes to a one-year deal worth $1.0 million.
July 01 2012 01:47PM
The Dallas Stars made the biggest splash on Sunday morning, signing winger Ray Whitney to a two-year contract worth $4.5 million per season. In an interview with TSN, the 40-year old Whitney confirmed that the Stars’ willingness to do a two-year deal was the deciding factor in his decision to move to Texas.