January 10 2015 12:15AM
It really wasn’t that long ago that Sergei Bobrovsky was dumped by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a collection of draft picks. Geez, they grow up so fast, don’t they? As we all know, the Flyers ended up buying out Ilya Bryzgalov while Bobrovsky went on to win the Vezina trophy. Columbus sent a message loud and clear that they won’t make the same mistake that the Flyers made, as they opened up their wallets for the new face of their franchise.
January 09 2015 10:47AM
It doesn’t take much analysis to realize that things are pretty rotten in Toronto. After firing Randy Carlyle, the Leafs came out and laid an egg at home, getting shelled 6-2 by the Washington Capitals. The Leafs, who are 2-8-0 in their last 10 games, are quickly slipping out of playoff contention in the Eastern Conference, and with their current salary cap situation, it’s going to be really difficult for them to do anything about it.
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January 09 2015 07:00AM
World Junior gold, Phil Kessel exchange with reporter, Leafs fire Carlyle, 5 coaching candidates, Todd Nelson needs to go, Flames at the halfway mark, catching up with former Canucks and more in this week's Roundup.
January 08 2015 02:19PM
When it comes to the Trade Deadline, there’s buyers, there’s sellers, and then there’s the Calgary Flames who are floating around somewhere in Purgatory. While they may not have planned to be buyers at the deadline, of all teams in the league, they might actually be in the best position to do so.
January 08 2015 09:00AM
With the World Juniors over we can go back and look at how teams and performed over the tournament. Much like scouts ranking Crouse at #3 in prospect rankings, we can use this small sample size to making sweeping generalizations about these players.
One of the fun areas to analyze is goalies given how difficult they are to predict, how easily they are affected by variances and how much they can effect the results of games. So let’s use what we know about goaltender analytics to see which were the best goaltenders of the tournament.