The Roundup

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January 09 2015 07:00AM

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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.

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The Flames are actually a really good buyer candidate come trade deadline time

Cam Lewis
January 08 2015 02:19PM

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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. 

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Top Goalies of the 2015 World Juniors

Josh W
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.

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First Star, Worst Star: January 4th, 2015

jeanshorts
January 04 2015 07:30AM

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Well gang, we did it, we made it to the year 2015. THE FUTURE IS NOW! And what also is now is this weeks First Star, Worst Star. 

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2015 World Juniors Round-Robin Hotwash

Josh W
January 03 2015 11:24AM


A “hotwash” is commonly used in the military and emergency response communities. It is a term used for after a mission or activity to discuss happened, what went as planned and what should be done differently next time. It's more or less synonym for a postmortem or an after-action report.

With the World Juniors Round Robin having been completed on the last day of 2014, with the calendar turning over we use those results to seed the World Juniors Tournament that starts the road down towards the Gold Medal match.

We can use analytics to look at how these teams have performed and try and make predictions towards the gold medal match.

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