2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Nation World HQ
September 12 2014 10:20AM

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In the 14 years of the Columbus Blue Jackets existence, they never had a season as successful as 2013-14. They set new franchise records in wins (43), points (93), goals for (231) and goals against (216). After missing the playoffs in the previous four seasons, the Blue Jackets made the postseason for the second time and won their first ever playoff game in game two versus the Penguins.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
September 12 2014 08:05AM

Rookie camps, team previews, zone entries, hockey markets contributing to losses, and more in this week's Round Up

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The Log Off Podcast, Ep.9: "You're not allowed to talk about the Islanders anymore!"

Dimitri Filipovic
September 11 2014 10:03AM

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"These guys can't get enough of us." "I love you Joh--.. I mean, yeah, what's with that?"

With this quite possibly being our final show before we're blessed with training camps and preseason hockey to overanalyze, we spent our last thread of downtime parsing through the Over/Under lines for team point totals as set by Bovada. There certainly appear to be a handful of teams that are either sorely undervalued or overvalued by the oddsmakers. Pounce on that while you still can.

Before closing, we spent some time answering an instructive question from a listener of the show about how you can apply analytics to help sniff out trends that'll help you draft the best possible fantasy hockey team in the coming weeks.

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2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: COLORADO AVALANCHE

Nation World HQ
September 10 2014 05:24PM

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The Colorado Avalanche had a season to remember in 2013-14. After finishing with the league’s second worst record in the lockout shortened season, they played to a 52 win season which won the Central Division and placed them third overall in the NHL. Moving up 26 spots is impressive, but expectations heading into 2014-15 are at an all-time high.

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Parsing through team over/under totals for the coming season

Dimitri Filipovic
September 10 2014 09:16AM

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Well, if Grapes is looking for something to invest that crisp $100 bill in..

The 2014-15 NHL season is rapidly approaching. Respective prospect tournaments and training camps are starting any day now, and the preseason schedule itself gets going less than two weeks from now. Those are sure-fire signs that hockey is on the horizon. 

Another harbinger that makes that realization feel more tangible? Bovada has released their over/under lines for team point totals this coming season. 

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