Eyes on the Dollar Preseason Edition: Dallas Stars

Cam Lewis
September 18 2015 08:00AM

This is a 30 part series analyzing the short and long term cap situations of each team in the NHL as we head into the 2015-16 season. The stats and information that I use in these articles is courtesy of Hockey Reference, War on Ice, and NHLNumbers. 

The Dallas Stars were one of the biggest disappointments of the 2014-15 NHL season. After what appeared to be a breakout campaign in 2013-14, the Stars loaded up in the offseason, adding Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to an already strong forward group. Their forwards didn't disappoint, as the Stars managed to score more goals than anybody else in the league other than the Tampa Bay Lightning, but unfortunately, horrible goaltending resulted in a sixth placed finish in the Central Division. This summer, the Stars added a whole bunch of former Blackhawks in Johnny Oduya, Patrick Sharp, and Antti Niemi in an attempt to make everybody forget about last season. Is that going to be enough for them to make the playoffs, or are the Stars setting themselves up for another colossal failure? 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 18 2015 06:45AM

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Jake Virtanen stands out in Van, Harvey the Hound one of Flames All-time greats, Nylander will make it hard on Leafs, Ehlers ready to make the jump, protecting Connor McDavid, the NHL's growing image problem and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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5 things: What is Jonathan Huberdeau worth?

Ryan Lambert
September 17 2015 08:00AM

There's under a month left until the NHL season starts and a handful of good, young RFAs are still without contracts — including Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers. What's going on here, and what's he going to sign for? 

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Eyes on the Dollar Preseason Edition: Columbus Blue Jackets

Cam Lewis
September 14 2015 09:00AM

This is a 30 part series analyzing the short and long term cap situations of each team in the NHL as we head into the 2015-16 season. The stats and information that I use in these articles is courtesy of Hockey Reference, War on Ice, and NHLNumbers.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one of those teams who appear to be on the brink of breaking out and becoming a legitimate playoff contender for the first time in their franchise's history. Unfortunately, thanks to a handful of pretty bad contracts, they're also on the cusp of being one of those teams stuck in cap hell. What can we expect from the Jackets this year? And what are they going to do about Ryan Murray, Boone Jenner, and Ryan Johansen, who all need new contracts in the next coupe of years? 

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Professor Fancystats Presents: WOWY

jeanshorts
September 11 2015 12:30PM


The rookie tournaments are here! HOCKEY IS BACK! And what better way to get you prepared for the upcoming season than another lesson from our old friend Professor Fancystats! Today we're going to learn about WOWY, and how it helps with player evaluation and determining line combinations! With this basic knowledge of statistics you'll now be able to argue with everyone at the bar whenever someone brings the topic up! Go forth Nation, and spread your knowledge and act like the smartest man in the room! 

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