THE FANTASY MINUTE

Nation World HQ
February 13 2015 04:30AM


NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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A Summary of #OTTanalytics

Josh W
February 12 2015 01:00PM

This past weekend, Carleton University played host to the biggest Hockey Analytics Conference organized to date.  Michael Schuckers of St. Lawrenence University and Shirley Mills of Carleton University hosted the event, and it was a great success drawing talents from across the continent and across the eras of hockey analytics.

Read on past the jump for a summary of all of the presentations.

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Stars acquire goaltender Jhonas Enroth from the Buffalo Sabres

Thomas Drance
February 11 2015 02:49PM

The Dallas Stars have belatedly upgraded their goaltending by acquiring legitimately good if undersized netminder Jhonas Enroth from the busy Buffalo Sabres. The deal has been confirmed by both clubs, and the Sabres will receive a conditional third-round pick in return for their most frequent starting netminder.

The Stars have received the second worst overall goaltending in hockey this season and were desperate to add some help in net. Adding Enroth, a pending unrestricted free agent, is a quality move, though it's possible that the move will prove to be too little, too late for the Stars. 

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Why Tyler Myers isn't much of an upgrade on Zach Bogosian

Garret Hohl
February 11 2015 12:56PM

In case you slept in this morning, which I definitely didn't do, the Winnipeg Jets made a big trade today. 

No longer Kevin "no NHL player-for-player trades" Cheveldayoff, the Jets General Manager was able to move Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres. An interesting side plot though was the additional trade of young, right-handed defensemen Zach Bogosian and Tyler Myers.

Let's look at what the numbers say about this swap.

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Draft Theory: Height matters, but maybe due to bias

Garret Hohl
February 10 2015 01:00PM

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Some of the gents over at Canucks Army have been doing an excellent job investigating trends in drafting and success. This analysis includes excellent articles on size having an impact on draft success looking at forwards (by Money Puck) and defensemen (by Josh Weissbock).

I've gotten my hands on some data, so I thought I throw my own analysis into the pile.

Let's take a glance at what some numbers say.

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