The Leafs need to be in on Dougie Hamilton if he's available

Ryan Fancey
November 16 2016 01:49PM

I don't know why Dougie Hamilton's name has crept up again in trade talks, but if there's anything to be learned from the last time it did, these situations can evolve into something quickly. [See also: P.K. Subban this past June.]

There seems to be plenty of debate among insiders and Flames fans alike about just how much substance there is to Calgary's willingness to ship Hamilton out, but as an outsider looking at things from the perspective of another team, I don't want to get too much into that. The name is out there for a reason. If Brad Treviling is fielding calls on this guy, Lou Lamoriello should be hopping on the phone as soon as possible. 

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NHLN Roundtable: Surprises and Dissapointments After One Month

Cam Lewis
November 16 2016 12:00PM

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It's been just over a month, meaning we can take an opportunity to sit back and discuss which teams are actually as good or bad as their record indicates, and which moves and signings last summer look either really smart or really terrible. 

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Why the "Scoring Chance" is a flawed metric, and how we can improve on it

Loserpoints
November 16 2016 10:00AM

Last week, Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella sent hockey Twitter into another round of arguing about which statistics are and aren't meaningful when he denounced both corsi and fenwick

Hearing an NHL coach say that shots and unblocked shots are not meaningful in measuring team performance is patently absurd, but Tortorella long ago passed into self-parody so any discussion on that topic is a waste of time for all involved. 

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NHLN Power Rankings: Nov. 15, 2016

Scott Maxwell
November 15 2016 03:24PM

It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings, a weekly look on the previous week in the NHL. I'll look at the five best and worst NHL teams thus far in the season, as well as the three best and worst players in the last week.

Note:

All use of Corsi For and Expected Goals For are Score and Venue Adjusted, and at even strength. All stats come from Corsica Hockey, and NHL.com (don't worry, it's only the standings).

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NHLN Notebook: The Rangers are succeeding with four scoring lines, The Islanders are imploding

Cam Lewis
November 15 2016 11:00AM

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The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article. 

It's the New York edition! The Rangers have been operating with four scoring lines, like many have been suggesting teams do for quite some time now, and it's working nicely for them. The Islanders, on the other hand, are a complete dumpster fire, which certainly wasn't expected. 

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