Watch the Game Episode 21: Narrative Wars with Greg Wyshynski

Watch The Game Podcast
December 22 2016 09:22AM

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Adam and Sam are joined by Editor of Yahoo's Puck Daddy, Greg Wyshynski. They talk about the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jaromir Jagr, Star Wars and much, much more. Afterwards, they talk about the mess of a season the Detroit Red Wings are having. 

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NHLN Power Rankings: Dec. 19, 2016

Scott Maxwell
December 19 2016 02:56PM

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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Watch The Game Episode 20: Hockey History with Mike Commito

Watch The Game Podcast
December 19 2016 02:36PM

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Cam and Sam welcomed Hockey Historian and Laurentian University History Professor Mike Commito to the show to discuss the NHL's first season, centennial celebration, and an all-time draft. 

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Watch The Game Episode 19: The Optics of Change with Mike Johnson

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December 15 2016 03:15PM

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Cam and Sam welcomed Mike Johnson to the show to discuss the circus surrounding the Florida Panthers and their front office shuffle. Why players and executives around the league struggle to embrace change. They then discuss some other intriguing story lines from throughout the season.

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Top to Bottom: Checking in with the standings after two months

Cam Lewis
December 14 2016 11:01AM

It's more of a 'Bottom to Top' but 'Top to Bottom' sounds better. This is an NHLNumbers monthly feature in which I'll do a dive into each team's underlying numbers to see if they match up with where they currently sit in the standings. Here's last month for reference. Stats via Hockey Analysis and Hockey Reference as of Dec. 12, 2016. 

It's been two months. At this point, for the most part, if you're bad, you're bad, and if you're good, you're good. We know that Colorado and Arizona are terrible, and we know that Washington and Pittsburgh are good. But what about Columbus and Philadelphia? Are those hot streaks just a bunch of nonsense? How about Dallas and the Islanders? Are they going to go back to where they were last year? Since we live in a world where more than half of the teams in the league make the playoffs and losing can still earn you a point, we have a very muddy playoff picture loaded with teams that are difficult to differentiate. 

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