By The Numbers: Analyzing the Jets early struggles on defense

Garret Hohl
November 29 2016 01:30PM

Suffice it to say, the Jets struggled thus far this season in many areas. The normally average-to-strong shot metrics is a new one for the Jets.

To determine why, we compare how each of the Jets performed relative to their historic norm.

In this article, we investigate the Jets' blue-liners.

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3 observations from the Flames road trip

Pat Steinberg
November 29 2016 10:00AM

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The Calgary Flames just completed their longest road trip of the season, playing six games in nine nights in the Eastern Conference. With a record of 3-2-1, the Flames earned seven of a possible 12 points and return home one game closer to the .500 mark than when they left. 

Three things jumped out at me during Calgary's excursion, two negative and one positive.

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Should The Leafs Swap Enroth For Ramo?

DragLikePull
November 28 2016 05:25PM

A few weeks ago when Frederik Andersen was really struggling I wrote an article looking at whether his struggles were out of the norm relative to the rest of his career and found that they weren't.  Andersen's first five games with the Leafs did not have good results, but it was just the kind of rough patch that goalies will have from time-to-time, and I said that he'd likely bounce back.  In the 11 games that Andersen's played since then his SV% is .931.  As has been typical of his career, after a period with bad results, Andersen followed up by playing very well.

The other Leafs goalie, Jhonas Enroth, has undergone a similar struggle.  He's made five appearances this season, posting a SV% of just .886.  Should we expect him to bounce back too, or should we be worried that he's hit a new career low?

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NHLN Notebook: Florida's coaching change, and the rivalry between analytics and traditionalists

Cam Lewis
November 28 2016 03:51PM

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The Florida Panthers caused some drama Sunday night by firing head coach and “good hockey man” Gerard Gallant following a 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. The fallout gave us a pretty long list of things to talk about. I'll try to break all of it down. 

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Many factors to consider in a Dougie Hamilton blockbuster

Jeff Veillette
November 28 2016 03:27PM

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If you're a believer that even the most objective, soulless attempts at building something special will come with familiar feeling narratives and storylines, you have to know what's coming. There's obviously no tangible guarantee, but even in regards to an organization of newfound silence, everything about the speculation connects the Leafs to Dougie Hamilton makes sense.

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