Watch the Game Episode 14: The Panthers Conundrum with George Richards

Watch The Game Podcast
November 30 2016 03:29PM

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Cam welcomes George Richards of the Miami Herald to the show to discuss the changes that transpired in Florida earlier this week, while Sam and Jeff discuss Andrew Shaw's continued breakdowns, the Predators turn around, Dougie Hamilton trade rumors and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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By The Numbers: Analyzing the Jets early struggles at forward

Garret Hohl
November 30 2016 11:21AM

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' forwards.

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Leafs remain third in Forbes team value rankings, probably don't care

Jeff Veillette
November 30 2016 11:02AM

It's that time of year again, where Forbes magazine publishes their best guess at what the values of every NHL team are, and people get into a big fuss over where their team is ranked. In recent years, those in Toronto were able to sit back and laugh while the team sat in the top seed, but last season, the Blue and White fell from the peak of the mountain. This year, they've remained in the Bronze Medalist position, trailing two fellow Eastern Conference teams.

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Canucks should be targeting Ryan Strome

Ryan Biech
November 30 2016 11:00AM

For a team in the Canucks position, they should be exploring ways to make improvements throughout the lineup at all times.

Those minor improvements here and there, would result in a tangible improvement without the cost of trading multiple assets for a big name.

Sometimes, players fall out of favour with their current team, and become a possibility to be moved. The Canucks used such a situation to their advantage when they acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames.

With that thought process in mind, it appears another player could be headed down this same road, and that's New York Islanders forward Ryan Strome.

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Peter Holland, Ben Smith, Tyler Bozak, and the Leafs' Penalty Kill

Ryan Hobart
November 30 2016 09:32AM

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An announcement came out recently that the Leafs were going to try to trade Peter Holland due to his concerns over ice time and future with the organization. Jeff Veillette covered the announcement here, so I won't double up on that.

A common first reaction to this move was that it was terrible and that the Leafs were continuing to make mistakes involving the selection of players for their 4th line. But after digging into the data, it seems that's not the case. The information below should show why that is, and discuss a good plan would be going forward if the Leafs are unable to trade Peter Holland.

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