The Leafs' Statistical Progression In December, As A Team

Jeff Veillette
January 03 2017 12:30PM

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Happy New Year! We're actually a few days into 2017 already, but that doesn't change the fact that we're now able to look back on December. It was a good month for the blue and white; their 7-4-3 record brought them ever closer to being comfortably in a playoff spot. Like we did a month ago, let's see how the team progressed from November to December.

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NHLN Notebook: Burmistrov, Halak to the AHL, Dahlin, and Colorado searches for Defense

Christian Pagnani
January 03 2017 10:38AM

The Coyotes claim Alex Burmistrov, the Islanders want to get rid of Jaroslav Halak, Rasmus Dahlin is making a name for himself, and Colorado might be willing to part with Matt Duchene or Gabriel Landeskog for a good, young defenseman.

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Analyzing Toronto's Game Score from December

Dom Luszczyszyn
January 03 2017 08:09AM

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After every month of hockey, it's good practice to take a look back and assess what happens. That's my goal here with these posts analyzing the Leafs Game Score for each player for every month. You can find October's here and November's here.

For those unfamiliar with Game Score, it's a single number stat meant to measure single game productivity and player value that I developed over the summer. It basically combines the most important box-score stats and weights them by their relevance to goals. It's not perfect and there's much that is unaccounted for, but it does pretty well for something that is relatively simple to compute and comprehend.

The sample is still incredibly small, but I figure taking a look at the team on a monthly basis could provide some insight into how the team is doing. So without further ado, here's how the Leafs December looked through the eyes of Game Score and some thoughts on it.

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Chiarelli deserves credit: Oilers are more than McDavid

Jason Gregor
January 03 2017 07:00AM

The Oilers enter 2017 sitting in 3nd place in the Pacific Division, 5th in the Western Conference and tied for 10th in the NHL. They are finally making progress where it matters most, on the ice, and Oilersnation can once again realistically discuss the NHL playoffs.

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CGD: Canada Faces Czech in Quarterfinal Matchup

Jacob Stoller
January 02 2017 03:35PM

After losing to the Americans on New Year's Eve, Canada will be facing off against the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.

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