March 29 2017 08:52AM
Teams like Edmonton and Toronto are all the rage these days, with both franchises on the cusp of ending 82-game season playoff droughts that are over a decade long. Finally, these once dysfunctional franchises are finding their way through rebuilds done right.
But not every team is so lucky (or apt). Yes, in this very league, at this very moment, there are teams across North America failing to find their stride. Let's take a look at three teams trying to be good and young, that are actually just young and ugly.
March 28 2017 04:50PM
It's time for your weekly dose of the NHL Numbers power rankings. 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).
Watch The Game Podcast
March 27 2017 09:00AM
Sam is joined on the podcast by Hockey Graphs contributor Nick Mercadante. The two talk about goaltending in depth, they discuss Sergei Bobrovsky, Steve Mason, Scott Darling, Devan Dubnyk, the Leafs and Kings goaltending situations plus a lot more.
They also talk the best TV shows to binge and the Hartford Whalers. This week's is a must listen.
March 27 2017 07:00AM
The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.
San Jose loses their stranglehold on the Pacific division lead. Michael Haley gets a hearing for his punch on Nashville’s Calle Jarnkrok. The Edmonton Oilers can clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2005-06. John Tavares might find a new home come June.
March 25 2017 09:00AM
The NHL playoff race continued to be full of piping hot drama this week as players continued to put their bodies on the line to better their teams' playoff positions—none more so than Marc Methot of the Ottawa Senators.