The NHLE Calculator

Christian Roatis
January 27 2016 02:00PM

Convenience is everything nowadays.  

We want everything to be as centralized as possible – with apps, news, etc all in one place – and everything done for us to the largest possible extent. To that end, I’ve taken the initiative to simplify and centralize the very common calculation of a hockey player’s NHLE, by creating a calculator for it. To my knowledge, it’s the first of its kind that is publicly available (this determined by one Google search and quick scan of the results), but I could be wrong.

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How does Aleksander Barkov's new contract impact Sean Monahan?

January 26 2016 12:00PM

The second overall pick out of the 2013 NHL Draft was signed to a six-year, $5.9 million AAV contract extension yesterday afternoon. For Panthers fans, this is a big deal, but it does impact the pending Sean Monahan extension. How much will Aleksander Barkov's new contract affect Calgary's scoring centre?

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Looking Back on the Good and Bad of the 2015 Offseason: Pacific Division

Cam Lewis
January 24 2016 09:00AM

A few months ago, I looked at all of the moves each team had made over the offseason with the goal of figuring out which trades and signings were good and bad, and what each teams goals were and whether or not they did a good job of making personnel changes to achieve them. Now, since an adequate amount of time has passed, I'm going to pull those assessments up, throw on my hindsight goggles, and look back on the good and the bad moves from the 2015 offseason. 

The Ducks tried to be conservative with their spending, but cancelled it out by overpaying to become the 2011 Vancouver Canucks. Speaking of the Canucks, I'm not sure why anybody thought it was a good idea to sign Luca Sbisa to three more years. The Kings kept it cool despite all of the wild stuff happening around them, and as a result, they're back on top of the Pacific. And the Oilers, after a summer filled with enormous amounts of luck in which their franchise was turned around at the snap of a finger (or at the drop of a lottery ball), have been thrown through a chopping block. Let's get into it. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 22 2016 06:00AM

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Surgeries for everyone in Edmonton, Flames Smid joins exclusive club, to trade or not to trade Leo Komarov in Toronto, Canucks GM on the trade market, John Scott's path to no where, trade deadline speculation, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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The Carolina Hurricanes and soon-to-be UFA Eric Staal

Cam Lewis
January 20 2016 10:35AM

All season, the Carolina Hurricanes’ underlying numbers have suggested that they’re a better team than their record indicates. The Hurricanes have spent the majority of the season boasting one of the league’s best Corsi For percentages at even strength, but thanks to an incredibly low PDO, driven by both poor goaltending and a mediocre shooting percentage, they haven’t had the results they probably deserve. 

Over the past few weeks, the Canes have put together a pretty solid run, improving their record to 20-19-8 and pulling themselves right into the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff race. That said, even though their improved record puts them in playoff contention, they still have to make a decision regarding soon-to-be free agent Eric Staal. 

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