Your Graphic Guide To 2014

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December 03 2013 08:46AM

Give the gift of time!

It's like Christmas, your birthday and April Fool's Day all wrapped up in one!

This year, you can give the gift of time.

And I don't mean a lousy wristwatch. I mean, they can't even be bothered to put a full day on a watch. Twelve hours, sheesh.

No, instead of a measly twelve hours, you can give out twelve months! That's like giving someone 365 watches. How generous is that?!!

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NATION HOODIES ARE BACK

Nation World HQ
December 02 2013 12:10PM

 

Just in time for Christmas - our supplier assures us they will ship in time - we have re-released OilersNation hoodies and introduced CanucksArmy and TheLeafsNation hoodies for the sexy hockey fan on Santa's list this year.

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NATION NETWORK TURNS 6

Wanye
November 28 2013 11:53AM

 

Per usual we were asleep at the switch and didn't realize that November 17 marked the 6th birthday of the Nation Network. We can only imagine that this is foreshadowing to days where we will forget our wife's birthday and most of our children's names and birthdays as well. Sorry whomever you may be, we have a lot going on in this brain of ours* and sometimes things slip through the cracks.

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How Much Difference Do NHL Coaches Make?

Nick Emptage
November 15 2013 03:27PM

 

Image credit: Flickr user Lauren Siegert. Use of image does not imply endorsement

 

 

(Nicholas Emptage is a numbers-oriented bloke who runs Puck Prediction. He will be chipping in around here from time to time)

There are few things more reliable in the world of hockey than the tendency of fans to question their teams' coaches and this NHL season is no different.

Poor starts have already cost the Flyers' Peter Laviolette and the Sabres' Ron Rolston their jobs. Canadiens' fans are criticizing the decision-making of Michel Therrien, and supporters of the Rangers, Canucks, and other teams have already put their head coaches under fire.

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Measuring Possession in the American Hockey League

Josh W
November 15 2013 07:34AM

Possession is a performance metric that has been well tracked, documented and analyzed by those in the hockey analytics community. The simple premise is if you have the puck more, you are more likely to score and less likely to be scored against.  Strong possession teams have shown to consistently do well over the long term. While the NHL has a plethora of data, other hockey leagues barely track a small percentage of what the NHL makes available. 

Read on to see my attempt at a proxy for possession in the American Hockey League...

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