August 21 2012 09:21PM
Eric T. has been performing yeoman work this summer over at NHL Numbers, and he added another excellent article to his collection last week with a look at Quality of Competition. What makes this look at the subject a bit different is that the data used in measuring that quality was time on ice of opposing forwards and defencemen, and not out-shooting.
August 21 2012 07:11AM
As the billionaires ready themselves to lock-out the millionaires over a few percentage points of total revenues, we here at Nation Radio nevertheless resolutely march on with continued hockey coverage. It may be mid-August and we may be talking about the same stuff in November because the powers-that-be are having their white collar slap fight, but what the hell...it's why we're all here right?
This week, Allan invited some tried and true guests like Corey Pronman, Jonathan Willis and Corey Graham to talk about Oilers prospects, other high-end kids and summer tournaments.
This is Nation Radio.
August 17 2012 02:49PM
Winnipeg's roster was pretty much filled out by mid-July with the Wellwood signing, but there might still be one or two more spots up for grabs at forward. A Twitter discussion this morning not only reminded me about how a couple of potential candidates for those jobs were perceived by the public at the end of last season, but had me wondering how grounded that perception was in reality.
August 16 2012 07:59PM
If there is one thing a hockey franchise wants to see is, it would be how draft picks are making an impact on the ice elsewhere.
Mark Scheifele and Luke Sutter both made a big impact during the now finished Canada-Russia Challenge over the last week.
August 15 2012 07:49AM
"Everybody but the people who run teams base performance on how many points you get [or] how many goals. Well, we don't. If he gets goals, that helps, but you have to look at the overall contribution to the team. Martin [Lapointe]'s a character person. He comes to play every night. He came from a winning program. And we needed at his position."
- Harry Sinden
The above quote tells us a lot about how the NHL's financial situation got to be where it is today.