EA Sports NHL 14 Playoff Emulator

Steve Dangle
April 15 2014 08:00AM

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Tuukka Rask winning a Stanley Cup as a starting goaltender probably won't annoy Leafs fans, will it?

EA Sports and NHL 14 have completed their annual playoff emulator! They take the current playoff tree, match all the teams who are facing each other with their updated rosters, and see who the game predicts will win the Stanley Cup.

In the email I got from EA Sports they gave me highlights from each round, including who won each series and how long it took!

Here are this year's results...

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Last Call for the Nation Charity Playoff Pool

baggedmilk
April 14 2014 01:15PM

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Playoffs? We're talking playoffs...playoff pools to be specific.

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A Fun New Partnership

Travis Hrubeniuk
April 14 2014 11:47AM

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We here at JetsNation.ca, along with our brothers throughout the Nations network, are quite pleased to announce a new partnership with Scotiabank and their new NHL ScotiaHockey Debit Card.

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JGD 82: Last Hurrah

Kevin McCartney
April 11 2014 04:16PM

It's been a frustrating season for Jets fans. A confounded coach and the league's worst starting netminder are all that stood in the way of hosting playoff hockey at the MTS Centre. Again. The lines were maddening, the AHL call-ups confusing, and the injuries seemingly ill-timed. And James Wright never did get that first goal of the year. Aww shucks.

But it's always hard to say goodbye to another season of Jets hockey. Just five months until training camp.

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Hockey's Forward Linkages: The predicted failure of the Leafs in perspective

Kevin McCartney
April 09 2014 03:35PM

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The hockey world is in spasm at the moment. It is moving in many directions at once, with those invested in any given direction actively claiming theirs should be called ‘forward.’ It can feel at times as though movements are connected - that the future of violence in hockey, for instance, rests within the larger presumed paradigm shift from positional, body-focused hockey to possession-based, puck-focused hockey. More often than not, however, those connections are more personal than real, hanging together by the nature of having electrified meat to do our thinking.

In fact, insofar as a paradigm shift is underway at all (we’ll unpack that later), it’s neither clear which analytics will change how the game is played, nor what will happen to the honoured method of personal accounts to evaluate players. More prominently, we can’t know what hockey will look like for our children or grandchildren. It’s not the coordinated movement of a dance troupe of Excel users. It’s a spasm.  

In these moments, it’s important to study the process of change: how we get from here to there.

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