February 16 2015 06:00AM
The rumour mill has been churning out grist concerning the future of Ottawa Senators' pugilist Chris Neil for quite some time now. The presumption is that the heavy forward could add to the #gritchart rating of a Western Conference contender.
Fans and media still seem to believe that Neil could be helpful on a decent team. In his most recent 30 Thoughts piece, for example, Elliotte Friedman mentions that Neil and the Winnipeg Jets would make sense as a landing spot for Neil.
We don't quite agree. Though this isn't much of an active threat since Neil was recently injured and surely won't be traded now, but still, this is bad logic and we can't resist taking some time to explain why.
February 15 2015 05:07PM
The draft is one of the most interesting places to investigate in hockey. You have predictive analytics, growth curves, game theory, opportunity costs, and many other areas of study interacting.
Sometimes I find information interesting, anecdotal or otherwise, but doesn't really pertain relatively speaking to what I'm focusing on. I recently fiddled with the draft vizualization centre (over at hockeyprospectus.com by Matt Pfeffer) and found some interesting trends.
I thought I'd share these trends:
February 15 2015 03:00PM
I hope you all had a great valentines day, filled with love and and happiness, or if you're anything like me, filled with pizza and self loathing. One thing that will never let you down is First Star, Worst Star!
February 15 2015 08:03AM
A few months from now, the St. John's IceCaps might look at this game with a bit of regret. As the season progresses and a playoff spot begins to look somewhat attainable, it's games like these that will make all the difference in making possibilities into realities. Unfortunately for the Caps, they gave up two points to a team that they're looking to overtake.
February 15 2015 06:00AM
(Picture by Tom ServoMST3K at hfboards.hockeysfuture.com)
Big Buff can be a polarizing figure. He often keeps to himself and doesn't like attention at times. But not always...