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Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract 2017 sticks with what works

There are few things in life more anxiety-riddling than joining a conversation mid-stream and feeling utterly, completely lost. The rise of the first wave of hockey analytics writers occurred as I was going through high school and university, and by the time I turned my attention away from other pursuits and onto figuring out what…

Matteo Gennaro has his eye on an NHL contract

Embed from Getty Images In the summer of 2015, Matteo Gennaro experienced the dream of a country worth of young hockey players when he was selected by the Winnipeg Jets at the NHL Draft. Granted, he was the 203rd player taken (only eight players were drafted after he was) but it’s generally better to be…

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WCoH Postgame: The Kids Are Alright, Thump Finland 4-1 in Opener

(Kevin Sousa / USA Today Sports) When the World Cup of Hockey was announced immediately there were snickers and guffaws about Team North America, and doubts about their ability to hang with international hockey’s big boys. When they had a few strong outings in the pre-tournament games against Europe, the doubters loudly expressed that their…

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The Nation Drafts Playoff Pool: Play for Charity, Fun, and Glory

It’s nearly the end of the hockey season, and while we’re starting to get excited at the prospect of the playoffs(!), we’re also excited to announce the return of something we do every year at this time: the Nation Drafts playoff pool! The Nation Drafts playoff pool is fun, inexpensive, proceeds benefit a worthy cause,…

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Revenge of Revenge of the Nerds: A Comic

Folks, we have something new for you this morning. Ryan Lambert, who you all know, and Matt Lubchanksy (@lubchansky) have collaborated on a comic that we hope you enjoy. Check it out after the jump and let us know if you like it in the comments. We may have more in store for you in the…

WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn’t get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland. The game is the first chance to evaluate the final…