Monthly Archives: July 2009

NHL Teams Hunt for Talent in a Frenzied Bazaar – WSJ.com

Since most traditional hockey stats focus solely on offensive production, a better way to measure all-around talent is to pinpoint the players who are most important to their teams. To do this, we can rank every skater by who played the most in “clutch” situations—the last two minutes of tied or one-goal games. Those playing…

From letsgosharks: To Marleau or Not to Marleau

Patrick Marleau traded! No, no he hasn’t been. But, can you imagine the response if that headline were to become true? Can you see it – “The San Jose Sharks deal their longtime captain for a bag of pucks!” Ok so they won’t get any galvanized rubber for him but realistically what would they get…

From Forum answers VII – Inside the Kings: Linking to my own comment so I can remember where I made it when I turn out to be totally wrong; feel free to ignore

[the question put to the peanut gallery is: if the cap is supposed to come down hard next year, won’t the league do something to stop all these teams from having to dump salary to get under the cap, like maybe decide to keep the cap up anyway, or create some new loophole whereby teams…

From Behindthenet.ca: Junior Hockey Projections

Twenty years ago, almost all every NHL player was drafted from the Canadian Hockey League. Even today, the majority of NHL draft picks still come from the three Tier I junior hockey leagues, the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). But how does player…