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Projecting the magic playoff number

sports.theglobeandmail.com. “Not everyone wants to play the game, but for the statistically driven among NHL GMs, coaches and players – and there are lots of those – the primary exercise at this time of year is projecting The Number: That is, the number of points that gets you into the playoffs. The Number has dramatically…

Kings Lead the League in Scoring

Wrong league though. An article about Jagr possibly playing for Edmonton next year linked to the scoring stats for the KHL (link below). Jagr finished 7th in scoring, a couple of points ahead of Era Pirnes, and five points behind (5th overall) Kevin Dallman. Dallman leads all defensemen in points, and by a mile. Meanwhile,…

Ken Holland on Hossa, Franzen

Holland: “It’s about team building, it’s about our philosophy. We can keep Franzen and Hossa, but then we’ll have to let a whole lot of other players go. I don’t know if that’s the answer to being competitive. But if I can get a number that I think allows us to have one extra player,…

Komisarek: $6MM+

“…if Komisarek can’t come to terms on a contract extension prior to July 1, the asking price for the league’s premier available shutdown defenseman will assuredly skyrocket to the $6 million per season rate and beyond.” via The Hockey News: Canadiens face tough UFA decisions.