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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 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…

The Poetry of the HF Boards

I didn’t get to look at the HF Boards on the topic of the Smyth trade until it was all wrapped up with a bow on it. Here are the first several pages of comments, with minimal editing to reduce “noise.” Holy ****ing ****! So this is Deano’s big move predictable isnt he supposed to…

New Post, in which, instead of earning money, I decide to crunch cap figures related to the preposterous Sedin twins to L.A. UFA rumor

Here’s why I don’t think the swedish twins in socal rumor makes any sense, especially not Deano sense. Math. The twins want $12MM/year. The Kings, after re-signing Johnson and Purcell, then adding $12MM for the Sedins, would be at at least $58MM. $59MM if Hickey makes the team. So we have to dump one big salary.…

From Sportsnet.ca: A trade rumor I want to say is idiotic but is probably just … well, I hope it doesn’t happen. Not for Simmonds anyway.

Meanwhile, 300 km up Highway 2, rumours persist that Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini is shopping one of his four offensive defenceman in an attempt to kickstart the rebuild in Edmonton. We’re hearing Sheldon Souray to Los Angeles — where his children live with his ex-wife, a long distance relationship that Souray has found taxing through two…

From Matthew Barry: Say What? Phaneuf to the Kings???

I was talking about the draft to a person with huge ties to the Kings and we started talking about the up-coming free agency period. He/She said “What would you think about the Phaneuf kid playing for the Kings?” Of course I replied, “What do you know?” A chuckle ensued followed by “Can’t tell you…