Game Predictions – 1/18/2006

It’s a quiet night on the NHL schedule with just 3 games being played but they are all probably worth keeping an eye on. Columbus/Detroit – You might think this is an easy Detroit win, and you are probably correct, but Columbus is playing much better hockey in recent weeks and have won 4 of their last 5 games. Nash and Federov have finally figured each others tendancies out and have played great playing together during this 5 game streak with Nash getting 4 goals and 9 points and Federov getting 2 goals and 9 points in those 5 games.

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Game Predictions – 1/17/2006

We’ve got 5 more games on the schedule tonight and the good news is that one of them is an important all-eastern conference game. Whoever came up with the idea to have all the inter-conference games played at the same time should be replaced because while some of them are interesting match-ups it is better to see some division and conference rivals match up. The big game of the night is Carolina at Philadelphia. These are two of the better teams in the eastern conference and while they aren’t division rivals they are battling for playoff positioning. This should be

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Game Predictions – 1/16/2006

Since it is Monday let me update you on my prediction success rate. Strong: 90 of 123, 73.2% Good: 120 of 185, 64.9% Some: 86 of 162, 53.1% All those percentages are improvements over last week so I am happy about that. Now, I did write up an analysis of several of tonights games but my web host had problems and I lost it. Rather than write it all up again I’ll summarize it. Boston/Anaheim, Phoenix/Washington, Columbus/NY Rangers, and Vancouver blowing out the Penguins are probably not very interesting games to watch. Boston-Anaheim is a pick-em game and I’ll pick

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Game Predictions – 1/15/2006

It was a bit of a crazy day in hockey yesterday with several very close games and a few huge blow outs including a 10-1 Buffalo romp over Los Angeles. We could see some more crazy games today as we see some really good teams playing some really bad teams. St. Louis, probably the worst team in the league, is matched up against Carolina, one of the better teams in the league. Carolina wins this easy. The struggling Penguins head to Nashville to be preyed upon by the Predators who should also win this game easily. The 3rd game today

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Game Predictions – 1/14/2005

There are 10 games on the schedule tonight, all but one being inter-conference games. Potentially the most interesting game see Peter Forsberg face his old team the Colorado Avalanche. Both teams have pretty good offenses so the potential for a high scoring game is there. Philadelphia has the better defense and goaltending so they should win the game, as predicted. The Detroit-NY Rangers game should also prove quite interesting. Detroit defeated the Flyers a couple days ago and look to knock off another quality eastern conference team. If I were putting money on this game I would bet on Detroit

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Game Predictions – 1/13/2006

It’s Friday the 13 so I guess I will everyone good luck on this lucky, or not so lucky, day. We have 6 more iner-conference games today with the premier matchup probably being Nashville at Carolina. Both teams are ranked near the top of their respective conferences so this should be a good battle. I expect a fairly tight, and relatively low scoring game which could go either way but I’ll predict a Carolina 3-2 win. One upset I could envision is Columbus beating Tampa. Carolina is 5-2-1 in their last 8 games and have been playing much better recently

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Game Predictions – 1/12/2006

We have 8 inter-conference games on the schedule which means no divisional or conference rivalries but we do have a few good games to watch. NY Rangers/Edmonton – This could be a good fgame on the ice as I believe both teams are fairly evenly matched but I mostly wanted to point out this game because the Rangers are honoring Mark Messier tonight by retiring his number 11. The game is also a pick-em games so I’ll make a prediction of a Rangers 4-3 win. Ottawa/San Jose – Ottawa is listed as the strong favourite but this game should be

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Power Rankings – January 11, 2006

There aren’t too many significant changes in this weeks power rankings. Nashville was the big riser jumping from 9th to 5th while Los Angeles was the big dropper falling 3 spots from 4th to 7th. There were no changes in the top 3 teams or in the bottom 5 teams. Rank Last Week Team Win-Loss Power Rank 1 1 Ottawa 29-12 15.0 2 2 Dallas 28-14 14.2 3 3 Carolina 28-14 13.8 4 6 Buffalo 27-15 12.5 5 9 Nashville 27-15 12.5 6 5 Calgary 25-18 12.4 7 4 Los Angeles 27-18 12.4 8 7 Detroit 28-15 12.4 9 8

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Game Predictions – 1/11/2006

Just 4 games on the schedule tonight, all inter-conference games. Last night we saw a battle of bad teams when Chicago squeeked out an overtime win over Washington. Tonight we get another exciting celler dweller matchup when the Pittsburgh Penguins face the Columbus Blue Jackets. Don’t we all love these interconference games? There is one game which should be a pretty good game. That is Nashville visiting Atlanta. Nashville has been a solid team all year and while Atlanta started of playing real poorly they have picked it up recently and are proving to be a pretty good team and

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What's up ESPN?

ESPN.com has a mid-season awards poll that seems to be missing some of the most important candidates for a couple of the awards. 1. Vezina: Fernandez, Hasek, Legace, Lundqvist, Turco and Vokoun are all there. But whre is Kipprusoff? He has 22 wins, 2 more than any other goalie. He has 6 shutouts, 3 more than any other goalie. And he has the 5th best goals against average. He has to be on the list. 2. Calder: Their rookie of the year list contains Crosby, Ovechkin, Phaneuf, Prucha, Svatos and Vanek. All excellent choices. But why not Lundqvist who was

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