Game Predictions – 10/24/2006

Well, last night was a good night on the game prediction night as the algorithm went 6 for 6. That brings the algorithms over record to a nice 17-9. Just 3 games on schedule tonight but two of which should be qutie interesting. First there is the battle of Ontario game as the Senators try to get revenge for a 6-0 Leafs trashing a couple weeks ago. The second interesting game is the game between the Devils and Penguins. Both teams have had mixed sucecss so far this season and with the standings extremely tight in the Atlantic division (Devils

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Game Predictions – 23/10/2006

A couple of interesting games today. First, Montreal will try to show that their big win over Colorado on Saturday is no fluke when they take on the top team in the NHL, also known as the Buffalo Sabres. Another interesting game is the Dallas-Vancouver game. This is another big test for the Canucks who have gotten off to a fairly good start but have not made it easy on themselves as they have relied a fair bit on late game comebacks and overtime/shootout wins. For example, on Saturday they tied Nashville with less than 2 minutes left in the

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Game Predictions 21/10/2006

Just one game today as it seems the NHL has all but given up trying to compete against the NFL. The game features Los Angeles and Anaheim and of course there is no NFL team in Los Angeles. Home Team FairHTOdds Road Team FairRTOdds Predicted Winner Confidence Los Angeles 124 Anaheim -132 Anaheim Strong

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Game Predictions – 21/10/2006

Here are the game predictions for today. Home Team FairHTOdds Road Team FairRTOdds Predicted Winner Confidence Boston 122 Buffalo -128 Boston Some Toronto -137 NY Rangers 127 Toronto Some Montreal 142 Colorado -172 Colorado Strong Ottawa 112 New Jersey -113 New Jersey Some NY Islanders -112 Carolina 111 NY Islanders Some Washington -242 Tampa Bay 158 Washington Strong Atlanta -268 Florida 162 Atlanta Strong Pittsburgh -117 Columbus 115 Pittsburgh Good Nashville 124 Vancouver -132 Vancouver Good Chicago -198 St. Louis 149 Chicago Good Edmonton -136 Detroit 126 Edmonton Good Phoenix 158 Dallas -240 Dallas Strong San Jose -169 Minnesota 141

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Game Predictions – 10/20/2006

Before I say anything else about these predictions let me first say that you should still take these with a grain of salt or two. It is still very early in the season and since these predictions take into account a teams record and the records of the teams they have played and most teams have only played ~6 games there isn’t a lot of track record to go by. That said, there were still reasonably reliable early last season. Since this is the fist time posting I should explain what everything means. Home team, Road team and Predicted winner

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Game Prediction Pool

It’s time for some game predicting fun. I had hoped to get this up and running by the start of the season last week but better a little late than never. I am please to announce that HockeyAnalysis.com has a new feature. That is, an NHL game prediction pool. There are probably a few kinks that still have to be worked out in the software but it should work fine. If you have any problems feel free to e-mail me or post some comments here. For the next little while it’ll be in testing mode but once I am confident

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My Beef with Paul Maurice

I have one major complaint with what I have seen from coach Paul Maurice this year. I don’t understand why he has Wellwood playing on Sundin’s wing. I really like Wellwood and he has oodles of skill but he is a puck posession and puck distribution guy much like Sundin. Both Sundin and Wellwood are guy you want to lead the rush. They aren’t a great fit for each other except on the PP. This leads into your Tucker comment. Tucker is a potential 30 goal scorer but he isn’t going to score 30 goals playing with Mike Peca and

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The Mogilny Decision…

As I was driving home tonight I was listening to the Team 1200 sports radio station here in Ottawa and apparently there is some outrage and misunderstanding about the Mogilny decision today. The announcers were talking about how there are probably 29 other teams who are upset at this decision. Let me say that this is probably not the case and the reason is simple. The over age 35 and in the second or later year of a multi-year contract rule where the players salary will count against the cap regardless of where or even if he is playing was

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Prediction time…

We are only a couple of days away from the start of the NHL season so that means it is prediction time. I have thought long and hard about this and this is how I see this season shaking out. Eastern Conference 1. New York Rangers, 108 points 2. Buffalo Sabres, 104 points 3. Carolina Hurricanes, 102 points 4. Ottawa Senators, 102 points 5. New Jersey Devils, 101 points 6. Philadelphia Flyers, 97 points 7. Boston Bruins, 95 points 8. Toronto Maple Leafs, 92 points 9. Atlanta Thrashers, 91 points 10. Florida Panthers, 89 points 11. Montreal Canadiens, 88 points

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