A blast from the past

This may show my age here but I thought it might be interesting for everyone to see one of my first ventures into statistical analysis of hockey statistics. Back in March of 1996, the Leafs traded Darby Hendrickson, Sean Haggerty, Kenny Jonsson and a first round pick (turned out to be Roberto Luongo) to the Islanders for Wendel Clark, Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith. Clearly the first round pick and…

November 22, 2006
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Game Predictions – 11/22/2006

A near full set of games tonight as only 2 teams aren’t in action (NY Rangers, Edmonton).  Despite that there aren’tmany real high quality games.  Toronto-Buffalo games are often quite interesting so that game might be good to watch and Dallas-Nashville should be quite good.  Atlanta-Washington has the potential to be good as both teams have some top end talent and good to great goaltending.  Vancouver-Detroit could provide some good…

November 22, 2006
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NHL Power Rankings – 11/21/2006

Here are this weeks Power Rankings. Teams moving up include Carolina (6 to 3), Montreal (7 to 4), Calgary (17 to 9), Boston (18 to 11), Islanders (20 to 16), and Ottawa (24 to 20). Teams falling include Nashville (10 to 13), Toronto (11 to 14), Minnesota (5 to 15), Tampa (15 to 19), and Vancouver (16 to 21). Rank Last Week Team AdjWinP SchedStr Power Rank 1 2 Buffalo…

November 21, 2006
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The Goalie Dilemma in Ottawa

This past summer the Ottawa Senators decided to make a statement in the free agent market by signing Martin Gerber to a 3 year, $3.7 million per year contract hopefully ending all of their goaltending issues they seem to have always had. I didn’t like the deal at the time and next summer we will all find out why. The Senators have about $34.5 million in salary cap space already…

November 21, 2006
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Game Predictions – 11/21/2006

Just 3 games tonight but with a potentially very good game in the east and two marquis matchups out west tonight is a good night to make a hockey night. Here in the east we have the New York Rangers facing the Carolina Hurricanes. Both of these teams have had their ups and downs so far this year but both are potentially elite eastern conference teams. And out west we…

November 21, 2006
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Game Predictions -11/20/2006

Here are the game predictions for tonights games. I was a little surprised that Ottawa came out the predicted winner over Minnesota but hey, the algorithm knows better than me. The rest are pretty much as expected. Home Team FairHTOdds Road Team FairRTOdds Predicted Winner Confidence Boston -144 Florida 130 Boston Good Buffalo -258 Tampa Bay 161 Buffalo Strong Philadelphia 133 Pittsburgh -149 Pittsburgh Good Columbus 145 Nashville -183 Nashville…

November 20, 2006
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Game Predictions – 11/19/2006

Here are the game predictions for tonights games. Home Team FairHTOdds Road Team FairRTOdds Predicted Winner Confidence NY Rangers 130 Tampa Bay -144 Tampa Bay Good Anaheim -333 Phoenix 170 Anaheim Strong Vancouver -161 Chicago 138 Vancouver Good

November 19, 2006
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Game Predictions – 11/18/2006

As usual for Saturady night we have a full slate of games and several of them should be quite good. First off, you can probably skip the afternoon game between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Not too much exciting about that. The rematch between Buffalo and Ottawa could be good though. The game on Wednesday was quite entertaining and it will be interesting to see if Ottawa comes out playing hard…

November 18, 2006
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Game Predictions – 11/17/2006

 Here are the predictions for tonights games.  Ottawa is up against a tough New Jersey to see if they can continue the process of breaking out of their slump.  For an interconference game the Altanta-Dallas game should be a good one as both teams are talented teams.  And in the west, we have the battle of the streaks as 5 game winning streak on the line against Detroit who is…

November 17, 2006
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Game Predictions – 11/16/2006

   Wow.  What a night last night.  Four of the bottom 5 teams in the east won and 3 of them defeated one of the top 5 or 6 teams in the league.  Quite a night for significant upsets.  Here are the predictions for tonights games.  To too many real important or exciting rivalry games.  Toronto-Boston might be good and Minnesota-Nashville should be good but I really can’t get too…

November 16, 2006
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