Game Predictions 11/4/2006

Here are some games I think are the most important and/or most worth watching are: Toronto-Buffalo – Buffalo has historically killed Toronto and a major reason why the Leafs missed the playoffs last year was their horrific record against Buffalo and Ottawa. This hopefully will be seen as a big test for the them and they will come out playing hard. Ottawa-Carolina – Probably the two best regular season eastern conference teams last year have both struggled at times this season. I am not sure either have looked like top Cup contenders yet. Minnesota-Nashville – Two of the top teams

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Game Predictions 11/3/2006

Four games on schedule tonight. Washington-Atlanta should be an entertaining game to watch with a couple of highly talented players on both teams. Dallas and Edmonton should be an excellent game to watch as well as these teams have a bit of a history and both are quality teams. Calgary desperately needs to break out of their slump against an equally slumping Columbus team and Anaheim gets their turn to beat up on the Phoenix Coyotes. Home Team FairHTOdds Road Team FairRTOdds Predicted Winner Confidence Washington -114 Atlanta 113 Washington Some Columbus -129 Calgary 122 Columbus Some Edmonton 103 Dallas

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Even Strength Player Ratings for this season

Yesterday I presented my even strength player ranking system and rankings for last season which clearly created some controversy. Hopefully when I present this years rankings I can clear up a bit more of the concerns that people have with the system. I know some people found some of the results difficult to believe but if I can show some consistency from year to year I think that should help show the value that this rating system can have. So first let me start off by showing the top 40 rated players from this season. Player Team Offense Rating Offense

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NHL Game Predictions 11/2/2006

Here are the algorithms predictions for tonights games. Not really a whole lot of games to get excited about tonight. Vancouver-Minnesota should be enteratining and is important in the standings. Considering how tight the Atlantic division is the Devils-Islanders game is fairly important too though not much else to really draw me in to watching it. Home Team FairHTOdds Road Team FairRTOdds Predicted Winner Confidence Boston 148 Buffalo -194 Buffalo Strong Philadelphia -135 Tampa Bay 126 Philadelphia Good Carolina 127 Montreal -137 Montreal Good New Jersey -142 NY Islanders 129 New Jersey Good Florida -139 Toronto 128 Florida Good St.

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My Player Ranking System and last years ratings

When developing my player ranking system I wanted to isolate the ability of an individual player as much as I can and best factor out both who the player is playing with and who they are playing against. I don’t know how many times I hear things like ‘but he has to face the opponent’s best players’ and things like that when people try to analyze how a player is doing. So I am trying to eliminate that. For now I am going to spare you all of the gory details of the process I took but basically I looked

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Game Predictions 11/1/2006

There are eight games on the schedule tonight including some good/important ones. Carolina visits Atlanta in a game which likely will be part of the battle for the south east division lead. Toronto takes on Tampa in a games which come seasons end will likely be important as I can definitely see Toronto and Tampa in the playoff race for the last playoff spot or two like last season. Out west Calgary desperately tries to get their game back on track against a good team in Detroit. And finally, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles is a game between rebuilding with lots

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