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…

November 4, 2006
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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…

November 3, 2006
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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…

November 2, 2006
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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…

November 2, 2006
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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…

November 1, 2006
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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…

November 1, 2006
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