New Look and more upgrades coming

You have probably already noticed the new look of this blog/website. I think the new look is much cleaner and less cluttered and hopefully is easier on the eyes when reading. If you have any comments/suggestions feel free to post them here. I also want to add that this is probably just the start of the upgrades and I hope to be adding some interesting new stuff in the coming days (and maybe weeks). During this time you may experience site access interruptions but don’t fear, we’ll be back soon enough.

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Is Parity good for the NHL?

Last season there were seven eastern conference teams between 86 and 94 points. As I write this there are seven eastern conference teams within one game of .500 hockey and another nine in the western conference. That is the kind of parity the NHL seems to have been striving for with the new CBA, salary cap and all. But is it good for hockey? Is it good for promoting the sport? Of the major North American team sports the NFL is probably tops followed by MLB, the NBA and finally hockey. The NFL is kind of a unique entity in

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Re-introducing stats.hockeyanalysis.com

Well, after a couple of days of work I have managed to re-design my stats website which to be honest, was pretty much non-existant and/or non-usable before this update. I have put the power rankings, player rankings, and adjusted hits/giveaways/takeaways, and player on ice/off ice and with/without teammate and against/not against opponent data on that website. In a few days I will migrate much of that off of this blog site and move it there where it will be easier to update which means far more frequent updates. For the regulars to this website, please head over there and take

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Vehemently awful?

The Leafs have struggled at times this year but is it really fair to call the Leafs “vehemently awful” as Howard Berger does today? If vehemently awful describes a team which is 6-5-2 when not playing a team with a 13-1 record, what adjectives would you use to describe the Washington Capitals who are 2-9-1 in their last dozen games? The Leafs are not without problems but to call them vehemently awful is probably something only a vehemently biased member of the media would write or say, particularly when you follow that up with “emerging catastrophe.” As for my opinion,

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NHL Power Rankings – November 6, 2007

Here are this weeks Power Rankings. I think a lot of people before the seasons figured that Ottawa would have a good chance to be the top ranked team but I doubt anyone would have bet that teams 2, 3 and 4 would have been Carolina, Montreal and Columbus. When one looks at Philadelphia’s record you see 16 points in 13 games which isn’t too bad especially when compared to last year but in reality things aren’t looking so good. Last night they were shut out by the offensively challenged NY Rangers who managed to get 45 shots on goalie

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Handicapping the Forsberg Sweepstakes

With Peter Forsberg set to play for Sweden in a small tournament in Finland (Karjala Cup) next week and set to make a decision on returning to his NHL career shortly after I think it is time to take a look at the possible destinations. There are potentially three significant factors that will influence where Forsberg will end up playing: The ability of the team to win the Stanley Cup When you are a player who can pretty much decide to play wherever you want you will naturally gravitate towards choosing a team who can win. This is particularly true

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