Weekly Top 10 – Best Goalies

Every week I am going to post a Top 10 list of some sort. This week it is the NHL’s top 10 goalies. Martin Brodeur – It is hard to argue against this guy. He’s accomplished pretty much everything in his career and at age 33 he still has a lot of hockey ahead of him. He has led New Jersey to 3 Stanley Cups, and Team Canada to Olympic…

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Game Predictions 10/14/2004

Ok, got back on track last night going 4-2 which is right on the 65-70% success rate I am hoping to achieve. Here are tonights game predictions. Home Team Road Team Predicted Winner Confidence Philadelphia Pittsburgh Philadelphia Good Atlanta Toronto Pick N/A Minnesota Vancouver Vancouver Some Colorado Chicago Colorado Strong Edmonton Dallas Edmonton Good Anaheim Columbus Anaheim Strong

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Game Predictions 10/13/2005

I new it would happen. I first day I post predictions things go bad and I go 1 for 4. Hopefully I had enough disclaimers, especially about it being very early in the season to make predictions. In any event, we move on to tonights predictions. If things don’t go well tonight I am going to pause posting any more predictions until more games have been played and predictions are…

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Game Predictions 10/12/2005

This morning saw the debut of the HockeyAnalysis.com Power Rankings and this afternoon I debut the second HockeyAnalysis.com feature. Game predictions. I was reluctant to debut this so early in the season because these game predictions are determined mathematically based on what teams have done up to this point in the season and since the season is only a week old the predictions may be unreliable. But over the past…

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Power Rankings – October 12, 2005

Here is the first edition of the HockeyAnalysis.com NHL Power Rankings. Unlike other power rankings that you see on both mainstream media and hockey fan websites this version of power rankings is 100% non-biased. I have developed a formula to rank teams based on each teams won-loss record, toughness (or weakness) of schedule, as well as a few other factors. Since the season is still quite young there are a…

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Home/Road game strategies

This is my first, of hopefully many, article involving more in depth statistical analysis. I’d like to hear everyone’s thoughts on it and what sort of things they would find interesting to look at. I am working on devising a statistical method to accurately predict which team will win an upcoming game as well as a Power Rankings formula, both of which I hope to unveil in a few weeks…

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Devils vs. Penguins

The season started with a bang in New Jersey last night. Sidney Crosby got his first taste of NHL action, the new look Pittsburgh offense made it’s debut, and New Jersey’s new defense was showcased as well. Here’s what I thought of the game: Pittsburgh: This team can put some pressure on the net! The first half of the first period was spent on the Pittsburgh powerplay, and the puck…

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Leafs-Senators and other Hockey Notes

I watched all of the Leafs-Sens game last night as well as some portions of several other games. Here are my random thoughts from what I saw. Leafs Overall they looked very good and only some weak defensive play resulting in Alfredsson’s second goal put a damper on an otherwise good night. If they can play like that every game they will have a very good season. They looked big,…

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Tracking the New NHL's offense

The “New” NHL is less than 2 hours away and it is time to really see what effect the new rules will have on the game. To do this I have created a tracking table to track this years goals per game average vs that of 2003-04. I hope to keep it updated frequently, especially early in the season, and will make the first update tomorrow. If you are interested…

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Why the Leafs won't Suck

There seems to be a common thread when discussing the Leafs chances this upcoming season. That thread is that the Leafs will struggle to make the playoffs. I seriously disagree with that claim. The basis for that claim is that they lost way too much talent and the guys they brought in are just way too injury prone. But let’s look at each player that has left and gone and…

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