Friday March 7, 2014
We love stats, and we love hockey. But some hockey stats aren't telling you what you think they're telling you. Here, we take a look at four stats that you should probably stop paying attention to.
This is also kind of related to our column just after the Olympics about Team Canada and how they demonstrated that the best defense in hockey is actually playing offense.
In the end, it's all about puck possession. Scoring goals is the name of the game, and you can't score goals unless you have the puck.
Wednesday March 5, 2014
A lot of big names changed teams before the NHL's trade deadline on Wednesday, and the biggest deal of the day saw Martin St. Louis go to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Callahan and a couple of draft picks.
It's a big winner for the Rangers, and we break down all of the reasons why right here.
Also on Wednesday Thomas Vanek joined the Montreal Canadiens, Matt Moulson went to Minnesota, and Jaroslav Halak was dealt to Washington.
Ryan Kesler remains in Vancouver, while the New Jersey Devils did not trade goaltender Martin Brodeur.
Friday February 28, 2014
A lot of trades will be made before the NHL trade deadline. Some of them will work out, some of them will not.
What's the best way to increase your chances of being on the right side of a deal? Know what to look for and understand the risks that come with every trade, especially rentals.
Sometimes a cold streak can make a sound trade look like a dud. Sometimes the guy that nobody is talking about at the trade deadline can be the best player to pick up. And those draft picks they get exchanged? Sometimes they are nothing more than some magic beans.
You can read about all of that and more by clicking here.
We also looked at five players that are likely to be on the move before the NHL trade deadline.
One player that will not be on the move is New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi. He signed a six-year, $33 million contract extension with the Rangers on Friday.
Friday February 28, 2014
The NHL trade deadline is less than a week away and the league's 30 general managers are no doubt burning up the phone lines working on the right deal to put their team over the top.
We already discussed three teams that are in desperate need of an in-season makeover, so let's now take a look at five big-name players that could be on the move. There's a couple of team captains, a franchise goalie, and a former 40-goal scorer on the list.