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Tracking Technology Will Forever Change the NHL

From the kids playing on the pond arguing over which of their heroes are superior, to executives at the highest level of the NHL making difficult decisions, analyzing hockey players has always been an incredibly subjective exercise. This is probably most evident when it comes to voting for the NHL awards, where a goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position…


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The Vezina Trophy Race

The 2014-15 NHL season has already started to heat up, with most teams gearing up for the stretch of the final 25 or so games. The trade deadline is almost upon us.  Games will be tighter, points will be more scarce, superstars will be depended upon for scoring, and above all, goalies will be working to keep the pucks out…


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LWOS Mid-Season NHL Awards 2015

The turning of the calender to 2015 means not only the start of a new year, but also that we’re approaching the back half of the NHL season, when the games start to matter and the playoff races really heat up. It also means that it’s time to look back at the first 41 games of the 2014-15 season and…


Nashville Predators v Toronto Maple Leafs

Nashville Predators: Gone Hunting

The Nashville Predators have been playing amazing so far into the 2014-15 season. They are currently leading their Central division, and stand second overall in the Western Conference with a 15-5-2 record, good for 32 points. Since coming in to the NHL in 1998, the Preds have been an on and off team with five straight years of no playoffs…


Phoenix Coyotes v Nashville Predators

Why the Nashville Predators Will Push for the Playoffs

After making the post-season in seven of eight campaigns, a stretch that ran from 2004 through 2012, the Nashville Predators have failed to qualify for two consecutive seasons. This could be associated with a few things, including but not limited to the health of star goaltender Pekka Rinne, an always improving Western Conference, and lack of offensive support up front….


Washington Capitals v Nashville Predators

Hunting Without Headlines: Nashville Predators Have Potential to be Dangerous

The main sporting concept that became popularized out of the book/movie combo of Moneyball, was the idea of replacing a big piece with multiple little ones. When the Oakland Athletics lost Johnny Damon, Billy Beane threw away the traditional route of replacing him like for like, and found a number of players who could fill the gap that Damon had…


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NHL Rumors: Trade Brewing Between Nashville and Anaheim?

It’s rare when you see an NHL starting goalie traded mid-season. It usually requires a perfect storm of a team in dire need of goaltending help and another team with a glut of goaltending talent. Added to that you also need to find two teams willing to actually deal with each other while staying within the boundaries of the salary…


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