Phil Kessel, better with Joffrey Lupul?

Cam Charron
August 18 2011 09:30PM



So far, we've looked at how Keith Aulie and Luke Schenn performed during the stretch run compared to their early season minutes. While in both cases there was some improvement for each young defenseman, both players saw their PDO's increase thanks to the stellar play of one James Reimer.

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When a horrible contract is not that horrible

Cam Charron
August 16 2011 03:13PM




There may not be a player in hockey whose positive on-ice performance is painted in such a negative due to his contract than Scott Gomez. Gomez is going to be 32 in December and makes a staggeringly Sather-esque $7.4M a season to be a serviceable two-way forward for the Montreal Canadiens. He scored just seven goals with 38 points this past season and was a minus-15. Yikes.

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Luke Schenn, better in front of Reimer

Cam Charron
August 10 2011 12:39PM



In Part I of this series, I explored whether Keith Aulie was better in his second call-up versus his first time up in the big leagues. The conclusion turned out to be symmetric with the hypothesis: Aulie played much better on both sides of the puck with Phaneuf in the second half of the season, his successes in offensive situations balancing out his defensive misgivings.

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Two-way forwards, Defensive forwards, and the Selke debate

Cam Charron
August 04 2011 09:20PM



A principle problem of mainstream hockey talk revolves around finding the right value for a defensive player. Evaluating a player's defensive attributes, unfortunately, falls into some pitfalls on the surface. It is absolutely impossible to watch every game and judge each player well defensively, which causes some problems when it comes to handing out individual awards at the end of the season.

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Keith Aulie, first call-up vs. second call-up

Cam Charron
August 04 2011 09:29AM



In a post earlier this summer, I posted adjusted Fenwick numbers for Toronto Maple Leafs this past season. Scroll to the comment section and there were requests to look at split-season statistics for a few players, which will be a feature I will be running throughout August on TLN.

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