On Mike Zigomanis and the quest for a #3 centre

Cam Charron
July 13 2011 04:39PM

 

 

The Toronto Maple Leafs were third worst in the NHL in penalty killing last season at 77.4 per cent success rate, ahead of just Edmonton and Colorado. This doesn't equal a complete retooling of defensive personnel, as the pieces were there for success.

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The best defensive group in the league

Cam Charron
July 12 2011 09:50PM

 

 (Cam Charron continues to look at general NHL issues for us here at the Nations. This week, he investigates the Sharks new top-four defense rotation and wonders if it's one of the best in the league)

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On Brad Richards and the quest for a #1 centre

Cam Charron
July 06 2011 11:04AM

 

 

You can skip ahead, as long as you notify me when Brad Richards officially retires. Chances are, we won't see him all that much when he's kicking around the New York Rangers as a 40-year old, cane in one hand, fruitlessly pushing the puck ahead with his stick with the other.

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The Nashville Predators and the salary cap floor

Cam Charron
July 04 2011 03:14PM

The trade that sent Brett Lebda to the Nashville Predators is an intriguing one for two reasons, and the strategy behind the deal for both teams is one that we may see more often as rich teams attempt to maximize their spending money and lesser teams attempt to maximize the value they get from their players.

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The case for Niclas Bergfors

Cam Charron
June 27 2011 02:40PM

If you're like me, you might have gone and looked through the list of forwards at Behind The Net to find a few of the guys who performed well with good Corsi and Fenwick numbers but did not produce much due to low shooting percentages. One of the names among the many that pops up is that of Niclas Bergfors.

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