Leafs Point Projections: The Rest

Robert Vollman
October 29 2012 04:51PM

It's time for our third and final piece of looking at different statistical ways to project how many points each of the Maple Leafs will score.

If you're just tuning in, we explained our methodology in more detail in our first piece, which covered the top-six forwards.  We followed that up with a look at the defensemen and finally we'll take a look at the remaining, secondary forwards.

Nikolai Kulemin

How does Nikolai Kulemin drop from 30 goals and 57 points to just 7 goals and 28 points?  While we can't be completely sure, we do know that losing over two minutes of ice-time per game, almost all of it on the power play, taking just 1.5 shots per game instead of 2.1, and scoring on just a terribly unlucky 6.5% of them instead of a lucky 17.3% are all things that certainly wouldn't help.

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Does Tyler Bozak carry some trade value?

Cam Charron
October 29 2012 10:56AM

A real odd thing happened Saturday night.

Vancouver Province beat-writer Jason Botchford was interacting with some Canucks fans on Twitter, appeared to be warming the West Coast fan base to the prospect of Tyler Bozak joining the Canucks:

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Leafs Prospect Update: October 29th, 2012

Justin Fisher
October 28 2012 10:51PM

In case you weren't aware, Morgan Rielly is good at hockey.

Every Monday, our man Justin Fisher will break down the weekend that was for various Leaf prospects in college and Canadian junior hockey.

Well, this is embarrassing. My first day on the job, and it’s been a relatively uneventful weekend for Leafs prospects. A goal here, an assist there... and I was hoping to report on a 5-point night from Tyler Biggs. Oh well. 

First, the good news: Morgan Rielly is the top scoring defenceman in the WHL after putting up 2 assists in a 3-2 Moose Jaw overtime loss to Medicine Hat on Sunday night. That’s 20 points in 16 games for the Leafs’ top prospect.

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KHL Highlights: Grabovski and Datsyuk. Just enjoy it while it lasts...

Steve Dangle
October 28 2012 09:37PM

Mikhail Grabovski (or Mikhail Grabovsky as the KHL likes to call him) looks damn fine playing with Pavel Datsyuk. Also check out former New York Rangers pick Tomas Zaborsky lighting up for 4 goals in one game.


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Best of the Nation - 10.28.12

Jonathan Willis
October 28 2012 10:54AM

After the jump: a look at the best prospects for the 2013 Draft, discussing trade rumours, the lockout and solutions to it, following injuries around the league, and much more.

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