NHLNumbers Podcast Episode 4

NHLnumbers Podcast
December 08 2011 10:03AM



The first three episodes of the NHLNumbers podcast focused mostly on definitions and theory in general. In episode four, we move on to applying what we've talked about to particular teams/players/news in the league. This week, we decided to focus on the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers - a couple of clubs with a lot to talk about and great writers to talk with. Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and ESPN as well as Geoff Detweiler of Broadstreet Hockey stop by to share their insights.  

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To The Line, But Not Out: When your gut predicts a goal

Danny Gray
December 07 2011 01:17PM


Immediately after Carl Gunnarsson whiffed on a point shot early in overtime against the Devils, I got that feeling. You know the one I’m talking about; that sensation of feeling your stomach plummet into your feet.  My palms got a little clammier, my heart began beating a little faster. Before I could verbalize anything the puck was behind Reimer and the remote was across the room.

If you watch enough hockey you will experience this phenomena at least a few times each game, more so if you happen to be a Flames fan.  How exactly does your body know something bad is about to happen before your brain does?

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Liar liar: Jonas Gustavsson's phantom Saturday start

Cam Charron
December 06 2011 08:55AM


Kevin McGran, in his story about James Reimer getting Saturday's start in Boston, wrote that head coach Ron Wilson had been only "indicating that Reimer would only back up in Boston." At Friday's practice, the Leafs coach said that "more than likely [the starter] is going to be [Jonas] Gustavsson".

Later in the same scrum, Wilson replied to a question whether he was "being definitive" in the selection of the starting goalie with "I'm not being definitive on anything."

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NHL Realignment Approved

Jonathan Willis
December 05 2011 10:02PM

The NHL announced last night that its Board of Governors were able to come to an agreement on a realignment of the league, one that will abolish the current East/West system and instead create four different conferences.

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Phil Kessel and possession totals

Cam Charron
December 05 2011 03:59PM

Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul currently sit at one and three in the NHL in scoring with a very successful first quarter to the season. Offensively, that is. On defense, there is still a lot of work to be done.

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