2012 NHL All-Star Game Ballot Released

Jonathan Willis
November 10 2011 05:00PM

The NHL released its annual All-Star Game fan ballot today, which means it’s time to look over the list and see which players were undeservedly included and which ones were unfairly ignored.

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Leafs Would Be Justified In Adding Another Goalie

Jonathan Willis
November 10 2011 08:53AM

Two vastly different takes on the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltending situation caught my eye this morning. Over at the Leafs’ official site, Mike Ulmer argues that Gustavsson just needs more time – he’s played just 74 career NHL games, and the Leafs can’t be certain yet of what exactly they have in him. At Pension Plan Puppets, on the other hand, JP Nikota opens his piece this morning with the words, “Jonas Gustavsson has got to go.”

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The Weight of Expectations

Danny Gray
November 10 2011 08:38AM


The Leafs have started the month of November 2-2. Now feels like an appropriate time to remind everyone about the cognitive bias known as anchoring.

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Can Teams Win By Taking Higher Quality Shots?

Jonathan Willis
November 09 2011 11:05PM

Shot quality is a hot-button issue among people who spend time trying to learn about the game of hockey through statistical analysis.

Intuitively, we all know that shot quality exists. A quick blast from center ice immediately prior to a line change is far less likely to score than a superstar taking a shot on a breakaway. The question, then, isn’t whether shot quality exists – we know it does – but whether teams can use it to help them win games.

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And how would you like to regress today, Mr. Bond?

Cam Charron
November 09 2011 01:32PM

Probably the most unfortunate thing about the start of the new NHL season, other than all the hope and promise that accompanies your new team with its new additions, is all the hope and promise that comes when a team manages to string together a few wins in October.

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