May 25 2014 01:44PM
I've been working on this NHL draft selection database on and off over the past year. I've simply referred to it as a 'Draftbook'. It took a while to build it, clean it up, and then decide what to do with it... but now that it's 'finished' I've decided to simply post it online for everyone to download and use.
So what is it? Well, it's a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet of every player that has been drafted into the NHL since 1963. Data fields include draft position, player names, player positions, teams, height, weight, amateur teams and amateur leagues.
May 25 2014 09:27AM
In a clash of two amazing teams the Kings are besting the Blackhawks. How come?
May 24 2014 09:52AM
The Marlies are off until Monday. I have a weird High School reunion-esque thing to go to today, and probably have little time to do much else other than write a mailbag. In unrelated news, hey have this mailbag!
...that sounded selfish. The mailbag shouldn't be the "Jeff is too distracted to do research" thing. Besides, I like answering questions. I just really suck at these introduction paragraphs. That's what it really comes down to. You're probably better off just hitting "read more", or scrolling down. I know I'm going to do that right... now.
May 23 2014 09:31PM
Heading into tonights game, the Texas Stars' home ice advantage had some prior history on its side. They haven't lost a playoff game at home this season. Their opponents haven't beat them in Cedar Park since November 2012. They've only lost 9 of 42 home games this year on the whole. It's a scary situation to be in, and especially when you're the underdog. But the Toronto Marlies know all about overcoming the odds this year, and continued their run of unfathomable success, getting outshot by 31 but outscoring their opponents 5-1.
May 23 2014 02:48PM
It's Friday again and I know how much you guys look forward to the weekly Nation Drafts update! As expected, I have absolutely nothing happening in my pool since the only player I have left is Drew Doughty. It's a sad state of affairs. I can't even blame Chris Kelly anymore since the Bruins are out. The only thing that would make me happy is if one of you had Dan Carcillo on your roster since he, quite possibly, got the dumbest 10 game suspension in the history of ice. Elbowing a linesman for reasons unknown? Genius!