Rookie Tournament Postgame: Leafs prospects fall to the Canadiens

The first game of this year’s rookie tournament got underway at the MasterCard Center in Toronto. The Leafs ran the following lines. Forwards Grundstrom – Winquist – Bracco Marchment – Dupuy – Korostelev Dzierkals – Bobylev – Pospisil Piccinich – McGregor – Coskey Defense Nielsen – Rasanen Middleton – Liljegren Duquette – Mattinen Smart –…


Future Star Friday: Frederik Gauthier

You may refer to him as ‘The Goat’. Or maybe you know him as ‘Mr. Puzzle’. Whatever you call him, the once-maligned first rounder has become one of the most loveable characters in the Leafs organization. When Frederik Gauthier was chosen 21st overall back in 2013, it was understood that his ceiling was that of…


An Introduction To SQL Using Hockey Stats

While hockey statistics work is often done with languages like R or Python that require a reasonable amount of programming knowledge to take advantage of, there are simpler tools that can be used to accomplish many tasks.  I still use spreadsheets for a significant chunk of the stats work I do.  However, managing data in…


TLN Top Prospect Rankings 2017: #4 Jeremy Bracco

I would like to make it public knowledge that I fleeced Adam Laskaris by trading him the rights to JD Greenway’s prospect rankings piece and one GIF of JD Greenway for the right to the Jeremy Bracco piece. Don’t let him tell you that he was just doing me a favour because I don’t check…


The Roundup

Auston Matthews just an average shooter; Flames have cap flexibility now; 3 questions remain for Oilers heading into the season; Jets extend coach and GM; Offer sheets, Dylan Larkin, Bo Horvat, Rookie tournament previews and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the Daily Dugout.