The five most over-rated teams for 2013-14, the NHL’s top ten goaltenders, the worst 20 raw Corsi ratings, plus commentaries on the Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Senators, Wild and more.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: citing Vegas Insider’s odds, Walter McLaughlin lists the top five over-rated teams for 2013-14.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski ranks the top ten NHL goaltenders.
KUKLA’S KORNER: The worst 20 raw Corsi ratings for last season. Lots of Maple Leafs, Sabres and Oilers on this list.
HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: It’s a double dose of Andrew Berkshire. First, his “Fancy Stat Summer School” examines PDO, then examines the wisdom of Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin’s signing P.K. Subban to a two-year bridge contract.
BACKHAND SHELF: Dave Lozo with “16ish” ways to improve the NHL.
SILVER SEVEN SENS: A Senators fan still struggles with Daniel Alfredsson’s departure, as well as how she and her father became hockey fans through different teams, which are now linked via Alfredsson (Senators and Detroit Red Wings).
VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois wonders if the Maple Leafs can afford a “lame-duck” Phil Kessel this season.
MILE HIGH HOCKEY: Estimating the value of Paul Stastny.
FIRST ROUND BUST: Dan Shrader offers suggestions on how the Minnesota Wild should handle Dany Heatley this season.
THE COPPER & BLUE: Derek Zona continues to explore how NHL players from different countries performed last season.