The importance of a hot start to an NHL season, rejecting the notion of the Predators trading Shea Weber, analysis of the Oilers season so far, Tyler Bozak’s performance as a top-six center, Kimmo Timonen’s decline and much more.
GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe examines the importance of an NHL team having a strong start to the season.
BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on the player perspective regarding the value of “zone entries” as a hockey stat.
PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert’s kinda-sorta NHL power rankings.
THE COPPER & BLUE: Derek Zona with a template for the remainder of the Edmonton Oilers season.
MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow looks at previous bad runs by some NHL teams since 2005-06 and how they still made the playoffs.
PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Steve Burtch explains why Tyler Bozak is an awful top-six center.
THE CHECKING LINE: Alicia Sprenkle on the decline of Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen.
SILVER SEVEN SENS: Analysis of Chris Neil’s slow start.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Eric Daoust lists the most productive salary cap bargain players.
THE PEERLESS PROGNOSTICATOR: Finally, those fancy hockey stats are explained!