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The Hockey Writers Jul 12, 2019

NHL Rumors: Canucks, Blackhawks, Stars, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news out of Vancouver as it pertains to both Sven Baertschi and Loui Eriksson, the Dallas Stars are trying to trade a defenseman, the Chicago Blackhawks shopping a forward and the Nashville Predators are rethinking the notion of moving Kyle Turris. Baertschi Will Be Ready, Eriksson Has a […] The post NHL Rumors: Canucks, Blackhawks, Stars, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
On the Forecheck Jul 8, 2019
Analytics Corner: We’re Going Streaking

Analytics Corner: We’re Going Streaking

Analyzing “streakiness” (and defending Craig Smith) During my daily perusal of #PredsTwitter, I recently saw a spate of suggestions that Kyle Turris should move to wing on the second line, and Craig Smith be moved to the third line. Any of you that follow me by now are used to my rants—Craig Smith has played consistently well the last few years, and he shouldn’t be moved. The criticism for him—as well as Filip Forsberg—is that both of them are “streaky” (be warned: I’m going to use the terms “streaky” and “streakiness” a bunch, so settle in). In fact, despite...
On the Forecheck Jul 4, 2019
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: The Land of the Free

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: The Land of the Free

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Nashville Predators News & Notes It’s been fairly quiet on the home front since the Poile presser on Monday. Other Hockey News & Notes Canadiens’ Bergevin still has chance to make team better after Aho miss | SportsnetIs Big Buff Bergevin going to offer sheet Point or Marner? Or is he going to settle for old Kyle Turris? Who’s left? Top remaining unrestricted free agents for the NHL off-season | TSNHere’s a look at what’s left in free agency. Poile’s pretty much signaled that the Preds are done (with UFA signings at least), but I...

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