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Those of you familiar with baseball statistics may be aware of Pythagorean wins. If you hate math, skip to the next paragraph. The idea is as follows: if a team scores as many goals as they let in, chances are they should have exactly a .500 record. If they score more goals than they let in, their winning percentage should move higher according to some mathematical relationship. Bill James determined that the relationship for baseball is runs scored squared divided by runs scored squared less runs allowed squared.
Just minutes ago, the NHL debuted its advertising plan for the upcoming season entitled ‘my NHL’. Heres what its about.
With all that flaming from the Northeast division, its time to look to the western side of things, so lets take a look at the Northwest on an unbias view…
Well.. According to the Vancouver Sun. Matt Cooke has signed a 3 year 4.6 million dollar deal. That gives him 1.53 million a year. He got what he wanted, cause he wanted to be the 4th highest paid forward on the canucks. He beat Trevor Lindon who is at 1.52 million. But this makes Vancouver’s third line of
According to Sportsnet.ca Jason York has decided to play in Switzerland with an out clause in his contract.
He will be playing in Europe until a NHL comes looking for his services.
Today Alexei Yashin officially became the Islanders 10th captain in its history. With Peca now playing for the Oilers, the Islanders needed someone to step in and fill the leadership void. One has to wonder how well the Islanders can do this year with Yashin as their undisputed leader. His heart and leadership have always been questioned, especially with recent playoff performances, and especially when he played for the Senators against the Maple Leafs.
We can welcome him back into the nhl because he has officially signed a 2 year 7.6 million dollar contract.
After a week of training camp, a few scrimmages, an inter-squad game, and one pre-season tilt, the early signs say the Toronto Maple Leafs may struggle. Here are some reasons why.
There has been lots of talk about Ottawa being so strong, Boston being better than last year, and Toronto (at least their die hard / unrealistic fans) making a legitamate shot despite the loss of depth and veteran leadership. The truth is that many sports writters and hockey fans are writting off Montreal or not taking them seriously.
According to TSN.ca right winger Milan Hejduk of the Colorado Avalanche under went arthroscopic knee surgery. He is excepted to miss a few weeks.
Here is the article for more info.
The Business with Arthur Griffith on Mojo radio in Vancouver is reporting that the Canucks and Matt Cooke are on the verge of announcing that he has signed a three year contract (no numbers were discussed).
TSN.ca reports that Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland suggested that Pavel Dastyuk may return to Detroit in the coming week.
According to the Hockey News, they can. The moves they made to shore up their D, deepen their farm system with strong drafts and trades, and getting perhaps the best player in the world are good reasons why the team has a strong chance to win.