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2014-2015 Season Predictions

Hockey is almost back! Hurray! With the pointlessness of the preseason finally behind us, and with the start of the real games less than 24 hours away, I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring and offer my best

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Player Comparison Tool/Salary Generator

Every NHL contract negotiation will always feature at least 2 common events: 1) reporters listing off subjectively-determined comparable players to peg a player to a given salary (“He’s going to be looking for Andrew MacDonald money”); and 2) fans picking-and-choosing

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Round 2 Preview and Round 1 Review

The second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begin tonight (in 37 minutes at the moment I started writing this, to be precise), and after an exciting first round it’s nice not to have to wait even one night to

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2014 Playoff Predictions

Tomorrow night marks the start of the NHL playoffs and so to continue an annual tradition (once is a tradition, right?) I’ve put together the World Famous PuckPlusPlus Playoff Prediction Preview (hurray, alliteration). In the lockout shortened season, our model

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Round 2 Prediction Updates

Updated playoff odds based on our game prediction model are given in the table below. For those of you unfamiliar with the model, it uses each team’s Fenwick Close, Regressed Shooting Percentage and Regressed Save Percentage to predict single game

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Who To Cheer For in Game 7 and Initial Round 2 Odds

With all but one of the second round matchups fixed, here’s who fans of the teams playing Game 7s tonight should be cheering for, based on our playoff predictor model: Fans of Should Cheer For Odds to win 2nd round

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Save % Variance and Updated Predictions

Goaltender Game by Game Save % One of the things I’ve been interested in looking at is the idea of game-by-game goaltender save percentage. One of the problems, in my view, with save percentage as a metric is that it

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