The Playoff Prediction Project

Jonathan Willis
April 12 2011 02:19PM



The regular season is ended. Now cometh upon us the time of the playoff.

Not coincidentally, the time of playoff prediction is here.

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Lucky 13 – Final Standings

Jonathan Willis
April 10 2011 09:18PM

With the Oilers’ overtime loss to Colorado, we’ve reached the final marker of the regular season. Not only does that mean the Oilers are done playing hockey for the year, but it also means that it’s time to see who the winner of the Lucky 13 contest is.

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The Myth of Shelter Island

Jonathan Willis
April 08 2011 01:50PM

For reasons I can’t quite figure out, the myth that Nikolai Khabibulin played tough opponents while Devan Dubnyk got carefully selected starts still has advocates around these parts. I don’t understand it.

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The Goaltending Plan

Jonathan Willis
April 07 2011 09:51PM

My heart almost stopped this morning as I read the subheading on Joanne Ireland’s Edmonton Journal article.

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Ryan Whitney and PDO

Jonathan Willis
April 02 2011 04:45PM

At plus-12, he’s the lone Oiler in double-digits by plus-minus, and has more than double the next best player (Ales Hemsky, plus-5).

Ryan Whitney’s spectacular plus/minus on a spectacularly bad team has garnered a lot of attention, even from people who don’t generally believe in plus/minus. I’ve quoted myself above, but the numbers has shown up in the columns of most of the local papers – from the Sun to the Journal.

Is it important, or is it a mirage?

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