July 27 2011 08:00PM
Comparing players is, at best, an inexact science. To find comparables for a player like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is exceedingly difficult – not only is he a unique enough talent to go first overall in the NHL Draft, but our access to data is limited. For a statistical comparison, essentially we’re relying on two years’ worth of games played, goals, assists and total points.
In other words, the following exercise – where I identify draft picks with similar numbers to Nugent-Hopkins – is a flawed one. All it does is give us a snapshot of players with similar offensive production at the same point in their career as Nugent-Hopkins, without consideration for style, intangibles, team strength, defensive play, or any of the rest of it.
July 27 2011 06:58PM
The Edmonton Oilers keep walking away with the most attractive items at the draft--at least among draft eligibles.
July 26 2011 04:42PM
According to a report on TSN's website, Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin is abandoning the appeal of an extreme DUI and speeding conviction and will begin serving his sentence.
July 26 2011 12:37PM
What in the sweet holy hell? No articles in over 40 hours? What is this a hockey website during the middle of the offseason?
No, no, no. This simply won't do at all.
July 24 2011 07:16PM
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This week's episode includes Kent Wilson, Scott Reynolds, Gabe Desjardins, Corey Graham, a rebroadcast of an interview with Tom Renney and as always the incomparable Lowetide.