May 14 2013 01:12PM


If all the annoying ads, tweets and articles haven't broken your free will - perhaps the start of StreakCred 2013.2 will convince you to join. For the second round of playoffs we have a whole new round of prizes and the entry cost is only $10.

People who signed up for round 1 continue on as though nothing has happened competing for the same prizes including the grand prize of a trip for two to Munich for Oktoberfest.

People who have been avoiding signing up "because the game looks dumb" or "because I don't pay for stuff on the internet" now have a chance to get involved.

There has never been a better time to join up and help the MS Bike Tour and the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society.

Sign up for Round Two of StreakCred here.

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Jason Gregor
May 14 2013 12:34PM

Whoever drafts Sean Monahan will be getting a very driven, mature and intelligent young man. I spoke with the projected top-ten pick and I came away very impressed.

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Is it time for larger nets?

Jonathan Willis
May 14 2013 11:46AM

NHL goaltenders have been improving, year-over-year, in nearly every season since the league started tracking save percentage. In the early 1980’s, an NHL team could expect to score 13 goals for every 100 shots it took; today, they can expect to score on less than nine.

Are bigger nets the answer?

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Sam Gagner vs. size

Jonathan Willis
May 13 2013 02:21PM

Does Sam Gagner struggle in games against bigger teams?

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Jason Gregor
May 13 2013 10:35AM

Photo: Michael Miller/Wikimedia

Henrik Zetterberg had no goals through the first give games of the Ducks/Wings series, but with his team down 3-2, Zetterberg showed up when it mattered most and potted 3 goals and 5 points in the final two games as the Wings upset the Ducks.

There is no doubt you need depth to win in the playoffs, but if your star players don't produce, it is unlikely your team will win. The Ducks got great production from depth guys like Emerson Etem, Nick Bonino and Kyle Palmieri (combined for 9 goals and 14 points), but their leading goal scorer in the regular season, Corey Perry, had no goals and only two points.

Zetterberg elevated his game when the Wings needed it, while Perry couldn't deliver for the Ducks. In his previous 43 playoff games Perry had 18 goals and 40 points, and he proved he could produce when it mattered most, but he couldn't this year and it cost the Ducks.

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