Why Worry?

Lowetide
August 19 2011 09:12PM

Word today that Hockey Night In Canada's coverage of Edmonton Oiler games will be lower this season is causing some heartache. One question: Why?

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BIG SHOW II: RYAN SMYTH CHECKS IN

Robin Brownlee
August 19 2011 05:55PM

Hockey talk might be a tough sell with summer winding down and the temperature going up Saturday, but I'll break into TEAM 1260 studios one more time and give it a shot with what I think is a solid roster of guests in the latest edition of Nation Radio at noon.

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ADVANCED STATS: DO THE MATH . . . OR NOT

Robin Brownlee
August 18 2011 11:23PM

Some hockey fans put a lot of weight in advanced statistics. Other people, not so much. The debate about the value of all the numbers out there, or lack of same, and which ones are useful in evaluating players is fodder for countless websites, including this one.

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You Don't Know What You Don't Know

Lowetide
August 18 2011 10:34PM

Hockey's Future has their latest Oiler top 20 list up (courtesy Lawrence Bailey) and it's an interesting and informative list. It gives the reader a nice overview of each player and where they stand in the organization. I mention it because it brings up one of my favorite subjects: how best to evaluate a prospect.

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NHL Announces US National TV Schedule

Chemmy
August 18 2011 12:38PM

 

 

The NHL announced the games that'll be shown on Versus/NBC this year and the list is pretty bizarre. There are some teams with a ton of appearances that make sense. The four way tie for second place between Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Washington sees them with 14 potential appearances each. They're all major ratings draws due to being in large American hockey markets, having recent success and/or having Crosby and Ovechkin.

In first place is the New York Rangers with 16 potential appearances which makes little to no sense. The Rangers will be mediocre again like they are every year and despite NYC being the largest US media market most people outside of New York hate NYC and the Rangers.

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