1. Does Shooting Percentage Fluctuate In The NHL?

    One of the common topics of debate around Phil Kessel recently has been the fact that his shooting percentage took a very odd jump last season where he potted thirty-six goals. In his first two years in the NHL, on 383 shots, Kessel scored at a 7...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about almost 5 years ago 453 reads 0 comments

  2. This is Going to Hurt: The Impact of No Markov

    Last night the Habs opened the year with a thrilling 4-3 overtime win over the rival Toronto Maple Leafs.The end result was a positive, but one event that occured during the course of the game is one that really makes me wish for a do-over Thursday night.

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about almost 6 years ago 15 reads 0 comments

  3. NHL 2010 Entry Draft: Preseason Rankings

    Hello there again all my draft lovers,The amateur hockey seasons as well as the Euro leagues are just starting to get underway, and with that comes another year of watching those draft prospects as we watch the boys whose rights will be selected next June

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 3,492 reads 0 comments

  4. Breaking the Barriers: Hitting in Women's Hockey

    A recent article over at the Globe inspired me to write a new post.The piece debates the merits of introducing bodychecking to women's hockey, and I think it is a valid one.To take hitting out of hockey changes the game dramatically...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 1,085 reads 0 comments

  5. Bullet Points

    There has been a lot that has happened the last week or so, I started a very long post about Paul Kelly getting fired, but that before all the new fun stuff broke like Kelly reading ...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 51 reads 0 comments

  6. The KHL Is a Bush League, Potential Kabanov Suspension

    Seriously? Freaking seriously? The KHL is apparently considering suspending Russian forward Kirill Kabanov, who most likely is going in the top three in the 2010 draft and is the No...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 355 reads 0 comments

  7. The Playoffs are a Crap Shoot

    They are the epitone of sports, the peak of greatness, the place where people define their legends. It's a time where everyone is watching, where everything is exxentuated, every play vital and every mistake critical...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 250 reads 0 comments

  8. Coyotes Situation: Preparing for the Auction

    Thanks to James Mirtle and the minutes he posted of the previous hearing over the Coyotes, we now know the principle debates being covered for the upcoming auction that according to ...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 119 reads 1 comments

  9. The Tale of Being Underrated: Anton Lander

    Every year when the Draft comes around, the first round comprises mainly of those offensive star prospects. Those guys who can score that big goal and give you that lift offensively...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 337 reads 8 comments

  10. CBA Analysis: Does the NHL Need Free Agent Compensation?

    It's a story we hear all the time when the NHL trade deadline is coming up, usually in regards to the middling teams with a very good player who is an impending UFA...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 124 reads 4 comments

  11. The Business of Hockey: NHL's Most Efficient Spenders

    In a salary-cap world, one with an Upper and Lower Limit, we are told the teams are on a level playing field, that it makes things more fair.However while this is partially true, at least in comparison to the pre-lockout NHL, this is not always the case..

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 346 reads 3 comments

  12. Inside the Numbers: Scott Gomez for Chris Higgins+ Ryan McDonagh

    On June 30, 2009, Bob Gainey and Glen Sather made an exchange of assets that probably took both their fanbases by shock prior to the opening of unrestricted free agency. Gainey got his No. 1 center, for which he's been on the prowl for quite some time...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 159 reads 4 comments

  13. CBA Analysis: Fixing the Frontload Loophole

    Any GM or player agent will tell you how hard and grueling a labor negotiation is, how time-consuming and hair-pulling aggravating the discussions can get. How the pressure and the tension builds as it comes down to the 11th hour...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 114 reads 3 comments

  14. NHL Prospects: The Top in the League

    Continuing with the trend I eluded to in the Draft Prospects thread, here is a list (a little smaller) of the NHL's top prospects who are either currently in the farm system or who haven't snagged a significant role on a team yet:1...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 1,894 reads 2 comments

  15. Mike Smith: Analysis at its Simplest

    The business of sports rarely stand still. With hundreds of millions of dollars available to be had, the need to be better is always at hand. The "edge" is always looked for from pro sports executives...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 252 reads 6 comments

  16. NHL 2009 Entry Draft: Prospect Watch

    For those of you who do not know, I am a big prospect and a big Draft guy. I follow the current and prospective young guys to enter the farm system closely and usually compilate lists of my top Entry Draft prospects and top current prospects...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  17. Sergei Zubov- An Underappreciated Monster

    Its easy to get lost in the hockey world of Dallas. Even while the Stars drew great attendance numbers in their last decade or so of dominance, they weren't exactly a big-market NHL team...

    Moneypuck - Written by Moneypuck - about 5 years ago 76 reads 1 comments