Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Man, The Myth, The Spinorama

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Linus Omark. 1 year, 2-way deal worth $600,000 up top and $100,000 on the farm. Is this a “sign and trade” … Continue reading

The Entry Draft: Is the First Half Skill and the Second Half Luck?

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. While looking at entry draft data, I stumbled upon something quite peculiar. In my series on acquiring first-pairing defencemen, I noticed … Continue reading

Where do Top-Pairing Defencemen Come From? Pt.3b: More Trading

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. In the final installment of this series, I’ll take a look at the remaining 9 trades that landed teams some of … Continue reading

Where do Top-Pairing Defencemen Come From? Pt.3a: Trading

Apologies for the inactivity lately, but blogging and vacationing on the Shuswaps don’t really mix too well. Here though, I’ll explore the possibility of trading for a top-pairing defenceman by looking at last year’s crop of blueliners.

Where do Top-Pairing Defencemen Come From? Pt.2: Drafting

Last day we started to look at how the top defencemen in the league (as determined by their TOI/GP) were acquired by their respective teams. Today, we’ll look at where in the draft teams can find these skaters.

Where do Top-Pairing Defencemen Come From? Pt.1

In my eyes, the biggest hole on this Oilers squad is the lack of a true #1 defencemen that can play against the opponent’s big guns and still have success. Craig MacTavish has done a fine job of acquiring depth … Continue reading