Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Column on

Who plays the Toughest Minutes?

"Big-Minute Men: Who are teams putting on the ice in the key moments of the game? Who are the centers taking the key draws? Who are the defensive pairings in the final minute of a one-goal game?"

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Puck Prospectus Post: "What Power-Play?"

"After the 2007-08 season, the NHL changed a rule in order to increase offense on the power play. In the past, when a penalty was called, the first power play faceoff was taken wherever the puck was touched. Starting with the 2008-09 season, faceoffs were now going to be in the penalized team's defensive zone. This had the desired impact - teams no longer had to skate the length of the ice when they had the man advantage, so they had the opportunity to spend a little bit more time on their actual power play. The overall impact was a nine percent increase in power play scoring..."

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