Friday, February 25, 2011
New Jersey Devils - Brian Rolston (1994-2000, 2008-2011), Jason Arnott (1997-2002, 2010-2011)
Philadelphia Flyers - Brian Boucher (1999-2002, 2009-2011)
Pittsburgh Penguins - Alex Kovalev (1998-2003 , 2011)
New York Rangers - Sean Avery (2006-2008, 2008-2011)
New York Islanders - None
Detroit Red Wings - Todd Bertuzzi (2006-2007, 2009-2011), Chris Osgood (1993-2001, 2005-2011)
Nashville Predators - Francis Bouillon (2002-2003, 2009-2011)
Chicago Blackhawks - None
Columbus Blue Jackets - None
St. Louis Blues - None
Boston Bruins - None
Montreal Canadiens - Paul Mara (2009-2010, 2010-2011)
Buffalo Sabres - Mike Grier (2003-2006, 2009-2011)
Toronto Maple Leafs - None
Ottawa Senators - None
Vancouver Canucks - None
Minnesota Wild - Andrew Brunette (2001-2004, 2008-2011)
Calgary Flames - Alex Tanguay (2006-2008, 2010-2011), Olli Jokinen (2008-2010, 2010-2011)
Colorado Avalanche - Adam Foote (1995-2004, 2007-2011)
Edmonton Oilers - None
San Jose Sharks - None
Phoenix Coyotes - Radim Vrbata (2007-2008, 2009-2011), Derek Morris (2003-2009, 2009-2011)
Los Angeles Kings - None
Dallas Stars - Stephane Robidas (2002-2004, 2005-2011), Jamie Langenbrunner (1994-2002, 2010-2011)
Anaheim Ducks - Teemu Selanne (1995-2001, 2005-2011), Francois Beauchemin (2006-2009, 2011)
Tampa Bay Lightning - Pavel Kubina (1997-2006, 2010-2011)
Washington Capitals - None
Carolina Hurricanes - Erik Cole (2001-2008, 2008-2011), Joe Corvo (2007-2010, 2010-2011), Corey Stillman (2005-2008 , 2011)
Atlanta Thrashers - None
Florida Panthers - Radek Dvorak (1995-2000, 2007-2011), Darcy Hordichuk (2002 - 2004, 2011),
Team with the most comeback kids? The Carolina Hurricanes. Not a surprise here.
Did I miss anything? Also; if you want to count coaches; Hurricanes extend that lead.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
So where do the bubble teams sit? How precarious a hold do current playoff teams have? Let's check it.
Check the graph from the awesome Sports Club Stats; percentage wise you have 6 teams comfortably in, 4 teams comfortably out, and 5 teams gunning for those last 2 spots. And Yes; I realize 4-10 (by points, not) are only separated by 9 points; but I don't feel like doing that much research for that many squads.
To Reach 91 Point Threshold
|Team||Games Remaining||Required Record||Points||Chances in at 91||Playoff Chances|
Note that the chances colum refers to the chances the team makes the playoffs if they reach that threshold; which is essentially the lowest point amount that's greater than 50% for any team. You can see that Atlanta really dug themselves a hole with their recent outage; while the Sabres have put themselves into prime position; especially with the games in hand.
Check how crazy this is; a regulation win tonight for Buffalo and a regulation loss for Carolina will bump the Sabres playoff chances to 57.9% and drop Carolina down to 44.3%. WHO SAYS EACH GAME DOESN'T MATTER?!
Now as for the West; things are a bit more murky. Like, way more murky. Teams 3 - 13 are separated by just 10 points. To the graphics.
To Reach 94 Point Threshold
|Team||Games Remaining||Required Record||Points||Chance in at 94 Pts||Playoff Chances|
So you can see; that 94 number being thrown around; yeah; that's not going to do it. Easy to tell when you look at the playoff chances for the team's with the highest number of games in hand; looking like it might be 96 or so in the West. That'll be crazy.
So now that you're armed to the teeth with knowledge. Put it to the test; put your money down on some games. Go ahead; check out the NHL lines at BetUS. If I were you though; I wouldn't put anything down on the Avalanche making the playoffs. Just sayin'.
Labels: NHL Playoffs
Monday, February 7, 2011
Apparently their partnership was initially cooked up in early Summer 2010 in a co-branding effort; working towards grabbing a lifelong fan in the form of a 7 year old boy after seeing Iron Man in Heat colors.
So here's the million dollar question; is re-branding heroes to fit a city a better than an original character being created for each franchise?
Now remember; Stan Lee is no longer involved with Marvel Comics; so is the company he creating undercutting him and the NHL? Cause damn son, that's cutthroat.