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Shooting Percentages and How They Play Folks For Fools

Every so often, every shot a player takes goes in. During the regular season, these are viewed as hot streaks, and rightly so. During the playoffs, people take them far too seriously.

Shift Length: Bruce Boudreau, Dave Tippett and John Anderson May Be On To Something

How long should a player stay on the ice? Bruce Boudreau seems to be thinking outside of the box on this point.

Department of Obvious Statements: 20 Players Dress Every Night

There's a theory out there that one dynamic offensive star can make or break a hockey team. It's overblown, as Mario Lemieux's example makes abundantly clear.

News That Only Gets Released When There Are Two Series-Deciding Games On

When is the best time to let folks know that one of your franchises is bleeding out? When their attention is elsewhere, of course.

Playoff Predictions

With the first round over with, let's revisit my playoff predictions. Western Conference 1. SJ vs. 8. ANA - SJ in 6 2. DET vs. 7. CBJ - DET in 7 3. VAN vs. 6. STL - VAN in 6 4. CHI vs. 5. CGY...

What A Difference A Day Made

How bad has Joe Thornton been? A comparison of Thornton's struggles with the playoff futility of the San Jose Sharks.

Psychology

Wasn't it just yesterday that people were saying Simeon Varlamov would have difficulty playing a playoff road game? Somehow, I doubt that theory survived the night.

Ironic Pierre McGuire Quotes: "Miikka Kiprusoff is a hero with the glove!"

Why will Chicago beat Calgary in this playoff series? Game one helped make it clear: goaltending.

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