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October 3, 2011

Premium Article Pucks From The Past: Doing The Double, Part 2

by Iain Fyffe

How often did the best team in the league also win the Stanley Cup in the pre-expansion NHL, between 1912-1967?

September 30, 2011

Pucks From The Past: Doing The Double, Part 1

by Iain Fyffe

How often has the regular season winner also been the postseason champion? Iain drops the puck on a three-part series.

September 28, 2011

Pucks From The Past: Winnipeg Vs. Toronto In The Case Of Early Hockey, Part Deux

by Iain Fyffe

At second glance, was Winnipeg really ahead of Toronto after far as hockey skill and success at the turn of the 20th century?

September 20, 2011

Pucks From The Past: Winnipeg Vs. Toronto In The Case Of Early Hockey

by Iain Fyffe

Why teams from the "cold frontier" were ahead of those from Toronto in the very early years of hockey.

September 9, 2011

Premium Article Pucks From The Past: The Credulous Fosty Boys: A Review Of Splendid Is The Sun (Part Three)

by Iain Fyffe

Did early contact between the Old World and the New World bring about the origins of hockey? Iain Fyffe doesn't see any evidence for it in this pseudo-history.

September 8, 2011

Pucks From The Past: The Credulous Fosty Boys: A Review Of Splendid Is The Sun (Part Two)

by Iain Fyffe

Further debunking claims from a book claiming to shed new light on the "5,000 Year History of Hockey".

September 6, 2011

Pucks From The Past: The Credulous Fosty Boys: A Review Of Splendid Is The Sun (Part One)

by Iain Fyffe

The 2003 book Splendid Is The Sun purported to shed new light on the "5,000 Year History of Hockey". Resident hockey historian Iain Fyffe sets out to tell us how it really was.

May 25, 2011

Up and Coming: Saskatoon Westerns, 1983-84

by Iain Fyffe

Iain picks up the tale of the Saskatoon Westerns, with a look at how they fared in their inaugural 1983-84 season.

February 14, 2011

Up and Coming: The Saskatoon Westerns

by Iain Fyffe

Iain Fyffe spins the first part of his alternate history of if the St. Louis Blues had been allowed to move to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before the 1983-84 season. Could the Saskatoon Westerns have been built into an NHL powerhouse?

February 7, 2011

Premium Article Up and Coming: The Value of a Draft Pick

by Iain Fyffe

Iain Fyffe takes a look at the 1997-2001 NHL Entry Drafts to estimate the value of a draft pick. So was that Kessel trade worth it?

February 1, 2011

Up and Coming: Projectinating Across Central Europe

by Iain Fyffe

Using the Projectinator to evaulate talent from Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

January 31, 2011

Premium Article Up and Coming: On Drafting Goaltenders

by Iain Fyffe

Should an NHL team always draft the best player available? Iain Fyffe can think of one situation where that isn't the case.

January 27, 2011

Premium Article Up and Coming: Who's at the Top?

by Iain Fyffe

Iain Fyffe and the Projectinator ranks the top ten North American skaters for the upcoming draft, in projected value, while Corey Pronman chimes in to give his thumbs ups and thumbs downs on the selections.

January 24, 2011

Up and Coming: The Projectinator Revised, and the Effect of Birth Month

by Iain Fyffe

Iain Fyffe revamps his Projectinator to provide better estimates of the value of NHL prospects.

January 19, 2011

Premium Article Up and Coming: Evaluating Central Scouting

by Iain Fyffe

The NHL's Central Scouting evaluates draft prospects in four groups: North American skaters, European skaters, North American goaltenders and European goaltenders. Yet, there's no universal list. So how do you make heads or tails of the likely values of the various prospects?

January 17, 2011

Premium Article Up and Coming: Gaming the Draft

by Iain Fyffe

If you could determine the actual values of all prospects in the NHL Entry Draft, could you game the Draft to pick up more of the top-valued players? Or would there be an inherent risk involved?

January 10, 2011

Premium Article Pucks From The Past: The Birth of Line Changes, Part 2

by Iain Fyffe

Where did Odie Cleghorn get the idea to use two set lines? Was it from the 1925 Stanley Cup champion Victoria Cougars, or elsewhere?

January 3, 2011

Pucks From The Past: The Birth of Line Changes, Part 1

by Iain Fyffe

Who was the first team to regularly use line changes? This week, Pucks from the Past delves into the 1920's to find out whether it really was Odie Cleghorn's Montreal Canadiens, or whether it might have been another team, such as the Pittsburgh Pirates or Hamilton Tigers.

December 30, 2010

Pucks From The Past: Pittsburgh's Winter Classics

by Iain Fyffe

Delving into the origins of professional hockey in turn of the last century Pittsburgh, Pucks from the Past examines the major role it had in the development of the modern game.

December 20, 2010

Pucks From The Past: Hobey and the Hall

by Iain Fyffe

The legendary Hobey Baker was one of the first dozen men enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But objectively speaking, does he belong?

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