Hockey Editorial

Analytics and the Hamonic-MacDonald Split, Take II

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Though fans traditionally see Andrew MacDonald and Travis Hamonic as a strong "shutdown" pair, that may be by default and assumption rather than actual evidence.

Rails: Isles camp opener in Brooklyn made for buzz

7

The Islanders are making a media event out of taking the train to Brooklyn for their first training camp practice, a sign of a grown-up business operation and things to come.

Death Of A Fisherman

58

The Islanders' Fisherman jersey is the tin-standard among bad sweater designs. But with some newcomers challenging for the title, it's important to see the lessons behind the chaos.

Metro Threat: Carolina and the Staal Attack

29

The Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders have alternated season sweeps the last three seasons, and Carolina will need that to repeat in order to pass the Isles.

Metro Threats: PHI Valediction Forbidding Goalies

60

If the key question for Columbus is how much of 2014 Sergei Bobrovsky can look like 2013 Sergei Bobrovsky, his former team's X-factor may be how much either of the Flyers' goalies can distance...

Metro Threats: Columbus and the Bobrovsky Factor

38

Just as no man is an Island, no man is the entirety of the Columbus Blue Jackets. But Sergei Bobrovsky is their X-factor in the Metropolitan Division.

Tavares Inadvertently Explains the Rise of Youth

59

Always fine talents, today's teenagers are arriving in the NHL with major-league knowledge of fitness and nutrition.

Grabovski Joins Isles'... Division

44

The drawback here isn't so much that the Islanders didn't sign the Maple Leafs buyout, but that a division rival did.

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Why Rick DiPietro's Contract was always Bad

Even throwing the injuries that came later and derailed all hope, 15 years was always too long, at too high a price.

Note to the NHL: Fix the Point System

96

When the point value of an NHL game varies on a game-by-game basis and certain losing teams are actually rewarded for their loss, it may be time for the league to revisit the point scoring system.

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