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Good salary cap and stat websites? (Capgeek replacements)

31 August 2015 - 01:51 PM

With Capgeek shut down (RIP Matt), I figured I'd post some replacement websites I found and would like to hear other good sites people use in the absence of the brilliant one that was Capgeek. 


The two decent ones I know of are:





It might be good to also compile people's favorite stat sites in general.  I know there's more cropping up with the increasing popularity of advanced stats.  



Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

29 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Jonathan Quick has a piece in the Player's Tribune on snipers in the NHL.  It's a good read an an interesting perspective on goaltending.  He picks Datsyuk as one of the snipers to highlight. 






Most guys have a little tell. You look at where the puck is in relation to their feet, or the way they’re bending their knees to get ready to shoot, and you just know what’s going to happen before it happens. But the problem with Datsyuk is that he fools you with his intentions. He will be way out on the wall with his hands, feet, and eyes positioned for a cross-ice pass — and it’s the right decision. It’s what 99 percent of players will do in that situation. So you instantly start cheating your eyes over to where he’s going to pass. Next thing you know — what the hell? — the puck is behind you in the net. He shot it. Who shoots from there? Datsyuk shoots from there.


Byfuglien suspended 4 games for crosscheck to J.T. Miller's neck

01 April 2015 - 07:25 PM

I don't think of Buff as this kind of player, but this is one of the more vicious crosschecks I've seen in a while. Right to the back of Miller's neck.

The better replay is at the very end of the YT.

He's getting an phone hearing. So probably a suspension, but less than 5 games.


Former Wings coach/GM Bryan Murray has stage 4 cancer

13 November 2014 - 10:53 PM

Bryan Murray's colon cancer has apparently spread and is now end stage.  Sounds like it's not so much fighting to beat it, as how much more time will he get with the treatments. 

 Bob McKenzie retweeted

Bryan Murray told @MichaelFarber3 cancer has spread from colon to liver and lung, no cure. Get a colonoscopy is Murray's message. #courage



Here's the piece TSN did on him.

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has been battling colon cancer since this summer. He sat down with famed hockey writer Michael Farber and shared some of the sobering details in his [/size]first interview since being diagnosed for TSN.
The Ottawa Sun transcribed some of the interview:

"There is no cure at this point for me,” Murray said in the powerful five-minute story that aired on TSN5's pre-game show before the Senators-Oilers match last night. “The word is we'll keep doing chemo and, hopefully, reduce the tumours and the effect and I'll get some time out of that.”
A father of two, Murray said the doctors told him he may have had cancer for seven-to-10 years.
“The frustrating part — and I've said this to several doctors since then — is, ‘How come there were no signs?' ” Murray said.
“When you hear that you've had cancer for possibly up to 10 years and there were no signs ... Obviously, because of the Stage 4, it had moved through my body.”


more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

08 October 2014 - 06:41 PM

I guess since Matt Cooke wasn't available they had to go with their second choice? 




Veteran defenseman Chris Pronger and the NHL Department of Player Safety are believed to have mutual interest in regards to a potential job, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.


Interestingly, Pronger himself was no stranger to NHL discipline during his playing days, with no fewer than eight suspensions for a combined 22 games and 1,916 penalty minutes on his record.