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MacKinnon: Edmonton Oilers have plenty of stars, lack supporting cast

To be fair to Dubnyk, he also made a cluster of key saves, particularly in the third period, to keep his team in the game.. Still on the back end, defenceman Jeff Petry, encouraged to be more physical and to play a 200-foot game, has emerged as a well-rounded NHL defender.. Along with gifted rookie Justin Schultz and responsible veteran Nick Schultz, Petry and Ladislav Smid, the Oilers have a solid four-pack to build a strong defence corps around.. After that?. That’s where things get tricky.. Among Mark Fistric, another impending UFA, Corey Potter, who has another year on his contract, Whitney, and Theo Peckham, who has played four games all season, who will Edmonton keep?. The trade deadline came and went and the Oilers didn’t move Whitney, a healthy sitter much of the first part of the season, a valuable contributor more recently, an unrestricted free agent on July 1.. Do the Oilers plan to re-sign Whitney?. You wouldn’t think so, given his fall from favour.. At any rate, general manager Steve Tambellini has said the club will address contractual issues at season’s end.. The GM will have a lengthy to-do list on his desk by then.. Along with Whitney and Fistric, Ryan Jones, Lennert Petrell, veteran goalie Nikolai Khabibulin and newly acquired centre Jerred Smithson all are UFAs at season’s end. source: http://www.leaderpost.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/MacKinnon+Edmonton+Oilers+have+plenty+stars/8225130/story.html

Hockey fans, analytic gurus make compelling cases in Oilers Hackathon

Entries were to be measured real game results, and the best submission by year’s end would win a position on the Oilers’ analytical team — a staff backed by Edmonton-based Darkhorse Analytics, who’s worked with the team for several seasons now.. With the chance for participants to delve deep into information dating as far back as 1979, the Hackathon 2.0 was born.. One of the most compelling submissions has come from New York resident Michael Schuckers, an Associate Professor of Analytics at St.. Lawrence University, and a hardcore hockey fan that heard of the Hackathon through social media.. “It seemed like an interesting challenge,” said Schuckers.. “I’m actually teaching a course on data competitions this semester and was hoping that my students could actually participate, but the timing didn’t quite work with the spring semester.” Broken down to the bare essentials, Schuckers’ entry is a comprehensive rating of forwards and defencemen based upon all on-ice events recording by the National Hockey League’s Real-Time Scoring System (RTSS).. The end result is what he’s dubbed a Total Hockey Rating (THoR), which is ultimately a real-life version of EA Sports’ ‘overall rating,’ seen in their popular NHL video games, or a more complex and all-inclusive version of a pitcher’s WHIP in baseball.. According to the study, the goal “is to create a rating system for NHL forwards and defencemen that values their role in creating goals, as well as preventing them.” “The idea is to use that information to extract the individual value of a player and their individual impact on what’s happening on the ice during a game,” said Schuckers.. “How we do that is we give a value to each event recorded by the NHL, account for who the player is on the ice with for and against, where their shift started (zone starts) and who’s playing at home and on the road.. “We’re pretty happy with the results so far.. The way that we’ve really been addressing how accurate it is, is when players switch teams and determining whether or not that value is consistent.. We didn’t have a whole lot of player movement this year because of the short season, but we’ve been pretty happy with how it’s done in terms of addressing that.” Schuckers applied the methodology to the results of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, cases in which over 300,000 individual on-ice events were recorded, collected and extrapolated to determine the League’s “top players” based on the Total Hockey Rating. source: http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=665367

Edmonton city council approves deal for new arena

However, the city said it will only borrow the money if the province confirms it will provide the remaining $55 million.. All parties would have until Sept.. 1 to finalize the funding arrangement or the deal could still fall apart.. “Council took a courageous step forward today,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel.. “We’ve also made it clear that we will not move forward until we have the balance of the funds needed from the province.” Premier Alison Redford was in Washington and could not immediately be reached for comment but has said repeatedly in recent months there will be no direct provincial funding for the arena project.. The total cost of the project including a community rink, garden and transit link is now estimated at $604 million — $408 million of that is for the arena itself.. The cost would be paid for by the city, a ticket tax and the federal government, with the city hoping the province would also chip in.. Katz has committed to paying $143 million.. Coun.. Tony Caterina expressed concerns that using MSI funding for the arena would mean other infrastructure projects would suffer. source: http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2013/04/10/edmonton_city_council_approves_deal_for_new_arena.html

The Oilers are a better team with fan non-favourite Corey Potter in the line-up.

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That is something.. That is what the Oilers need more of from its bottom-end players.. It certainly hasn’t gotten the same thing often enough from the likes of Lennart Petrell, Ryan Smyth, Eric Belanger, Ryan Whitney, Mike Brown, Mark Fistric.. Perhaps these players add something else to the mix, such as penalty killing skills or faceoff skills or toughness.. But when it comes to basic defending and basic attacking, they’re a big part of the reason the Oilers have been outshot and outchanced so much this year, and are far from being a playoff calibre team, no matter how often sports announcers trumpet that the team is playing “meaningful games in April” in this short, cramped and delayed lock-out season.. News flash: almost every NHL team was playing meaningful games in April this year.. What the numbers say … Overall this year, Potter has contributed to 39 scoring chances and made mistakes on 38 against in his 355 even strength minutes.. This is a solid scoring chances plus-minus number for a defenceman, though, again, it’s crucial to stress here that he has faced mediocre-to-weak competition.. Ladi Smid, Nick Schultz and Jeff Petry, who all rank below Potter by this metric, have faced tougher competition, while Ryan Whitney and Mark Fistric don’t have that excuse.. Whitney has contributed to 66 chances, making mistakes on 99, Fistric to 18, making mistakes on 38.. When it comes to shots-at-net plus-minus (commonly known as Corsi plus/minus), the Oilers have been outshot when Potter has been on the ice, but not outshot nearly so much as when Fistric and Whitney are on the ice.. In his quiet way, Potter has played more effective this year than Fistric or Whitney, at least when it comes to the basics of the game, preventing scoring chances against and helping to create scoring chances for. source: http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2013/04/11/the-oilers-are-a-better-team-with-fan-unfavouirite-corey-potter-in-the-line-up/

 

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