Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 12: Sbisa Money

Rhys Jessop
April 10 2015 11:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast 2

On our 12th episode, we look at the Canucks and Jets making the playoffs, the Derek Dorsett and Luca Sbisa contract signings, and spend too much time looking at draft eligible prospects once again. Join us after the jump to listen!

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Canucks Army Postgame: Hammer Time!

Rhys Jessop
April 09 2015 11:40PM

With the Canucks already having clinched a postseason berth with a Kings loss on Tuesday, all eyes in the hockey world were watching the game going in on in Calgary with much more intent. And who could blame them? Vancouver-Arizona is hardly a compelling match-up at this juncture of the season, and the Flames had the opportunity to play unlikely spoilers and eliminate the defending champions from Stanley Cup contention.

And wouldn't you know it, Calgary did the improbable and set themselves up for a first round showdown against the Canucks with a 3-1 win, as Vancouver geared up for the postseason by laying a 5-0 beatdown on the lowly Coyotes. Read past the jump for a look at tonight's game.

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Why You Can Win With Derek Dorsett, But Not His New Contract

Rhys Jessop
April 08 2015 06:56PM

The Vancouver Canucks signed two horrible contracts today, let's let that part out of the way since there's no sugar coating it. 

With multi-year extensions for both Derek Dorsett and Luca Sbisa, they club elected to pay two bottom-of-the-lineup players middle-of-the-lineup money, and locked both up for the mid-term future too.

But both deals are bad in different ways. While Luca Sbisa may belong on the fringes of an NHL roster, Derek Dorsett has been a valuable 4th-line contributor, one that brings a plethora of off-ice benefits to the table as well. He's tough, he scores, he plays with his heart on his sleeve, and he's been an effective two-way guy in his career - you win with those types of players on your roster.

But Dorsett's extension is still poor asset management on behalf of Jim Benning. Find out why after the jump.

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How the Vancouver Canucks Can Still Miss the Playoffs

Rhys Jessop
April 06 2015 03:00PM

After dropping the last two games on their most recent Central division road swing, the Western Conference playoff race is suddenly back nipping at the Canucks' heels. With just a three point lead on the 9th place Jets, the chasing teams are getting a bit too close for comfort.

But just how in danger are the Canucks? Is there still a realistic chance they miss the playoffs? If so, what is it? Join us after the jump to find out.

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Join the NationDrafts 2015 Playoff Pool Today!

Rhys Jessop
April 04 2015 01:00PM

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Hey, you! Yes, you! Are you excited for playoff hockey? Do you like winning sweet prizes? Are you not only morally superior to those heathen Flames and Oilers fans, but intellectually superior too? Well, it's time to step up and prove it - the NationDrafts charity playoff hockey pool is here!

Join us after the jump for details on how to enter and win some great prizes!

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