Cheers and Jeers - Dec 2

Cam Davie
December 02 2011 11:31AM

The Good and the Bad of this past week.

It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of Cheers and Jeers.

This week, I give some props to Kesler and Bure, and tell Walsh and Murray to get their sh*t together.

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Canucks 5-6 Predators | Scoring chances and recap

Cam Charron
December 01 2011 11:08PM

A wild, wild night at Rogers Arena that featured 11 goals, 4 goalies and three blown 2-goal leads. This is not a game that the Predators deserved to win, in my mind, and their coach, players and fans may be the first to tell you that. Click after the jump to look at scoring chance data from the game that was Thursday night...

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Canuck scoring chances through November

Cam Charron
December 01 2011 04:20PM

One of the drawbacks to being a statistician is that, to count scoring chances, one actually has to watch the game. But that, Thom and I have done, every game this season, either him or myself have been tracking which players were on the ice for scoring chances at both ends.

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Why Would Anyone Trust Bob Murray?

Jonathan Willis
December 01 2011 03:57PM

The response to Anaheim’s firing of Randy Carlyle has been barely contained glee in many quarters. Over at SBNation’s blog Anaheim Calling, the news was inititally celebrated with an ALL CAPS POST. Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski called the decision to swap Carlyle for Bruce Boudreau (fired on Monday by the Washington Capitals) a “genius move.” Helene Elliott opined that the Ducks had tuned Carlyle out.

However good the reasons may have been for firing Randy Carlyle, the decision does not reflect well on Ducks general manager Bob Murray. How so? I’ll explain.

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Game #25 Preview: Crashville

Cam Davie
December 01 2011 01:18PM

The last time the Preds were in town, Dale Wiese scored. Yeah.
When Wiese's Pieces scores, you know things are going your way.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #25 - Predators @ Canucks

Tonight's game is a tale of two teams going in different directions. While the Vancouver Canucks appear to have turned the ship in the right direction with strong even strength play and stellar goaltending, the Nashville Predators are slowly crashing down the Western Conference standings.

The Predators and Canucks are always good for a tight battle and tonight should be no different. The Predators are desperate for wins and goals, but the opposition that the Canucks have faced lately has come up dry on both.

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