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Fantasy Tier List - Defense

The purpose of this list is to rank the top fantasy defenseman in the NHL this coming year. This list is focused on pre-fantasy draft rankings but will be transitioned into weekly fantasy rankings once the NHL season begins. 746 more words


Smile!.. It's Nate Schmidt's birthday!!

This season Nate Schmidt played in twice as many Caps games than the past two seasons. We love watching Schmidty play. He gives all he has every game;  he hits with power, blocks blistering slap shots with his body, has speed in his skating, and a smile on his face during his interviews in between periods.   302 more words

Washington Capitals

Carlson: Caps Special Weapon

John Carlson has been the defenseman stars of the playoffs since the first game. Carly is back to his old self after missing a total of 26 games during the regular season for lower-body injury. 195 more words

Washington Capitals

Caps Acquire 'Heart and Soul' Defenseman Weber from Buffalo

As defenseman Mike Weber joked around with Buffalo reporters Monday, he had no idea the wheels were in motion to send him to Washington.

“Players like to pack extra clothing as it gets closer to the trade deadline,” he joked. 273 more words

Washington Capitals

Data for Defensemen

Finally got around to creating the spreadsheet I’m gonna need for my attempt in evaluating defensemen.

For the data I’m going to use to train the machine learning algorithm, I’ve gone as far back as NHL.com’s “enhanced stats” go. 1,157 more words


Evaluating players and teams

I’ve been mulling over how to evaluate players and teams better. My question is if there is some way to evaluate a team’s roster and compare it to other teams’ rosters and see who will come out on top. 417 more words