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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

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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

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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


NHL Countdown: Top 10 Defensemen

You can have the NHL’s highest-scoring offense. You can have a goalie who can stand on his head. You can have the coach of the century, constantly coming up with innovative ways to win. 1,447 more words


Practical Concerns: A better way to evaluate defensemen

I was watching hockey a few nights when I heard NBC’s Pierre McGuire describe a rookie defenseman in glowing terms. It was the same kind of praise he used to shower upon Dion Phaneuf about 10 years ago, and this young player had very similar attributes to an early-20s Phaneuf: a huge frame, a huge slapshot, and a willingness to use both in equal measures. 497 more words

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