After years of waiting following the NHL’s announcement of player and puck tracking data being collected, the league have made this technology and data available to fans with Monday’s launch of NHL Edge.
Perhaps it’s a bit detailed in its functionality (there are now numerous resources who provide the same, if not more in-depth data), the NHL providing fans more analytical information about players and teams is definitely a welcomed addition.
TSN came out with its early-season NHL Power Rankings on Monday, and the Nashville Predators were ranked 12th, perhaps high than expected but also reasonably slotted based on their recent performances.
Nashville was ranked fourth-highest among Central Division teams behind the Colorado Avalanche (No. 1), Dallas Stars (No. 7) and Arizona Coyotes (No. 11).
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Nashville Hockey Now‘s Michael Gallagher profiled Nashville’s most recent waiver claim Liam Foudy and explained how the 23-year-old center fits into Barry Trotz’s visions for the new Predators.
Liam Foudy is the kind of “swing-for-the-fences” gamble Barry Trotz would have made had he been a GM in 2018— Michael Gallagher (@MGsports_) October 24, 2023
Why is exactly why Foudy is the perfect low-risk, high-reward acquisition for the #Preds ⬇️https://t.co/5kctLsN8eK
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have to play hockey in so much gear, The Tennessean‘s Paul Skrbina details how Predators assistant captain and center Ryan O’Reilly may take it to the extreme. Superstitions are always ever present within hockey dressing rooms, but O’Reilly is adamant it’s just his routine to help him prepare physically and mentally.
Around National Hockey Now and the NHL
Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins’ forward Jake DeBrusk owned his mistake after being benched following his tardiness to a team meeting. DeBrusk is working to find his voice and role now that he can be considered on of the more veteran players on a different looking Bruins team following the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci last summer.
Detroit Hockey Now: The Detroit Red Wings have had the best start since the 2011-2012 season and show no signs of slowing down.
Vegas Hockey Now: Despite being the first defending Stanley Cup Champion to begin the season 6-0-0, head coach Bruce Cassidy still expects more from his players.
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