Losing one-goal games

This week at Puck Prospectus, I examined whether very poor records in one-goal games carry over from year-to-year or whether there is an element of luck involved. Here is an excerpt: In baseball, many times teams that lose a lot of one-run games attribute the result to bad luck and, as a result, expect their luck […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Puck Prospectus Column on October 9, 2009

Even Strength Play

Over at Puck Prospectus, the column I wrote analyzing which teams are projected to be strong and weak at even strength play has been posted.  This article was originally posted on ESPN Insider but is now available in full to those who don’t have access to Insider. Here is an excerpt: The projections did produce […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Puck Prospectus Column on October 7, 2009

A couple more previews over at Puck Prospectus

This past weekend, I finished my third and fourth team previews over at Puck Prospectus.  I have been covering the Southeast Division, and this weekend I reviewed the chances of both the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes when it comes to 2009/10. Here is an excerpt from my Panthers preview: It was not exactly a storybook summer […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Carolina Hurricanes,Columns,Florida Panthers,Puck Prospectus Column on September 21, 2009

Which teams are going to be the best and worst at even strength?

This week, as part of my responsibilities at Puck Prospectus, I wrote an article regarding the strongest, weakest and surprise teams for this upcoming season when it comes to even strength play. Note: This article requires ESPN Insider access. Here is an excerpt: One glance at the weight assigned to the five-on-five category in ESPN […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Puck Prospectus Column on September 18, 2009

Thrashers Preview over at Puck Prospectus

As we continue our 30 teams in 30 days work here at Illegal Curve, I am also doing some previews over at Puck Prospectus.  Atlanta was the second preview I was assigned, and here is the preview: Last season was just another in the long line of losing seasons for the Atlanta Thrashers franchise. GM […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Puck Prospectus Column on September 11, 2009