Here’s a rundown of the original content here at PHR over the past week:
Gavin broke down how the Canucks have amassed some trade deadline capital. Veterans like Thomas Vanek and Michael Del Zotto are on cheap enough deals for most contenders to take on if they choose to sell while several of their prospects are off to strong starts to the season. As a result, a rebuilding process may not be quite as daunting now as it was in the past.
Zach took a look at the differing opinions around the league when it comes to injury disclosures. It wasn’t that long ago when upper and lower-body injuries were just used in the playoffs but now that’s normal. Dallas has moved away from that mindset but not every team is willing to provide more information just yet.
Zach also addressed some of the challenges with interpreting the current points system. At this stage of the season, there is often a sizable gap in the number of games played between teams (currently, some teams have played 29 times while others only 24). Accordingly, he suggests the standings be displayed by points percentage instead of total points (as the AHL currently does) which would take the variance in games played out of the equation.
Plus, our Thankful For series continued with a look at six more teams around the league. Gavin featured Columbus, Toronto, and Nashville, I covered New Jersey, while Holger examined San Jose and Edmonton.