Carolina Hurricanes Depth Chart 2014 2015

Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15 $9.99 Carolina Hurricanes C 1. Eric Staal  2. Jordan Staal  3. Jay McClement  4. Riley Nash  5. Patrick Brown  L 1. Jeff Skinner  2. Nathan Gerbe  3. Jiri Tlusty  4. Phil Di Giuseppe  5. Brock McGinn  6. Sergey Tolchinsky  R 1...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Carolina Hurricanes

Last year: 36-35-11, seventh in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 10 points. Key additions: Tim Gleason, Jay McClement, Brad Malone Key subtractions: Andrei Loktionov, Justin Peters, Manny Malhotra, Drayson Bowman (likely), Radek Dvorak (likely), Mike Komisarek (likely), Joni Pitkanen (likely) Franchise direction: Like the Penguins and Capitals, Carolina elected...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Toronto Maple Leafs For Real?

Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio   Is Dave Nonis in denial? Does he REALLY think the 2012-13 Maple Leafs – a team that blew THAT lead against Boston – should be in some way reunited? Or is he just going with guys he has a history with, knowing they can’t get the job done and will at the end of the day miss the playoffs making it possible – POSSIBLE...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Some This And That

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - So let’s see if we have this straight. The Maple Leafs had David Bolland, Carl Gunnarsson, Nik Kulemin. Mason Raymond, Jay McClement, Paul Ranger and Tim Gleason when the season ended. And now they have Petri Kontiola, Roman Polak, Mike Santorelli, Leo Komarov, Stephane Robidas and Matt Frattin. And I wonder, is this a hockey club or...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Leaf Jay McClement ready to accept his role with the Canes

As an unrestricted free agent, center Jay McClement was looking for more than just the highest bidder. "I wanted it to be a good fit," McClement said Friday. After talking with Canes general manager Ron Francis, after a chat with new coach Bill Peters, McClement made his decision -- Carolina was the right place for him. He signed a one-year, $1 million contract this week...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Agree to Terms with McClement

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with center Jay McClement on a one-year contract. The deal will pay McClement $1 million for the 2014-15 season. “Jay is a veteran centerman who is proficient in the faceoff circle,” said Francis. “He’ll also provide...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Who should go next season

In a previous post I stated that new Toronto Maple Leafs president, Brendan Shanahan, would be having a busy offseason. Not only does he have some important decisions on who will be a part of the Leafs’ organization come training camp, but also on who he should let walk. The Maple Leafs have just 12 players on their payroll, five of which are signed through 2018. With ten...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sometimes The Numbers Don’t Add Up

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, On the night I first began to question advanced statistics in hockey, the stats man who sits a few seats down from me in the press box began regurgitating the game in numbers. Mikhail Grabovski, he said, was the best Leaf that night. According to the numbers, Jay McClement was the worst. About an hour earlier, when a colleague asked...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Simmons Latest Corsi Stupidity

In his column this Sunday Steve Simmons wrote: A quick Rick Nash update: He leads the Stanley Cup playoffs with 49 shots on goal and is last in the playoffs with no goals scored. In 24 career playoff games for the Rangers, he has 91 shots, one goal. And last I checked, he was third in the playoffs in Corsi. The Corsi leader was Nick Leddy in Chicago, who was made a healthy scratch...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs beat Lightning 4-1

Jay McClement doesn’t score highlight-reel goals. The Maple Leafs centre knows it, his teammates know it, fans know it. But the wily veteran has a few tricks after eight-plus seasons in the National Hockey League and unveiled one against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. McClement reached around goaltender Cedrick Desjardins with a deke and tucked the puck into the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernier keys Maple Leafs' 4-1 win over Lightning

Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. Mason Raymond, Jay McClement, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto, which was coming of a 4-1 loss Tuesday night at Florida. Bernier had a number of strong saves early when Tampa Bay dominated the first half of the first period, and he made a glove save...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning lose Ben Bishop, Valtteri Filppula to injury in loss to Maple Leafs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. Mason Raymond, Jay McClement, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak scored for Toronto, which was coming of a 4-1 loss Tuesday night at Florida. Bernier had a number of strong saves early when Tampa Bay dominated the first half of the first period, and he...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes-Maple Leafs Preview

The slumping Toronto Maple Leafs haven't had much go their way over the last three weeks. They've also struggled against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes, who go for a seventh consecutive win in the series Thursday night. After opening 14-8-1, the Maple Leafs (17-16-3) have dropped into eighth place in the Eastern Conference behind a 3-8-2 slide dating to Nov. 25. Toronto has...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs slip past Stars 3-2 in OT

Trevor Smith scored at 4:18 of overtime to help the Toronto Maple Leafs end a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday. The Maple Leafs won for the first time since Nov. 23 despite being outshot for the 10th consecutive game, this time 50-24. Nazem Kadri scored twice for the Leafs in his return from a one-game absence to attend his grandfather's funeral...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks Keep Winning Streak Alive in Toronto

The San Jose Sharks increased their winning streak after a beating the Toronto Maple Leafes 4-2 on Tuesday, and are now undefeated in their last six games. Mike Brown, who previously played for Toronto 2010 through 2013,  got the first goal of the game from a tip in off of his stick, after Jason Demers shot the puck in from the blue line. About four and half minutes later, Captain...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Predators Preview

The short-handed Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to get at least one player back following their first loss of the season, but the status of their leading scorer is unknown. Joffrey Lupul is dealing with an injured calf but will travel with the Maple Leafs for Thursday night's game against the Nashville Predators. The Maple Leafs (3-1-0) are missing Mark Fraser, Nikolai Kulemin...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs move to 3-0 after beating Leafs

New coach Patrick Roy and the Colorado Avalanche got a key third-period goal on the road to stay unbeaten on the season. P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Avs edge Toronto 2-1 on Tuesday night. Cory Sarich also scored for Colorado (3-0-0), which got another terrific start from Semyon Varlamov in net. The 25-year-old Russian has stopped 88 of 91 shots in...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Avs move to 3-0 after 2-1 win over Leafs

P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period to help the Colorado Avalanche edge the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Tuesday night. Tied 1-1 going into the third, Colorado went ahead at 2:30 on a two-on-one with Jamie McGinn setting up Parenteau. The goal stood up to video review. ''According to Rule 78.4 `if an attacking player has the puck deflect into the net, off his...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Watch Paul Ranger’s Shootout Attempt

from Chris Ryndak of Sabres.com, The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs went through 29 shooters combined before Jay McClement scored in the bottom of the 15th round to give Toronto a 3-2 preseason win Saturday night at First Niagara Center. The shootout was the longest in Sabres history, including both preseason and regular season games. According to Elias Sports Bureau...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Leafs rally for 3-2 SO win over Sabres

The Toronto Maple Leafs rallied for two goals in the third-period and then went 15 rounds in the shootout to earn a 3-2 win and hand the Buffalo Sabres their first loss of the preseason Saturday night. Jay McClement scored for the Leafs in the shootout, while James Reimer stopped all 15 Buffalo shooters. Reimer made 39 saves in regulation. Jamie Devane scored for Toronto at 9:53...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Top Sabres 3-2 In A Shootout

© Dan Hickling In what had to be the funniest, and worst, shootouts one will see, the Buffalo Sabres perfect preseason came to an end with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in front of a sellout crowd of 19,070 at First Niagara Center. Jay McClement was the only shooter of the 30 players who took a shot in the shootout to score a goal. After a scoreless opening period...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Response To Steve Simmons

Steve Simmons is arguing with me in his Sunday Toronto Sun columns.  In his most recent column, which is over a week old, he wrote: The Leafs penalty killing went from almost-record terrible for years to near tops in the league last season and Jay McClement was a big part of the change and the success. But he can’t be any good because advanced statistics consider him one of...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Team Corsi Ratings

This summer I have been looking at sabermetrics and hockey.  Specifically, I have been looking at the Corsi rating, which is the difference between shots attempted by a team and their opponents in 5 on 5 situations. This is a very good proxy for puck possession, as teams cannot attempt shots without possession of the puck. I am looking at these numbers for individual players...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jay McClement Has The Worst Raw Corsi

Yesterday I continued my look at sabermetrics and hockey but posting the worst 20 players in the 2013 season by their raw Corsi rating.  The worst player last season was Jay McClement of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He posted a -286 Corsi in the season.  That means his opponents attempted 286 more shots than Toronto did at even strength while McClement was on the ice.  If McClement...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals win 8th straight game

Time to start the MVP talk for Alex Ovechkin, who scored his NHL-leading 28th goal, stood up for a teammate who got rammed into the boards, and led the Washington Capitals to their eighth straight win. The Capitals also managed to play well with a lead for a change and enjoyed a rare dominating win over a team outside their division. The 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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