Mar 21, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; A general view of hockey pucks before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Leafs 5-4 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Dasherboard August 3, 2013

Yesterday, in my post about whether the Buffalo Sabres could be the worst NHL team (statistically speaking) in 2013-2014, I had a little fun picking on statistical analysis as I referenced Rob Vollman’s book, Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract.

Apparently, Rob Vollman is a really good sport, because he reached out to me on Twitter later that afternoon and asked me if I would like to read and review his book!  Of course I said yes, and that’s my weekend homework, everyone.  Look for my review on Mr. Vollman’s tome early next week.

Now: off to the World Wide Web!

A few days ago, I warned you: the summer will be full of writers pulling stories out of their behinds in order to keep readers reading!  Here’s a prime example: a look at the worst expansion teams of the modern era. [Bleacher Report]  Haters wanna hate!

Here’s another one of those articles that exist only to fill space . . . but this one I’m on board with: the greatest jerseys of every club! [The Sporting News]

We all saw how the free agency market went nuts on July 5, and we’ve all read about some of the big trades that went down (Tyler Seguin getting sent to Dallas, for example) – but what about some of the moves that flew under the radar this off-season, hmmm? [Bleacher Report]

The topic of NHL expansion has been hot lately, including my poll on which cities deserve a team.  Here’s a look at why the NHL should consider expanding in the Great White North. [The Hockey News]

Finally, over at Puck Daddy they are doing a series entitled National Hockey League of Nations, in which different writers highlight players from different nationalities who have performed well on their favorite team.  The most recent installment focuses on the Boston Bruins, but it’s worth checking out earlier installments, too! [Puck Daddy]  These lists create lots of discussion/controversy, which is part of the fun, so add your comments and enjoy!


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