NHL – XN Sports http://xnsports.com Sports News, Stats, Opinion, Daily Fantasy advice and more. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:45:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 60006244 NHL 2016-2017 Season: Division-by-Division http://xnsports.com/2016/10/20/nhl-2016-2017-season-division-division/ http://xnsports.com/2016/10/20/nhl-2016-2017-season-division-division/#respond Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:19:50 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65752 We’re a week into the 2016-17 NHL season. Time to make some much too early predictions based on what we’ve seen so far. Here’s a division by division breakdown. Metropolitan The Metropolitan was the only division to have four teams with at least 100 points. It also had the Stanley Cup winner and the team

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2016 World Cup of Hockey: Schedule and Storylines http://xnsports.com/2016/09/15/2016-world-cup-hockey-schedule-storylines/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/15/2016-world-cup-hockey-schedule-storylines/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:38:54 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65651 Featured Image Credit: By Lisa Gansky (Flickr: IMG_3214) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Infographic provided to XN Sports by Tucker Hockey

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NHL Eastern Conference Playoff Primer http://xnsports.com/2016/04/13/nhl-eastern-conference-playoff-primer-dfs/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/13/nhl-eastern-conference-playoff-primer-dfs/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 06:02:28 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64498 You can find the Western Conference Playoff Primer here. After a long, exciting NHL season, we have finally reached the pinnacle of the hockey season, playoff time, where every game matters, intensity increases tenfold, and margin for error ceases to exist. Conventional wisdom might tell you that “defense wins championships” or “the refs swallow their whistles”

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NHL Western Conference Playoff Primer http://xnsports.com/2016/04/12/nhl-western-conference-playoff-primer-dfs/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/12/nhl-western-conference-playoff-primer-dfs/#respond Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:18:49 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64487 You can find the Eastern Conference Playoff Primer here. After a long, exciting NHL season, we have finally reached the pinnacle of the hockey season, playoff time, where every game matters, intensity increases tenfold, and margin for error ceases to exist. Conventional wisdom might tell you that “defense wins championships” or “the refs swallow their whistles”

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4/5 Daily Fantasy NHL: News Worth Knowing http://xnsports.com/2016/04/05/45-daily-fantasy-nhl-news-worth-knowing/ http://xnsports.com/2016/04/05/45-daily-fantasy-nhl-news-worth-knowing/#respond Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:45:57 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64308 Welcome to the latest installment of News Worth Knowing, where we cover the new names in the league, and continue to monitor injury situations. With the NCAA and Canadian Junior Hockey seasons coming to a close, we are in the midst of several prospect call-ups, and some are making an immediate impact. I will also

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3/31 Daily Fantasy NHL: News Worth Knowing http://xnsports.com/2016/03/31/331-daily-fantasy-nhl-news-worth-knowing/ http://xnsports.com/2016/03/31/331-daily-fantasy-nhl-news-worth-knowing/#respond Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:54:05 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64169 Welcome to the latest installment of News Worth Knowing, where we cover the new names in the league, and continue to monitor injury situations. With the NCAA and Canadian Junior Hockey seasons coming to a close, we are in the midst of several prospect call-ups, and some are making an immediate impact. I will also

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3/29 Daily Fantasy NHL: News Worth Knowing http://xnsports.com/2016/03/29/329-daily-fantasy-nhl-news-worth-knowing/ http://xnsports.com/2016/03/29/329-daily-fantasy-nhl-news-worth-knowing/#respond Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:38:57 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64142 With the season coming to a close in the next couple weeks, I am going to switch things up just a tad. Due to a myriad of factors, chief among them being a reluctance to regurgitate the same facts and figures to the readers who have heard these things multiple times throughout the season, I

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3/22 Daily Fantasy NHL: News Worth Knowing http://xnsports.com/2016/03/22/322-daily-fantasy-nhl-news-worth-knowing/ http://xnsports.com/2016/03/22/322-daily-fantasy-nhl-news-worth-knowing/#respond Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:58:15 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=64062 With the season coming to a close in the next couple weeks, I am going to switch things up just a tad. Due to a myriad of factors, chief among them being a reluctance to regurgitate the same facts and figures to the readers who have heard these things multiple times throughout the season, I

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3/10 Daily Fantasy NHL: Stack the Deck http://xnsports.com/2016/03/10/310-daily-fantasy-nhl-stack-deck/ http://xnsports.com/2016/03/10/310-daily-fantasy-nhl-stack-deck/#respond Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:54:33 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63993 Welcome to Stack the Deck, where we focus on the key players in action on March 10th across the industry, and determine whether they should be played with a teammate, or ridden individually. Stacking is a common tactic in NHL, with linemates and power play units staying relatively stable throughout the course of a game,

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3/8 Daily Fantasy NHL: Stack the Deck http://xnsports.com/2016/03/08/38-daily-fantasy-nhl-stack-deck/ http://xnsports.com/2016/03/08/38-daily-fantasy-nhl-stack-deck/#respond Tue, 08 Mar 2016 20:49:02 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63976 Welcome to Stack the Deck, where we focus on the key players in action on March 8th across the industry, and determine whether they should be played with a teammate, or ridden individually. Stacking is a common tactic in NHL, with linemates and power play units staying relatively stable throughout the course of a game,

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