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The Curious Case of Scott Hartnell

(Editor’s Note: Naturally, this was written just before Scott Hartnell scored a goal in his most recent game against the Detroit Red Wings. Not that we’re complaining, mind you.) Since arriving in Philadelphia from Nashville following the 2007 season, Scott Hartnell had been a fairly consistent player. In each of his first 4 seasons in Philly, Hartsy put up between 43 and 60 points while missing only 3 total games over that span. Here’s a table showing his stats from those years: Hartnell’s traditional statistics by year 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 Games 80 82 81 82 Goals 24 30 14 …

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Examining the Mike Richards-Brayden Schenn Comparison

Hi everyone! My name’s Stephane Hardinger, and I’ll be doing some writing here at Flyers Faithful for the foreseeable future. This is my first post, and I hope you enjoy it! Disclaimer: this post features a sizable chunk of analysis via advanced statistics. These numbers can all be found at behindthenet.ca. For those who are unfamiliar with how advanced stats work in hockey, here’s a pretty good primer from SB Nation’s Tampa Bay Lightning blog Raw Charge. I really liked the way my Sean Couturier-Jordan Staal post turned out (you can read it here if you’d like), so I figured I’d tackle the …