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The Relative Value of Drafting Left-shooting vs. Right-shooting Defencemen in the Q

All else equal, defencemen in the QMJHL who shoot right are more valuable than those who shoot left. I looked at every defenceman who was drafted in the Q from 2004 to 2012, and there is a tangible difference between left-shooting and right-shooting defencemen.

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Should Goalies Play Back-to-back Games in the QMJHL?

Teams should be expecting a slight decline in a goalie’s performance in the 2nd game of a back-to-back. However, the fatigue effect is minimal so other considerations like recent form, injury proneness, and big game experience could be more important.

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