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  1. Links from around the rink: May 12

    Doug Mittler

    Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA have experienced a statistical renaissance in recent years, but the NHL has the reputation, and a well-deserved one at that, of being less willing to embrace the advanced metrics. "Statistics are like a l...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Edmonton Oilers use crowdsourcing to find new metric - ESPN The M...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Peter Keating writes about how one of the worst teams in the NHL crowdsourced its fans to discover a true measure of quality coaching.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  3. Edmonton Oilers use crowdsourcing to find new metric - ESPN The M...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Peter Keating writes about how one of the worst teams in the NHL crowdsourced its fans to discover a true measure of quality coaching.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  4. NHL - Could a "Moneypuck" approach help the league's small-market...

    Neil Greenberg

    Neil Greenberg examines the NHL's market inefficiencies, comparing the league's small-versus-large-market imbalance to that of MLB. Neil adds that a "Moneypuck" philosophy could work, and offers up five players who could aid small-market teams.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  5. WBC decisions all about self-interest

    Buster Olney

    A player approached the manager of his major league team and asked for some guidance in deciding whether to participate in the World Baseball Classic. The manager carefully explained that he was not allowed to tell the player what to do and that it w...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  6. Decisions to play in World Baseball Classic are all about self-in...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why decisions on whether a player should participate in the World Baseball Classic are all about self-interest.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  7. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Los Angeles Kings rolling through the...

    Neil Greenberg

    Home-ice advantage in the playoffs would seem to be a significant factor in postseason success, right? As the Los Angeles Kings continue their run to the Stanley Cup finals, Neil Greenberg writes L.A. is proving that theory is more fiction than fact.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2012
  8. 2012 NHL draft - Windsor Spitfires D Nick Ebert is no stranger to...

    Alvin Chang

    Nick Ebert is a natural athlete whose baseball talents and late-development in hockey may signal vast untapped potential for the New Jersey native and potential first-round draft pick.

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  9. Forsberg looking for next challenge

    Lars-Ove Haraldsson

    Filip Forsberg is a unique talent garnering NHL interest ahead of the 2012 draft, but there's also something about him that's a little unusual for a Swedish hockey star in the making. "I played baseball for two years when growing up," Forsberg says. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2011
  10. NHL draft - 2012 prospect Filip Forsberg rising quickly in Sweden...

    Lars-Ove Haraldsson

    Filip Forsberg is a rare talent on the rise in Sweden's Allsvenskan league, but as Las-Ove Haraldsson writes, his interest in the American national past time may put him in even more select company.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2011
  11. NHL: The Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler is a five-tool talent, an...

    Craig Button

    Craig Button examines the concept of the "complete" hockey player, looking at how the Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler is a true five-tool talent -- and how he might be the MVP of the league this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  12. Until Bud Selig says otherwise, umpires like Joe West are part of...

    Buster Olney

    While other sports have worked hard to subdue any interaction between coaches, players and referees -- can you imagine Bill Belichick racing out to argue with Ed Hochuli? -- MLB continues to offer up its umpires and their battles as part of the show.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2010
  13. What the Preds do -- and don't -- teach us

    Alvin Chang

    Even in the salary-cap era, money matters a lot. It's not quite like Major League Baseball, in which the biggest spenders have a payroll five times that of small-market teams; in the NHL, the difference between the high and low spenders is usually on...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  14. NHL draft 2010 - Lessons from the Nashville Predators, but not al...

    Alvin Chang

    Alvin Chang crunched numbers from one decade to determine whether the praise heaped on the Nashville Predators' drafting strategy is legitimate. Conclusion: It is -- to an extent. What does this teach us? Dive in.

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2010
  15. ESPN The Magazine - Chad Millman - You say fantasy isn't gambling...

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman dives into the debate over whether fantasy sports could be considered gambling -- and he means that in good way.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2010
  16. Peter Keating: Separating NHL contenders from pretenders

    Peter Keating

    Which NHL teams will fill out the playoff field? Peter Keating's next-level statistics and analytics blog compares what two prominent season simulators have to say.

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2010