Playing For A Contract

Jonathan Willis
August 30 2011 05:11AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs rookie camp, which will kick off in a couple of weeks in advance of their main training camp, features not just draft picks and signed players, but also a bunch of guys playing for a job.

Are any of them of interest as potential future NHL’ers? After the jump, we will look at each.

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Player types: "High Event" and "Low Event"

Cam Charron
August 29 2011 02:44PM



Let's start this with Phil Kessel. Or Eric Staal. Or somebody with a less impressive name, such as Jim Slater or Cory Stillman or Gregory Campbell. These players have a lot more in common than you might think. But we'll use Kessel as an example because he's the star player in the world's largest hockey market and a frequent earner of criticism and praise from all ranges.

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August 29 2011 12:36PM

Lowetide is back on the m-i-c this week, rested from vacation and looking to reconquer the airwaves with his first NationRadio in three weeks. This week features Kirk Luedeke, Matt Bugg, Kent WIlson, Jeff Krushnell and a list of 10 things we can look forward to from the Oilers next season.

This is NationRadio. Enjoy!

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One is the Loneliest Number

Danny Gray
August 29 2011 09:47AM

Or Why I Miss Hockey More Than You Do.

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Are We Answering the Right Questions?

Danny Gray
August 29 2011 07:35AM


"A hockey stick and a puck together cost $1.10. The stick costs $1 more than the puck. How much does the puck cost?"

 Be honest, did you say $0.10? Many people answer this question incorrectly, and our difficulty with it illustrates something important about the way we think. Most people see the total amount and slice it into two small amounts. Your brain sees $1 associated with the stick and that the two items together cost $1.10 so it quickly reaches the conclusion that the puck must be $0.10. Unless you take the time to verify your answer you’re likely to be wrong. This process is called Attribute Substitution it is a type of Heuristic.

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