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Phil Kessel’s Awkward Draft Combine Adventure

  Nothing good ever happens to Kessel when sitting in a folding chair.  Today is the annual NHL Draft Combine, a day in which draft eligibile players bench press, standing high jump, and pedal hooked up to giant tubes. Ostensibly it gives scouts and GMs an opportunity to evaluate each player’s physical fitness. But it…

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The Thing About Advanced Stats

It’s not as though I was a reluctant convert to advanced statistics. Heck, I’ve tried to come up with one or two of my own. But I can’t help but notice how antithetical advanced statistics are to traditional hockey player ideologies. When thinking about hockey, I actually completely separate the logic I use to analyze…