KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Lowetide
May 12 2012 07:51AM

For most of my adult life, hockey stats consisted of what we now call boxcars: goals, assists, points. About 2000, I started reading some interesting stuff online about advanced statistics. My reaction? Bill James stuck with baseball stats, you should too. However, a funny thing happened along the way: I learned something.

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ROOKPECTATIONS

Lowetide
May 11 2012 05:21PM

 

As we edge closer to the draft, it's important to "take stock" of what is available to the organization next season. Some of the available talent is in OKC, some in junior, some in Europe and some NHL ready talent is available via the draft. Who are these "bubbling under" prospects and who among them will be part of this Oil boom?

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THE PENNANT RACE

Lowetide
May 10 2012 06:54PM

Back in the olden days, we drove in big, heavy cars that rode low to the ground. These cars did huge damage when they ran into things, and guzzled gas grotesquely. When the gas lines showed up it became difficult to keep these dinosaurs on the road. Old ways gave way to innovation.

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THE OILERS, THE DUB AND THE FUTURE

Lowetide
May 08 2012 09:38PM

The Edmonton Oilers scouting staff have delivered an impressive group with the 32 bullets fired in the last four years. In our latest look at the Oilers and the draft, we'll talk about where the organization procures their talent.

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METICULOUS

Lowetide
May 06 2012 08:36AM

The finished product of this Edmonton Oiler rebuild should last a decade and receive all kinds of awards. Sooner or later, you need to edit the movie and have the premiere.

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