October 27 2010 04:41PM

Many moons ago, prior to the litany of calendar reforms of various Emperors of Rome, November was the 9th month of the Roman Calendar. Because 'nine' in Latin is pronounced "November" the month got it's name and very little has changed since. 

43,000 years later, Western Society has decided to go against the expressed orders of the Roman Emperors and rename the thing Movember. Why? For charity it seems.

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Taylor Hall: Advanced Statistics

Jonathan Willis
October 27 2010 04:01PM

EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 16: Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall  warms up before a game against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on October 16, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames beat the Oilers 5-3. (Photo by Dylan Lynch/Getty Images)

By eye, Taylor Hall is an NHL player. This is what I think, and it’s certainly the consensus opinion among editorialists in the mainstream media. Despite that opinion, Hall’s stats line remains underwhelming: seven games played, one point (an assist), and a team-worst minus-4. What do Hall’s underlying numbers suggest?

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Bend 'em like Peckham

October 27 2010 11:44AM

Although not technically a rookie, Theo Peckham is spending his first full season in the NHL. His impact is obvious, and he's moving up the depth chart. 

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October 26 2010 09:52PM

We submit the following points of order:

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Jason Gregor
October 26 2010 01:56PM


It started with Pat Price, then Mike Forbes, Don Nachbaur, Todd Strueby, Tom Gorrence, Mike Krushelnyski, Ken Hammond, Craig Redmond, Peter Eriksson, Reijo Ruotsalainen, Max Middendorf, Shaun Van Allen, David Haas, David Shaw, Dan Currie, Shjon Podein, Todd Marchant, Mikko Luoma, Brad Winchester, Erik Cole and now Kurtis Foster have all doned the #26 jersey.

But it is a different 26 that is haunting the Oilers tonight.

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