NHL and Analytics: Not as clear cut as we think

Jason Gregor
July 19 2016 12:44PM


Is the NHL opposed to analytics?

Not at all, but teams will not quantify their value equally all the time, just like pro and amateur scouts grade out players differently when they watch them.

The simple truth is analytics in hockey are not as clear cut as some want to believe.

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Robin Brownlee
July 19 2016 10:44AM

The two enduring images I have of Tommy Salo are as unflattering as can be. The first, pre-dating his six seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, is Salo taking an absolute butt-kicking while a member of the New York Islanders from Dan Cloutier. The second is the goal Salo allowed from a $5 cab ride away against Belarus while playing for Sweden in the 2002 Olympics.

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Monday Musings: Chiarelli overhauling Oilers

Jason Gregor
July 18 2016 02:33PM


Peter Chiarelli was named General Manager and President of Hockey Operations on April 24th, 2015. In just under 15 months on the job he has made significant changes to the roster and coaching staff. He hired Todd McLellan and an entire new staff, and he hasn't been afraid to make trades.

Whether you agree or disagree with the moves he's made, he has been true to his word about how he would re-shape the roster.

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The North x NorthGretz Podcast - Wilkins Def Poetry Jam

North By NorthGretz
July 18 2016 10:03AM

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This week the boys are joined once again by the host Inside Sports on 630 CHED, Reid Wilkins! Reid and the boys talk about the upcoming 2016-17 Oilers, Reid’s journey throughout his radio career, Mick Jagger’s sexual habits, the best high school football game in Lloydminster history, and Reid recites a poem for Chris The Intern before another rousing edition of Ask The Idiots!

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Monday Mailbag - Culture vs Skill?

July 18 2016 07:00AM


If you're reading this before 5pm local time there's a good chance that you've chosen us to help you kill company time, and for that we thank you. This week we take swings at when the All-Star Game will roll into town, the best first pairing of all time, culture, and more in this week's mailbag. If you have a question you can always email me or hit me up on Twitter and I will slot you in as quickly as I can. Until then, enjoy the free learning opportunity. 

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