Montreal Canadiens' Marc Bergevin getting excellent bang-for-buck

Jonathan Willis
March 02 2015 10:53AM


If a well-dressed man with a French accent shows up at your garage sale, don’t bother haggling with him, just quickly send him on his way. It might not be Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, but there is no sense taking chances. And judging from his work at the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline he spends a lot of time hunting bargains and he usually gets what he wants for less than he should.

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Pre-Deadline Roundup: Feb. 27-March. 1

Cam Lewis
March 02 2015 06:00AM

Let's change it from deadline day to deadline week, or month. It seems everything interesting has already happened, and incase you haven't been paying attention, here's a quick recap of who has been given a new home over the past three days.

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First Star, Worst Star: March 1, 2015

March 01 2015 07:30PM


Spring is almost here! The trade deadline is almost here! First Star, Worst Star? It's here RIGHT NOW! 

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The Limits of Observation

Kent Wilson
March 01 2015 10:01AM


(This article was originally published at The Score almost 5 years ago and has since been dustbinned. It is re-published here for posterity) 

An enduring debate in hockey analysis circles currently centers around “observation” versus “stats”. Like most arguments that enter the public domain, the debate has become polarized to such a degree that the dichotomy presented is an utterly false one. 

The truth is, rather than “observation versus stats”, the actual debate is over traditional analysis (a mix of observation, counting numbers and conventional perception about what wins hockey games) and co called “advanced” analysis (which foregrounds testing observation and perceptions with statistical methods). 

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Pre-Deadline Roundup: Feb. 26

Cam Lewis
February 27 2015 07:00AM

A message to NHL General Managers: please relax, slow down, and save something for the deadline. At the rate this is going, Monday is going to be about as exciting as a game against the Minnesota Wild. The Leafs did the unthinkable and unloaded David Clarkson’s contract, and jaromir Jagr is a Florida Panther. 

Here’s how it all went down:

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