First Star, Worst Star: March 1, 2015

jeanshorts
March 01 2015 07:30PM

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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

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(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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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 27 2015 06:00AM

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Leafs, Jets and Kings already making deals, David Clarkson's contract, Curtis Glencross, an Oilers Cartoon, a knock down punch and all the coverage leading up to the trade deadline you need in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Pre-Deadline Roundup: Feb. 25

Cam Lewis
February 26 2015 07:00AM

It's begun! The NHL's trade deadline is only four days away and teams are already starting to make moves. Wednesday saw one of the most coveted soon-to-be-UFA D-men get picked up and a few depth forwards swap addresses. 

Here's a quick recap of what happened: 

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