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Linus Omark and Johan Motin: Statistics!


What advanced statistics can we find on Johan Motin and Linus Omark, and more importantly, what do they tell us? A lark through the SEL's official site and some previously unexamined data.

Primary & Secondary Assists at EV, 2007-08


One of the statistics often taken for granted in the National Hockey League is the assist. However, the assist is actually two distinct statistics; primary assists and secondary...

2007-08 Team Statistics


My post yesterday still left doubters in its wake. Surely, it has been argued, the current group of defensemen will be sufficient to make the playoffs. They're young, talented, and getting better...

Oilers Forwards by Quality of Opposition, 2007-08


Behind the Net does a wonderful job of providing fans with information that they need when evalutaing trades; most helpful, in my mind, is the data on quality of competition/quality of teammates....

Sanity Check


My instrumentation instructor is an affable Scotsman named Trevor. He speaks in a fairly think Scottish accent, despite having lived in Canada for close to 30 years, and he's very fond of certain...

The Numbers


Both David Staples and Lowetide (Update: and Covered in Oil) have been talking about statistics in the last couple of days. Due to the speed and efficiency of the Future Shop maintenance...

Ego, or Why We Use Statistics and Videos


I’ve been reading Roger’s World by Wayne Scanlan, a biography of legendary coach Roger Neilson. It’s been a little disappointing to date; if I hear one more reference to "Roger’s legendary...

Oh, Right, The Error


David Staples over at Cult of Hockey is known for a few things around the Oilersphere. He's known for coming up with alliterative nicknames for Oilers' players ("the Flying Fridge" and "Mean Matt...

Every So Often, You Read Something Crazy


Most everybody who has been following Oilers' hockey the last little while knows the name Peter Adler. Most recently, Adler's name surfaced because he was the one who told David Staples that the...

Jim Corsi and His Statistic


Jim Corsi, who spent his entire NHL career with the Edmonton Oilers, is a rather interesting guy. He took an unusual road to the NHL, through Canadian university hockey. He spent three years with...

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