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A Glossary of Terms - Advanced Analytics

More and more often fans are looking for simple, to the point explanations of the terms we use regularly on the site. I figured it was easiest to write an article and have it linked on the main...

Habs Third Quarter Review - Part 3 - Right Wingers

Habs Third Quarter Review - Part 3 - Right Wingers

Habs Third Quarter Review - Part 2 - Left Wingers

#Habs Third Quarter Review - Part 2 - Left Wingers

Habs Third Quarter Review - Part 1 - Centers

Habs Third Quarter Review - Part 1 - Centers

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Thorough pice on the guy who brought BABIP (or, more specifically, DIPS) into the world.

Of course, historical trends do not always hold, as has been the case for Secret Sauce since ~2002....

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Of course, historical trends do not always hold, as has been the case for Secret Sauce since ~2002. Take a look at the success of the Secret Sauce favorites in head-to-head competition since the playoffs expanded to eight teams in 1995. Continue reading Weak Sauce? Secret Sauce's Predictive Capacity Wanes in Recent Years

Look, there’s a lot of luck in winning in post-season. You’re up against a really good team, by def...

Look, there’s a lot of luck in winning in post-season. You’re up against a really good team, by definition, and you’ve only got a few days to get it right. It takes some luck. Are there also types of players and factors that are helpful in that situation? Of course. It’s like asking a physics professor whether there is a God. Scientists don’t know anything more about whether there is a God than morons do, because it’s not a scientific issue. This isn’t something I can measure. It’s a matter of faith.

Bill James on winning in the playoffs. As I said on Twitter earlier tonight, "It took a .980 save percentage by Halak to beat the Caps. A .960 and the Habs lose the series." Actually a .960 and the Habs get laughed out of the building. Luck's a killer sometimes. Damn shame what they did to that dog.

OC Register Enters 21st Century

The subject is Frankie, and the Register actually has a decent back-and-forth argument about stats-versus-grit and their new StatHead columnist Sam Miller pretty much mops the floor with Mark Whicker.

A different take on the Roseman promotion

Late last week the news broke that the Eagles completed a shake up in their front office. VP of Player personnel Jason Licht was let go and Howie Roseman was promoted to replace him.   I was...

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