A Touch of Iginla

Robert Cleave
November 17 2011 10:59PM


There's been plenty of talk this year about the level of effectiveness, or lack thereof, that we've seen from Jarome Iginla through the first six weeks of the season. The captain is wallowing in the depths thus far, with 9 points in 17 games, and a scruffy looking -10 next to his name. The underlying numbers aren't any source of comfort either, as Iginla has been outshot thus far against middling comp with a neutral ZS %.

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Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics

Jonathan Willis
November 17 2011 12:04PM

It’s a famous saying, one popularized by the great American writer Mark Twain, who (perhaps incorrectly) attributes it to former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

What does it mean?

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Hockey Team Causing Psychological Illness in Fans

Kent Wilson
November 17 2011 11:22AM


A rash of mental illness has recently washed over areas of North America and Europe. The greatest concentration of the outbreak centers around the city of Calgary, Alberta with some other isolated pockets throughout Canada, the United States, Sweden and Finland.

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Statistics Are Dumb

Jonathan Willis
November 16 2011 08:18PM

Yes, I wrote that title. Not only did I write it, but I mean it.

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Vintage Flame
November 16 2011 01:51PM


There is the old saying that states "no news is good news", right? That was not the case for the Flames fan base this week, when they finally got the news on what many fans had speculated on and even complained had not happened yet. In addition to that, the fans were pretty much unanimous in agreement and saying, "Finally...", when the core received the media's version of 40 lashes in the town's square that left a bitter taste in the mouths of the players... publically at least.

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