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What Makes an Elite Player…Elite?

(This is the third entry of the FN contributor search, this time by frequent commenter Vintage Flame. Make sure to keep the comments respectful because VF is a moderator ’round these parts.) By Vintage Flame** e·lite / i’lēt / Noun 1. A group of people considered to be the best in a particular society or…

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Two-way forwards, Defensive forwards, and the Selke debate

    A principle problem of mainstream hockey talk revolves around finding the right value for a defensive player. Evaluating a player’s defensive attributes, unfortunately, falls into some pitfalls on the surface. It is absolutely impossible to watch every game and judge each player well defensively, which causes some problems when it comes to handing…