• 02 2014 January

    Kevin Pelton Deserves a Failing Grade

    After the Sacramento Kings made a trade to acquire Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors for about half of their team, Kevin Pelton went ahead and assessed the expected outcomes for both teams. He also gave each team a “grade” based on his own opinions, and some facts he “gathered”

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    After the Sacramento Kings made a trade to acquire Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors for about half of their team, Kevin Pelton went ahead and assessed the expected outcomes for both teams. He also gave each team a “grade” based on his own opinions, and some facts he “gathered”

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  • 21 2013 December

    Panthers Shot Narratives

    A few weeks ago, Harvey Fialkov wrote an article about what he calls “deceiving stats.” He referenced the Florida Panthers’ case, who were 2-6-3 while outshooting opponents, in order to prove that the old adage (or more accurately, the recent breakthrough) that teams that outshoot their opponents tend to win

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    A few weeks ago, Harvey Fialkov wrote an article about what he calls “deceiving stats.” He referenced the Florida Panthers’ case, who were 2-6-3 while outshooting opponents, in order to prove that the old adage (or more accurately, the recent breakthrough) that teams that outshoot their opponents tend to win

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  • 19 2013 December

    The Big East: The Beast Is Here To Stay

    The 2013-2014 NCAA basketball season is well underway.  The out-of-conference schedule is at its midway point and various preseason tournaments have featured multiple upsets.  Charlotte defeated then #14 Michigan in the title game in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Villanova ran the table in the Bahamas, including a statement win over

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    The 2013-2014 NCAA basketball season is well underway.  The out-of-conference schedule is at its midway point and various preseason tournaments have featured multiple upsets.  Charlotte defeated then #14 Michigan in the title game in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Villanova ran the table in the Bahamas, including a statement win over

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  • 06 2013 December

    Why Chelsea Should Retain David Luiz

    Bleacher Report columnists are at it again: groundless analyses of world class defenders (Read our last column on Real Madrid’s defense). On December the 1st, Tom Sunderland wrote an article presenting his reasons on why he believed that iconic Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho, should give the green light for the

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    Bleacher Report columnists are at it again: groundless analyses of world class defenders (Read our last column on Real Madrid’s defense). On December the 1st, Tom Sunderland wrote an article presenting his reasons on why he believed that iconic Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho, should give the green light for the

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  • 29 2013 November

    Suter Far From a Frontrunner in Norris Trophy Race

    Last week, Dan Rosen of NHL.com wrote an article on the early race for the Norris Trophy, which is given to the league’s best defenseman annually. His anointed winner, at this point, was Minnesota’s Ryan Suter, who finished a close second in the voting last year to Montreal’s P.K. Subban.

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    Last week, Dan Rosen of NHL.com wrote an article on the early race for the Norris Trophy, which is given to the league’s best defenseman annually. His anointed winner, at this point, was Minnesota’s Ryan Suter, who finished a close second in the voting last year to Montreal’s P.K. Subban.

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