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Jim Beland

The Loser Point

The Case Against the NHL’s Regular Season Overtime Loss Point Regardless of the sport, it’s natural to want to declare a winner and a loser every time two teams square off. Every major sports league has a system for deciding regular season games that are tied at the end of […]

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A Case For Advanced Goalie Stats

I relied heavily on Hockey-Reference.com for this article. I’ve always liked goalies. Growing up in the seventies, I loved looking at those lonesome warriors in their interesting masks. I was an average house league defenceman who got bailed out by his goalie more than once, so perhaps I appreciated what […]

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An Explanation Of WAR

To write this article, I leaned heavily on the FanGraphs website, as well as mlb.com, Baseball-Reference.com, and Wikipedia. An Overview of WAR (Wins Above Replacement) Despite my love of baseball and statistics, I’ve always been intimidated by the advanced sabermetrics that are an increasingly important part of the game.  My […]

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A Ballpark Odyssey Pt. 3 (Parks 10-1)

I’m a guy who likes baseball. I’ve been blessed with the time and the resources to see at least one game in all 30 stadiums currently used in Major League Baseball, as well as four that are no longer in use. These are some of the games that I’ve gone […]

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A Ballpark Odyssey Pt. 2 (Parks 20-11)

I’m a guy who likes baseball. I’ve been blessed with the time and the resources to see at least one game in all 30 stadiums currently used in Major League Baseball, as well as four that are no longer in use. These are some of the games that I’ve gone […]

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A Ballpark Odyssey Pt. 1 (Parks 30- 21)

I’m a guy who likes baseball. I’ve been blessed with the time and the resources to see at least one game in all 30 stadiums currently used in Major League Baseball, as well as four that are no longer in use. These are some of the games that I’ve gone […]

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