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The Numbers Game

from the CP via Slam,
Picture a computer geek thumbing through a thick stack of printouts with the front-office staff of an NHL team. They're in deep discussion, breaking down the merits and faults of players using numbers no hockey fan would recognize. Rather than goals, assists and shots, they're examining an on-ice grid that shows who scored how often from where, and who produced most at different points of a game. That info is then used to project the output a team can expect from a certain player and help attach a dollar-value to him.

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