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From James Duthie in the Ottawa Citizen:
For it seems that to be a true superstar in today’s NHL, you cannot be out of your frat-boy years. Just take at the top look at the scoring race:
1.Evgeni Malkin—39 points (22 years old)
2.Sidney Crosby—34 points (21)
3.Ryan Getzlaf—31 points (23)
6.Aexander Ovechkin—30 points (23)
8.Patrick Kane—28 points (19)
9.Devin Setoguchi—27 points (21)
10. Alexander Semin—27 points (24)
That’s right. Seven of the top ten players still cannot legally drink in New Delhi, India (minimum 25 years old).
Read on. Duthie goes on to compare the current group to the leading scorers of a decade ago, and the age contrast is notable.
Calgary-based Dr. Arun Lakra has created a system to consider the questions: Who is scoring the clutch goals? And who is padding their stats with soft points?
We have created The Clutch Factor, a method by which the value of goals and assists may be objectively calculated and standardized.
By assessing the “Clutch Elements” which are at play on every goal, ranging from goal differential to manpower situation to opposition strength, and by analyzing every goal scored in the NHL 2007-08 season through the recent All-Star break, we have figured out who is, in fact, scoring clutch goals. And who is padding their stats with soft points.
more on who’s “clutch” this year in the NHL.
from Alan Ryder of the Globe and Mail,
So-called “power rankings” are not the solution. These are, almost always, an opinion, or a committee view, and they tend to mix up the questions of team abilities and “who is hot and who is not”.
There are, however, scientific approaches to rating teams. Jeff Sagarin is probably the most famous sports team rater on the planet, but there are a couple of others out there worth of note — Ken Massey and Andy Dolphin .
Here is how the NHL and these scientific methods rank the top NHL teams today:
read on and Wings and Sens still rank 1 & 2…