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Checking Back in with the USHL

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How many NHL players does the USHL produce? Behind the Net takes a look.

More Gladwell (spoiler: he's wrong)

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[This originally appeared in the "Committed Indian", the unofficial Chicago Blackhawks program...]If you've got a friend in business - sales guy, MBA, doesn't matter - you've probably heard him...

How does scoring in junior predict the likelihood of playing in the NHL?

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In the past, I've examined how scoring translates from junior hockey to the NHL, but I haven't really considered how likely it is to get left by the wayside and not make the transition to the NHL....

Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers and making theNHL

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In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the odd distribution of birth months among NHL players. Because youth players are registered in leagues based on their year of birth, the biggest...

How good is John Tavares?

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[Originally appeared in the Nov. 16, 2008 edition of 'The Committed Indian', the unofficial Chicago Black Hawks program...]Can you imagine baseball fans across the country getting excited about a...

Canadian Junior A NCAA/Major Junior Equivalencies

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I now have five-to-seven years of player data for Canadian Junior A leagues, so it's now possible to generate equivalencies for each league. I ran the data for British Columbia (BCHL), Alberta...

The Economic Prospects of a Hockey Player

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I grew up in Winnipeg, surrounded by a lot of very good hockey players. When we were 12 or 13 years old, it was a foregone conclusion that some of them would get drafted and end up in the NHL....

Lots of hits on USHL Article

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The short column I wrote the level of play in the USHL has generated a lot of interest in the last couple of days.Marc Foster's junior hockey blog made reference to it:Junior Hockey BlogAnd the...

OHL 2003-04 Quality of Competition

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Following up on this table, here are 5v5 Quality of Competition percentiles for each of the players. (Quality of Competition is calculated using Willis' method with the following modifications -...

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