Edmonton Journal writer David Staples has a good interview with Gabe about his work in bringing hockey stats into the
The kicker is that it's an Edmonton hockey writer profiling a Winnipegger who came of age during the 1980s when the Dale Hawerchuk Jets played Sisyphus every spring, rolling their boulder up Mount Messier. Anyways, great stuff, Gabe.
On the subject of hockey stats, check out James Mirtle's post from this morning noting that, thanks to the charity point, it's hard to put the San Jose Sharks' 22-3-1 start into context ("How good is a 22-3-1 start historically? Beats me."). Time was, only two points in the standings were available in a NHL game, now, as James notes, it averages out to 2.25. We could have used that cold, rational, sane analysis in Ottawa last fall.
Interview with hockey stats master Gabriel Desjardins (Cult of Hockey)