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the power is in his wrists

Zander Hollander died in Manhattan on April 11 at the age of 91. If you grew up in the pre-Google age with any appetite for hockey trivia, you’ll recall the name from the covers of the indispensable annual handbooks he filled with a nerd’s cornucopia of quizzes and line-ups, schedules, records, scouting reports, vital statistics. 246 more words


broad street bully pulpit

After the Rangers won the 1994 Stanley Cup, the team’s first championship in 54 years, they fulfilled the words of their coach, Mike Keenan: “Win this, and you’ll walk together forever.”

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Wayne Gretzky vs. Bobby Clarke, December 1981: A Micro-Analysis

Left image by “Centpacrr“, Right image by “Hakandahlstrom” via Wikimedia Commons, both altered by author

On December 30th, 1981, Wayne Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers and Bobby Clarke’s Philadelphia Flyers met in a Wednesday night tilt rich with symbolism. 1,652 more words


In their December 1981 Matchup, How Much Possession Time Passed Before Clarke & Gretzky "Produced" Offense?

Tired of this game yet? Have data, will graph, so deal…with possession figures and shot totals, assists, we can also break down the duration of possession either player needed before recording a shot or assist. 27 more words

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How Much of Their Team's Possession Did Gretzky or Clarke Hold the Puck?

A demonstration of Gretzky’s importance to the Oilers’ offense in 1981-82, expressed by comparing his % of team total possession to Bobby Clarke’s. It goes up a tick for the powerplay, but it was always important in this game (12/30/1981).

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Gretzky versus Clarke, December 1981 - How Much of Their Team's Ice Time Did They Play?

A comparison of Bobby Clarke and Wayne Gretzky’s TOI in their meeting December 30th, 1981. I expressed it above as a percentage of team total TOI at different strengths. 10 more words

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