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Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010 2011

Author : Rob Higgins
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ROCK YOUR FANTASY LEAGUE Attention, hockey fantasy managers! Do you know which players offer the best value? Which player is a Cherry Pick? And who’s a Cherry Bomb? Are some players only Foxy by Proxy? Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index is a gold mine for stats freaks—the key to unlocking hidden value and avoiding pitfalls in any hockey fantasy league. With his unique HFI system, Rob Higgins gives you the tools to make brilliant picks on draft day—and run the rest of your fantasy season like a rock ’n’ roll superstar.

Machine Learning and Data Mining for Sports Analytics

Author : Ulf Brefeld
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This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining for Sports Analytics, MLSA 2018, colocated with ECML/PKDD 2018, in Dublin, Ireland, in September 2018. The 12 full papers presented together with 4 challenge papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions. The papers present a variety of topics, covering the team sports American football, basketball, ice hockey, and soccer, as well as the individual sports cycling and martial arts. In addition, four challenge papers are included, reporting on how to predict pass receivers in soccer.

Stat Shot A Fan s Guide to Hockey Analytics

Author : Rob Vollman
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With every passing season, statistical analysis is playing an ever-increasing role in how hockey is played and covered. Knowledge of the underlying numbers can help fans stretch their enjoyment of the game. Acting as an invaluable supplement to traditional analysis, Stat Shot: A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics can be used to test the validity of conventional wisdom and to gain insight into what teams are doing behind the scenes — or maybe what they should be doing! Inspired by Bill James’s Baseball Abstract, Rob Vollman has written a timeless reference of the mainstream applications and limitations of hockey analytics. With over 300 pages of fresh analysis, it includes a guide to the basics, how to place stats into context, how to translate data from one league to another, the most comprehensive glossary of hockey statistics, and more. Whether A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics is used as a primer for today’s new statistics, as a reference for leading edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, or read for its passionate and engaging storytelling, it belongs on every serious fan’s bookshelf. A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics makes advanced stats simple, practical, and fun.

First I D Like to Thank God

Author : simon desmarais-zalob
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Do you ever wonder why athletes always seem to thank God, first and foremost, in post-game interviews? Or why they point to the heavens following a home run or a touchdown? This book takes a look at the relationship between top athletes and religiosity (or spirituality) in a number of different ways. It aims to address the issues of when sport and religion began to merge, whether professional athletes are, in fact, more religious than the rest of the population, how a spiritual mindset might (or might not) benefit athletes, and why wearing the same underwear during a winning streak has anything to do with religious faith. These questions are confronted by looking at psychological and sociological studies, conducting original research, and examining exclusive interviews with professional athletes. So what does a player like Jerry Stackhouse think of the culture of faith in the NBA? How does an agnostic athlete view the religiously themed celebrations in the NFL? Are top performers in other walks of life just as religious as top athletes? The results might surprise you.

Rebuilding on the Fly

Author : Riley Haas
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The 2005 lockout effectively killed the Sundin-era Maple Leafs. The team that exited this lockout was old and not very good. After a few years of pretending the old formula of 'Sundin + spare parts' still worked, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment told fans they would get their rebuild; a rebuild that would change the culture of the Maple Leafs and return the franchise to glory. To this end they hired Brian Burke, NHL celebrity GM. But Burke didn't bring change. He brought more disappointment. He continued the Leafs' playoff drought till it was the longest in franchise history and, when the Leafs finally made the playoffs, they did it on luck. Burke's "rebuild on the fly" tore down a mediocre team with poor goal-tending and replaced it with a mediocre team with good goal-tending. And even once fired he left his mark as his protege Dave Nonis continues to run the team into the ground. Leafs fans wishing for contention after years of missing the playoffs will have to wait years or perhaps decades more to see a Maple Leaf squad in true contention. This book is about why Burke was hired, what he did and why that didn't work. The Brian Burke-era of the Maple Leafs should stand as a lesson to big market franchises in all major North American pro sports that speed is not a solution when when trying to make an old, bad team good again.

The Art of Scouting

Author : Shane Malloy
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The Art of Scouting delves into the secretive world of hockey prospecting, a world more akin to Cold War-era spying than a casual day in the stands. Scouts decide whether a player has the talent to make the final step to the NHL-or not-but what they do and how they do it are a mystery to most fans. Shane Malloy is one of the first media personalities to be welcomed into the world of scouting and brings to hockey fans an enlightening and fascinating narrative that explains the culture, history, science and art of hockey scouting. Malloy's unique experience-combined with interviews featuring scouts, coaches and hockey executives- will give readers a true understanding and appreciation for what scouts do and how they do it, what it really takes to make it to the NHL, and how to watch the game like a scout. Praise for The Art of Scouting: "If you love hockey but wonder how teams are built and what goes into scouting, then this book is a gem." — Kelly Hrudey, Hockey Night in Canada Analyst "The work that Shane has done is based on knowledge and diligence. We have great respect for this project as it has tremendous substance to it. An excellent source of information." —Doug Wilson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, San Jose Sharks "If you have ever been at a hockey game and seen the scouts in the corner and wondered what they do, how they do it and why they do it, The Art of Scouting by Shane Malloy will take you inside their world." —Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider "For anyone fascinated by player evaluation and what goes into it, this is a must-read. Interesting perspectives and a good cast of characters. Thought-provoking and entertaining." —Peter Loubardias, Hockey Broadcaster,Rogers Sportsnet "The Art of Scouting provides readers with a behind-the-scenes view of the sport's lifeblood...scouting and the people that do it...A great read for any hockey fan." —Brad Treliving, Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Phoenix Coyotes

Guy Lash

Author : Timoteus Elmo
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Guy Lash (born July 30, 1957 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. Lash played junior hockey for the St. Boniface Saints, and the Winnipeg Monarchs formally the Winnipeg Clubs. He was rated as the WCHL's No. 18 prospect for the 1977 NHL draft by The Hockey News draft preview issue. He was selected 42nd overall in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft, going to the Cleveland Barons as a 3rd Round Pick acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks for Joey Johnston earlier in the year. He was also selected 77th overall in the 9th Round by the Edmonton Oilers in the WHA Amateur Draft.

Rayzor s Edge

Author : Rob Ray
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Rob Ray was known as one of the NHL’s toughest players of the 1990s. During his thirteen seasons with the Buffalo Sabres he twice lead the league in time spent in the penalty box. Ray was known for his jersey-off fighting style, which eventually led to the “Rob Ray Rule” banning that practice. In Rayzor’s Edge, Ray shares many humorous and insightful stories from his Sabres career.

A Season In Time

Author : Todd Denault
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Twenty years after the fact, the mere mention of the 1992-93 NHL season brings back vivid memories for hockey fans across North America. The last time that the Montreal Canadiens hoisted the Stanley Cup, Wayne Gretzky's last appearance in a playoff final, and Mario Lemieux's most inspirational season; these events mark 1992 and 1993 as some of the greatest years in NHL history. Now, in A Season in Time: Super Mario, Killer, St. Patrick, the Great One, and the Unforgettable 1992-93 NHL Season, acclaimed hockey writer Todd Denault looks back to those heady days that came to be known as "the last great season," A Season in Time is a true trip down memory lane, covering the stories of Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Patrick Roy, and Doug Gilmour, and capturing the frenzy and excitement that hasn't been seen since. A Season in Time is essential reading for hockey lovers of all ages.

Viktor Tikhonov Ice Hockey B 1988

Author : Lambert M Surhone
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Viktor Vasilevich Tikhonov (Russian: born May 12, 1988 in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL). Selected 28th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, he is a prospect for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is named after his grandfather, Viktor Tikhonov, the famous Russian ice hockey coach.

Hockey Register

Author : Mark Bonavita
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Personal data, year-by-year statistics, and awards and records are given for every 1997-98 NHL player and head coach.

Hockey Hero

Author : Zachary Hyman
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A heart-warming, intergenerational story about an awkward young boy who finds his hockey chutzpah at a PeeWee tournament. Tommy goes from timid observer to essential player - as we readers cheer him on! Illustrated by Zachary Pullen whose inimitable style blends perfectly with Zachary Hyman's inspiring text.

Hockey Goaltending

Author : Wilson, Eli
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Leading authorities on goaltending bring you the definitive guide to stopping more pucks, winning more games, and lowering your goals against average.

The Instigator

Author : Jonathon Gatehouse
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Two decades of lockouts, soaring ticket prices, and on-ice tinkering have convinced many hard-core fans that the NHL's long-time commissioner Gary Bettman is the devil in disguise, but this book examines his motivations, peels back his often prickly demeanor, and explains how he manages to lead, confound, and keep order. It details the unlikely ascension of a fatherless Jewish kid from Long Island--who never played hockey and can barely skate--to the sport's biggest job. The seven-fold increase in gross revenue during Bettman's 20-year tenure as NHL commissioner makes him a business success story, and on his watch, professional hockey has also expanded far beyond its regional strongholds. By taming the NHL's famously fractious owners, all but busting its players' union, and enforcing a lawyerly discipline even on trash talk, Bettman has become a figure of almost unrivaled power in the business of sports, and this biography delves into how his influence shapes rival leagues in other countries, dictates the schedule of the Olympic Winter Games, and spills onto the ice itself.

NHL Official Guide Record Book 2007

Author : Dan Diamond
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The National Hockey League Official Guide Record Book

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The Bambino and Me

Author : Zachary Hyman
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A picture book that perfectly conjures 1920s New York for fans of baseball and Babe Ruth. This is baseball's The Hockey Sweater (by Roch Carrier) for the US market. George Henry Alexander is a huge fan of baseball. His favorite team is the New York Yankees and his favorite player is Babe Ruth. George plays baseball during his free time and he listens to the games on the radio with his dad. Everywhere he goes, he carries his Babe Ruth baseball card. On his birthday, George's parents surprise him with two tickets to watch the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees--his first real game! But his presents don't stop there. Uncle Alvin has sent him a baseball jersey and cap, but it's for the Boston Red Sox! Filled with horror, George tosses them aside, but his mother will not have any of that. He will wear them to the baseball game with his dad! What will happen at the game? Will George get to meet Babe Ruth while wearing the opposing team's jersey?

NHL Official Guide Record Book

Author : Dan Diamond
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This edition, revised and updated for the 2003-2004 season, features an easy-to-understand expanded format, new statistics, an index of every retired player since 1917, a detailed breakdown of all the hot prospects, and information on every current player. Photos throughout.

The EQ Edge

Author : Steven J. Stein
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REVISED AND UPDAT ED WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO EQ AND PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team? What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursuits? What is the most important dynamic of your makeup? Is it your A) intelligence quotient? or B) emotional quotient? If you picked "A", you are partly correct. Your intelligence quotient can be a predictor of things such as academic achievement. But your IQ is fixed and unchangeable. The real key to personal and professional growth is your emotional intelligence quotient, which you can nurture and develop by learning more about EQ from the international bestseller The EQ Edge. Authors Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book show you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm-all of which are essential ingredients of success. The EQ Edge offers fascinating-and sometimes surprising-insights into what it takes to be a top law-enforcement officer, lawyer, school principal, student, doctor, dentist or CEO. You will learn what the top EQ factors are across many different kinds of jobs, from business managers and customer service representatives to HR professionals and public servants. The EQ Edge will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff are the most promising leaders and drivers of your business. And because all of us have other roles-parent, spouse, caregiver to aging parents, neighbor, friend-The EQ Edge also describes how everyone can be more successful in these relationships. "Finally, a practical and usable guide to what emotional intelligence is all about. This book peels the onion on what EQ really is and teaches the reader to assess their own EQ and how to increase it. This is the holy grail for career success."—Michael Feiner, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business and author of The Feiner Points of Leadership

The Great Expansion

Author : Alan Bass
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Alan Bass does an incredible job of going through the era and describing these vital events that changed the game. EDWARD FRASER, THE HOCKEY NEWS To the degree that expansion has changed the league since 1967, its surprising that no ones gone in-depth to see what faced the NHLs six newest teams. Bass does, and gives any hockey history nut their fix! BRYAN THIEL, HOCKEY54.COM Alan Bass has captured the history of the biggest turning point in NHL history Bass brings both the highlights on the ice and all the important maneuvers behind the scenes to fans, including what happened and why. Full of in-depth analysis and interesting and never before heard stories, this book is a must for any hockey fan. BRAD KURTZBERG, AUTHOR OF SHORTHANDED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE SEALS Alan Bass has produced a well researched and thoughtful look back at the NHLs original expansion this book is a must for all those interested in the history of pro hockey in North America. BRUCE SCOOP COOPER, HOCKEY HISTORIAN, AUTHOR, AND BROADCASTER It was March 1965 when Clarence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, emerged from a long board meeting and announced that the NHL would double in size beginning with the 1967-68 season. Fans loyal to the Original Six were furious. Owners were irate. In The Great Expansion: The Ultimate Risk that Changed the NHL Forever, hockey expert Alan Bass profiles the power brokers and provides an in-depth study of the decision and its revolutionary impact on the game. Bass, a former hockey player and freelance sports writer, relies on thorough research, interviews, and first-person accounts in order to reach into the past and uncover the mystery of a behind-closed-doors decision that seemed improbable at the time. As he profiles the powerful owners, media moguls, and die-hard sportsmen involved in the politics and backroom dealings, Bass shares a never-before-seen glimpse into how the decision forever impacted professional hockey in North America. The Great Expansion: The Ultimate Risk that Changed the NHL Forever is not only an important documentation of Clarence Campbells bold move of doubling the number of NHL franchises, but also provides an unforgettable look back into the history of pro hockey in North America.