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As training camp begins, it’s time to catch up with our football JMMA winners

Baseball has Ruth and Mays. Football has Payton and Rice. Basketball has Jordan and Chamberlain. Hockey has Gretzky and Lemieux. We have Austin and McClendon. As we set off in our search to find the next football winner of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending), it’s important to remember the legends of […]

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Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: The latest on restricted free agents, Griffins sign prolific college scorer

Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. • Griffins tough guy Tristan Grant signed a free agent deal with the Milwaukee Admirals. • Thanks to the […]

James Mungro Memorial Award, Lions edition pre-preview: The field is set

The Lions open training camp on Monday, which means we’re close to naming the sixth winner of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). That’s right. We made it. The second most prestigious award on the internet is back. We’ll have a more complete preview on our competitors in the leadup to the […]

Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA gets happy then sad then good at pitching

The details on the Angels’ trade with the Padres’ for Huston Street came in increments. First we learned the deal was done. Then we learned that the Angels were including second-base prospect Taylor Lindsey in the deal. Then came this: Huston Street and AA Pitcher to Angels for Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, Jose Alvarez and […]

Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Who is untouchable?; When to expect a Daniel Alfredsson decision

New feature! Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. • In a mailbag, MLive’s Ansar Khan says that Gustav Nyquist, Anthony Mantha, and the Red Wings’ […]

Beating the system: Can the Red Wings increase their shootout prowess with better shot choice?

When we last convened, we established that an eight percent increase in SPDO equals one shootout win and that the Red Wings’ poor shooters cost them two to three points last year, which led to the question: What’s the best way for the Red Wings to increase their shooting percentage, and in turn, their SPDO? The answer […]

Nothing today

I went down a research wormhole last night and haven’t fully clawed my way out of it, so there will be nothing today. Have no fear.  Shootout week will continue.

Measuring shootout effectiveness using fancy stats and why it should matter to NHL teams, including the Red Wings

On Monday, we determined that on average a team has 10 extra points* available to it per season due to the shootout. The goal for NHL teams then should be to put them in the best position to gain as many of those 10 possible points total in the shootout. How do they do that? […]

It’s Shootout Week! An introduction and why you should pay attention

Late one night about a month ago, I mindlessly clicked a link that I had favorited on Twitter. My browser went to a month-old Yahoo! story about some professor who had been teaching a class on Sabermetrics — “The Study of Baseball as a Science” — at Tufts University. He was now teaching the class […]

Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: What it might take to land Mike Green and why Detroit might be down two assistant coaches

New feature! Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you.  •  Danny DeKeyser chose not to file for arbitration, according to MLive.com’s Brendan Savage. He remains a […]

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