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Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons, Chicago Blackhawks leading All-Star vote | FOX Sports

“Canada and USA has many NHL players but Latvia at the moment has only one,” Gorbunovs wrote. “It is not an initiative of some separate group or segment. It is an achievement of all Latvian fans.” Gorbunovs estimated at least 11,000 Latvians traveled to Minsk, Belarus, to attend last year’s World Championship tournament. Former Latvian NHLers include goalie Arturs Irbe, now a Sabres assistant, and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh . Growing up in Riga, Girgensons was a fan of the Kontinental Hockey League team based in the Latvian capital. Girgensons was 15 when he moved to North America to play for the former Vermont-based Green Mountain Glades of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. He then spent two seasons with Dubuque of the U.S. Hockey League, before committing to play at Vermont. Girgensons turned down a college career for the chance to play pro after being drafted by Buffalo. “I never would have said at age 20 that I’d be in my second year in the NHL,” Girgensons said. Soon enough, he might be an all-star. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/buffalo-sabres-chicago-blackhawks-all-star-vote-lead-zemgus-girgensons-jonathan-toews-patrick-kane-122314

NHL’s new “Moneyball” world making a star of Sharks’ Matt Nieto – ContraCostaTimes.com

Wilson doesn’t go that far. “I’m not going down that path,” he said. “I’m not being disrespectful to it, but baseball’s different. Each team has to apply it to their specific sport.” Sharks coach Todd McLellan understands the new stats and recognizes that some have value. But he doesn’t buy all the attention they get in some circles. “The best analytics that we have are our eyeballs,” he said. “Analytics can’t become the be-all and end-all . They can’t become the lazy way of doing things. It still has to be the work, it has to be watching.” He also finds some of the statistical breakdown flawed and notes that important qualities in a hockey player cannot be quantified. “How do you measure hard work?” the coach asked. Seppa, the advanced stats expert, tries to keep things in perspective. “I think the game gets dull if you just look through the lens of numbers only,” he said. source: http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_27206378/nhls-new-moneyball-world-making-star-sharks-matt?source=rss

 

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