In Good Company

This week’s Sports Business Journal included their NHL Season Preview.¬† Along with the normal preview fare of “Turnaround Teams”, “5 issues to watch”, and a piece on the Capitals’ ticket and sponsorship sales, the Sports Business Journal looked at popular NHL-specific blogs.¬† They used BuzzManager from Sports Media Challenge “to identify popular NHL-specific blogs based on the quality of content, size/quality of the community, and consistent activity.”¬† They also highlighted three others worth a look.
We’d like to thank the Sports Business Journal for including us.
Sports Business Journal (Click the picture for a screen shot of the whole page)
Thanks also to The Pensblog for passing along the good news.

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6 Responses to In Good Company

  1. Bryanne Mayhew says:

    Congratulations guys and gal… you all consistently provide sterling content!

  2. Juan-John says:

    Congrats! Not a bad 2nd b-day present, huh?
    Slightly OT question: there’s an ESPN.com article comparing Ovechkin and Crosby . . .
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=3631769&type=Columnist&imagesPrint=off
    . . . that has the following sentence:
    “Will Ovechkin ever be considered for the Frank J. Selke Award as the best two-way player? Maybe not yet. But as Ovechkin learns to be more accountable defensively (he was plus-28 last season after being minus-19 the season before), he’ll find himself on the ice in more key situations. The one thing about Ovechkin’s evolution is that he has the confidence and skill to shoot from virtually anywhere on the ice with terrific success. He has led the league in shots in each of his three seasons and there simply is little that opposing teams can do to defend a player who can shoot in full stride, off his back foot and from a standstill.”
    . . . what does the author mean when he writes “plus-28” and “minus-19”?
    Burgeoning puck nut wants to know… 🙂

  3. @ Juan-John, here’s the Cliff’s Notes summary: A player’s plus/minus rating is determined by whether a player is on the ice when his team scores (+1) or when the opponent scores (-1). It’s a far-from-perfect statistic, but it provides some measure of a player’s relative role in scoring (or preventing scoring). During power plays, the man-up team does not get a +1 if they score, nor does the man-down team get a -1, basically because PP goals are kind of “expected”. If the man-down team scores a short-handed goal, however, then they each get +1 and the opponents each get -1.
    Personally I find it most useful when comparing to teammates rather than across teams… for instance, if your cumulative +/- is -2 for the year and you play for Detroit, you’re probably not having a great season. But a -2 on Los Angeles means you’re probably near the top relative to your teammates.
    Hope this helps!

  4. pepper says:

    Great accomplishment indeed. And you guys have kicked it up a notch this week with Collin’s story and the Ted interview.

  5. SovSport says:

    Nice! The only way is up for you guys.

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