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Justice and Expediency, or: The Exorcism of Foulest Evil

via www.uhnd.com ________________________________________________________ "The Devil is not as black as he is painted." Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy As a true supporter of the Notre Dame...

Panthers' Steve Smith throws Chud under the bus

Carolina's Steve Smith seems to think that not only does the blame for the Panthers' woes last season fall on his former OC, but it was Chudzinski's efforts to get a job as a head coach that did it. The problem: That doesn't make much sense.

Does Firing A Head Coach Really Help NHL Teams?

A 2006 economics journal article examines the relationship between replacing a coach an team match performance thereafter. Teams that replace a coach during a crisis do worse in the short run, and the long-term effect isn't significant.


On the Subject of Coaches

Just some quick food for thought based on some numbers I came across this morning. Robert Vollman, who writes at ESPN, Hockey Prospectus, and his own site, Hockey Abstract, recently did some...

Is This Chris Mason's Swan Song?

Journeyman netminder Chris Mason returns to the Nashville Predators this season, the club that gave him his start in the NHL. After three other NHL cities, is this the year Mase hoists the Cup? Or hangs up the skates?

Medvedev grumpy after Russia disappoints

Whether you think Canada (14 golds) or the USA (37 total) gets the moral victory in the final medal count, there is one thing we can all agree on: Russia did not own the podium. And Russia's...

Way to go, Brian Orser

Last night, Kim Yu-Na's gold medal capped the rise of Brian Orser as one of the world's stellar figure-skating coaches.  Outed in 1998 by a partner lawsuit, Orser has since embraced his...

A bouquet for Coach Robertson too

How sweet it is...for the Chinese figure skaters, who went 1-2 in the pairs medals, with Shen and Zhao winning gold for the first time ever.  Sweeter still for their coach Bin Yao, who is getting...

Whittingham's Gamble

Kyle Whittingham has staked his future on Brian Johnson. Was it a mistake?

Coaches say Wright is overrated

Thanks to an informal survey of coaches out on the recruiting trail by CBS Sports' college basketball crew, Jay Wright has found himself listed with other coaching luminaries like Roy Williams, Jim...

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