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Quality Player Quotes and Press Conference Pabulm

Should we really feel incensed when an NHL player declines a post-practice media scrum? What kind of value do we really get out of player quotes? And for that matter, what kind of articles have any value at all?

Gay columnist: Athletes, stay in the closet

I've long said that gay athletes and sports fans have two coming out processes. First they have to come out as gay to their friends and family, and then they have to come out as sports fans and...

A.J. Burnett was Jose Molina's "psychology degree"

In Richard Griffin's Star column on the Frasor-Gregg closer switch, Jose Molina weighs on the psychology of pitching and I like this bit: As the amateur psychologist Molina walked away, he was asked if he had a college degree on his wall. "A.J. was my psychology degree," Molina smiled. And who's to argue.

The Star's Richard Griffin tries his hand at scouting

Love this old quote by AA on how he views the amateur draft: "An average draft is getting one above-average player," Anthopoulos said after taking over in October. "If we can go from one to two (per draft), while certainly there's an incremental cost, the value to our organization will be tenfold."

And they wonder why newspapers are dying?

The Toronto Star is resorting to Leafs jokes. Surprise, surprise: there's nothing original.

NHL's best bargains for bucks

One unfortunate thing that happens when advanced statistics begin to permeate sports is that you end up with cheap imitations. An example: Bill James started with a well-thought-out framework, came...

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