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Is Kris Russell valuable or terrible? Long after Moneyball, skeptics and ‘nerds’ are still fighting about analytics

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Kris Russell (left) skates against the St. Louis Blues on Dec. 21. Photograph by: Codie McLachlan The Major League Baseball draft that was the basis for the book Moneyball took place in 2002. The book itself was published the following year, and a year after that came the paperback edition, in which…

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The reawakening of Don Cherry: Hockey’s loudest pundit thought he’d lost a step, so he became ‘more of a bully’

Don Cherry dresses for “Coach’s Corner” on Hockey Night in Canada in Toronto on Nov. 11. Photograph by: Christopher Wahl MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Don Cherry, who can be as loud as the jackets he wears during his weekly “Coach’s Corner” segments on Hockey Night in Canada, was worried a year ago that he was losing…

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