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Anton Volchenkov: Hockey’s "Moneyball" Player

Check out this great article by Sylvain St-Laurent of Cybetrpress.ca regarding Anton Volchenkov’s block shots record and how block shots have become a legitimate statistical category in the hockey world.

Please note that the excerpt below is an English translation of Mr. St-Laurent’s original work.

Statisticians of the National Hockey League have begun to recognize the blocked shots in a serious and strict at the beginning of the 2005-2006 season, the return of the long lockout.

Four and a half years later, the first player will soon “be proud” of having been struck by a thousand slices.

Anton Volchenkov blocked the 999th shot of his career Tuesday in Edmonton.

Additional Reading (Original French): http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-droit/sports/senateurs-dottawa/201003/10/01-4259427-volchenkov-le-roi-des-lances-bloques.php

Additional Reading (English Translation): http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-droit/sports/senateurs-dottawa/201003/10/01-4259427-volchenkov-le-roi-des-lances-bloques.php&ei=qgWZS7-1N8qXtgf16um2CQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAcQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp: //www.cyberpresse.ca/le-droit/sports/senateurs-dottawa/201003/10/01-4259427-volchenkov-le-roi-des-lances-bloques.php%26hl%3Den