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Cutting-Edge Cameras Revolutionizing NBA Statistics

Came across this gem of an article via Pop. Science today. Details how missile-tracking cameras are being used by a select few teams to collect a vast amount of data. One of the teams just happens to be the OKC Thunder (currently in NBA Finals). The article is definately worth a read, if only to imagine some of the potential be edits this technology could bring to hockey. Just imagine: perfect data in areas such as hits (no more home scorer bias), shot location, assists on scoring chances, etc. One can dream.

Oilers Blueline Target: Roman Hamrlik

Roman Hamrlik is supposedly available leading up to the deadline. After a public spat with coach Dale Hunter, Hamrlik could be had on the cheap. The Dman is signed to a very reasonable deal for next season (due to earn 3.5 mil - only 1 mil more than Barker!) and would bring an infusion of talent at the blue line that Edmonton desperately requires. This is the type of trade Steve Tambellini should be looking into in order to improve the team, not trading Ales Hemsky for a 2nd Pick.

Oilers Real D Problem: Too Experienced. Need More Teenagers

It's official: the Oilers have been bottom feeders for so long, player agents think they play in the WHL. It's actually ironic when considering the problems Edmonton has signing NHL-caliber free agents..

With Apologies to Derek: Number That May Only Interest Me: 55

55. As in, the sweater number for the new "Fastest Skater" from this year's Edmonton Oilers Skills Competition. So while Ben Eager takes home the fastest skater, other notable winners* (term used loosely here) of the day include: Andy Sutton - Hardest Shot Theo Peckham - "King of the Shootout" I'll just let you re-read that last one. Ladies and Gentlemen: Your Edmonton Tambellinis.

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