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Campbellnomics - Dec. 25

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Both Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are in the top three in this week's Campbellnomics. Author: The Hockey News

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Campbellnomics - Dec. 25

Ken Campbell
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At thehockeynews.com, we don't ask how or even how many. We ask: How many of them were important?

That's the crux behind Campbellnomics, a statistic unique to THN.com that measures meaningful goals. We're not concerned with who scores the sixth goal in a 6-1 game. We're more concerned with the players who can be counted on to contribute when it matters most.

And since goals should be worth more than assists, goals in this system count for one point, assists for a half. And points are awarded only when the following goals are scored: the first goal of a game, a goal that puts the team ahead or into a tie, game-winning goals, overtime goals and shootout goals.

Some goals are worth more than one point. For example, the first goal of the game is always worth two points, one for the first of the game and another for putting the team ahead. So if a player scores the shootout winner in a 1-0 victory, as Ales Hemsky did for the Oilers on Nov. 14, that player receives four points - one for the first goal of the game, one for putting his team ahead, one for the game-winner and one for the shootout.

CAMPBELLNOMICS
RK.
NHL RK.
NAME
TEAM
FIRST
AHEAD
TIE
GWG
OT
SOG
TOTAL
       
G
A
G
A
G
A
G
A
G
A
G
 
1
2
Henrik Zetterberg
Det
7
4
11
9
4
5
4
4
 
 
2
39
2
3
Jarome Iginla
Cgy
5
6
12
9
5
5
4
3
 
 
1
38.5
3
10
Pavel Datsyuk
Det
7
5
9
11
2
4
3
5
 
 
4
37.5
4
5
Ilya Kovalchuk
Atl
2
3
9
5
10
2
4
2
1
1
2
34.5
 
49
Brad Boyes
StL
6
4
13
5
4
2
5
 
 
 
1
34.5
6
4
Sidney Crosby
Pit
5
6
7
14
 
7
3
7
 
 
1
33
 
1
Vincent Lecavalier
TB
5
5
8
8
4
5
5
4
 
 
 
33
8
16
Joe Thornton
SJ
4
10
7
16
1
3
3
4
 
 
1
32.5
9
63
Ales Hemsky
Edm
3
5
7
7
4
7
3
1
 
 
5
32
10
17
Mike Ribiero
Dal
5
5
6
9
3
2
3
4
1
 
1
29
11
6
Daniel Alfredsson
Ott
2
6
7
8
3
1
3
6
 
 
2
27.5
12
21
Ryan Getzlaf
Ana
1
5
4
10
6
5
2
4
 
1
1
26.5
 
56
Corey Perry
Ana
4
 
7
1
6
4
3
2
 
 
3
26.5
 
13
Alex Ovechkin
Wsh
4
2
8
4
5
3
4
1
 
1
 
26.5
15
42
Rick Nash
Clb
4
5
6
9
3
 
3
2
 
 
2
26
16
33
Shawn Horcoff
Edm
2
3
5
6
3
6
4
 
 
 
4
25.5
 
T23
Anze Kopitar
LA
3
5
6
7
3
2
2
3
1
 
2
25.5
 
11
Mike Richards
Phi
3
3
5
5
7
2
3
3
 
 
1
25.5
19
48
Paul Kariya
StL
4
4
4
12
2
6
2
4
 
 
 
25
20
28
Kristian Huselius
Cgy
3
6
7
9
1
1
2
3
 
 
2
24.5
 
T80
Brendan Shanahan
NYR
3
5
8
6
 
2
3
4
1
 
2
24.5

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