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Campbellnomics - Nov. 13

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Sidney Crosby may be second in NHL scoring, but he is first in Campbellnomics. Author: The Hockey News

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Campbellnomics - Nov. 13

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
Sidney Crosby
Pit
3
4
5
8
 
4
3
4
 
 
1
22
2
10
Ilya Kovalchuk
Atl
1
2
5
3
5
 
2
 
 
 
2
17.5
 
4
Jarome Iginla
Cgy
3
3
4
5
1
4
1
3
 
 
1
17.5
4
1
Henrik Zetterberg
Det
4
2
6
3
 
2
1
3
 
 
1
17
5
9
Daniel Alfredsson
Ott
1
4
4
4
2
 
3
3
 
 
1
16
 
24
Daniel Briere
Phi
1
5
2
8
2
1
1
5
 
1
 
16
7
3
Cory Stillman
Car
2
 
5
1
1
3
4
 
 
 
 
14.5
 
T12
Joe Thornton
SJ
2
4
3
6
1
3
1
2
 
 
 
14.5
9
7
Rod Brind'Amour
Car
2
4
3
8
1
2
 
2
 
 
 
14
 
31
Mike Ribiero
Dal
3
4
3
6
 
1
2
1
 
 
 
14
 
33
Mike Cammalleri
LA
3
1
5
1
1
1
2
1
 
 
1
14
 
70
Brian Rolston
Min
3
1
3
3
3
2
1
2
 
 
 
14
 
5
Vincent Lecavalier
TB
1
4
2
6
2
2
2
2
 
 
 
14
14
T128
Jozef Stumpel
Fla
3
1
4
3
 
 
2
3
 
 
1
13.5
 
18
Mike Richards
Phi
2
1
4
1
3
 
3
1
 
 
 
13.5
 
8
Evgeni Malkin
Pit
2
2
4
5
2
2
1
 
 
 
 
13.5
 
81
Brad Boyes
StL
4
1
6
1
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
13.5
 
T35
Daniel Sedin
Van
2
2
3
4
 
 
3
2
1
1
 
13.5
19
15
Vaclav Prospal
TB
3
1
5
2
 
2
1
3
 
 
 
13
20
17
Patrick Kane
Chi
 
3
1
5
3
1
1
3
 
1
1
12.5
 
T87
Ales Hemsky
Edm
1
3
4
5
1
 
1
1
 
 
2
12.5
 
48
David Legwand
Nsh
4
1
4
2
 
3
1
1
 
 
 
12.5
 
56
Jaromir Jagr
NYR
2
3
3
6
 
 
2
2
 
 
 
12.5
 
23
Dany Heatley
Ott
1
3
2
4
2
2
1
3
 
 
 
12.5
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