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Playing The Numbers — In Hockey

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Playing The Numbers — In Hockey

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Playing The Numbers — In Hockey

Playing The Numbers — In Hockey

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Mike Smith knows hockey. He's played, coached and managed — most recently for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2003. Now he has a company that analyzes hockey statistics and advises clubs — but doesn't use the statistics you might think.

Host Scott Simon talks to Smith, who also writes about the sport for HockeyNews.com.