Found November 01, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Zdeno Chara
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail, He admits it: He’s not the computer who wore hockey skates. Off the top of his head, he doesn’t know every game-related fact and can’t spit out a gigabyte of statistical data at the speed of a Zdeno Chara slap shot. The truth is Ralph Slate never even played hockey. He’s a data-base specialist from Springfield, Mass., who used to catalogue songs and record albums on an Atari 800 back in the day. Just for fun. So why is it that some people started an on-line petition calling for Slate’s induction in the Hockey Hall of Fame? Because they can, and because Slate helped modernize how fans, media and even NHL team officials access their hockey information. That’s not to say Slate’s Internet Hockey Data Base ( is the be-all for everything hockey. But after 13 years of relentless service, it is regarded as a standard bearer for a generation of hockey zealots who now have multiple computer stops for everything from salary-cap dealings to...

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