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01-21-2013, 12:01 PM
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There is an interesting book called "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. If you haven't read it or any other Gladwell books, I highly recommend.

In sumary, Gladwell presents a theory called thin slicing. Basically, the human mind can judge an outcome within seconds of seeing a situation. These blink judgments are correct about 80% of the time. The trouble is the human mind is far too analytical to trust these blink judgments most of the time.

I've been trying to remember and write down blink judgments lately.

Now, sports blink judgments are not as accurate as other blink judgments because the situation can and will change- A player can develop or not develop, he can get injured, he can go through a coaching change, etc.

But, what I saw out of Mark Foligno in two shifts on Sunday tells me I want him on the CBJ. I do not recall ever thinking that about all the shifts I've seen out of Johan.

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