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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Jets (C2) vs. Golden Knights (P1)
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:10:34 PM »
I'm having weird Ottawa Spartan flashbacks...

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Lightning (A1) vs. Bruins (A2)
« on: May 06, 2018, 11:46:05 PM »
So yeah what a stanley cup contender the Bruins were.  And the Leafs couldn't even beat in basically a gimme game 7.

I was tweeting earlier that the Leafs and Lightning are built so similar at forward and in goal - the difference is Tampa Bay having a championship-esque blueline.  1-6, there aren't very many other teams I'd take over Tampa.

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Former Leafs: Ex-Files / Re: Luke Schenn
« on: April 27, 2018, 09:29:47 AM »
I thought the narrative on Schenn was that he was probably a guy who would have excelled in the old NHL during the clutch and grab era.  His lack of speed is what limits him as a top defensive player.

He should join the Bruins then, so he can get away with it. :P

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News has come out about the attacker's supposed motivations. It is the worst.


A very good primer on "incels" and worth a read.  I know most of western society is focused on religious radicalization - but the fact is, radicalization exists within all facets of society.  This one was about gender lines and toxic masculinity.

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Andersen,
HM: Marner

Biggups to both Plekanec and Hyman, who had some huge shot blocks in the 3rd.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 23, 2018, 04:43:06 PM »
Im going very subtly change the topic of conversation.

So, how physically ill do people feel when the leafs lose a playoff series?  Nausea anyone?  Actual vomit?  Coma?  Or just too much ice cream??

A little beyond too much Ice Cream.  I would characterize it as a gut punch.  Like when it lands on 00 in roulette...

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 23, 2018, 01:47:06 PM »
But when I want to post something to the effect of "wow, Zaitsev looks bad tonight," I don't really look up the numbers to back it up - I just post it.  If someone challenges it - even with numbers (i.e: "he's plus +2 and has a goal and an assist.  I think he's playing great!") - I don't take it personally.  It doesn't really invalidate how I feel.

I'm personally offended that you think anyone in the analytics community would ever stick up for Zaitsev... and with +/- to boot!

;)

It was strictly hypothetical. :P

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 23, 2018, 01:42:48 PM »
I can back this up, and most of my posts are, and should be, deleted promptly.  Thanks for doing that.

If I can chime in as a long-time super-quality poster here, I think that this is an excellent forum for not only sharing our outsider opinions, but also for learning about new ways to look at the game today.  The cap has made team building increasingly complicated, and some of the newer tracked data and statistics have made conversations about performance (team or individuals) a little more complicated, but also better and more accurate.

Some might long for the days of the game being about just hitting and scoring, and some very easy to understand measurements being the be-all and end-all of debates, but that's not coming back.  Some of the newer measurements will fade away due to practically no predictive value or usefulness, but there'll be new and better data to take its place, due to better technology.  I would also say that most of the more complicated measurements are actually pretty darn interesting.

If you want to just vent an opinion that doesn't really have any basis in fact, no problem, but don't be surprised if someone refutes that.  If you don't like that, then don't read the rebuttal.  I've been creamed around here for some opinions that I've had (usually by people more knowledgeable than I am, which is most of the world), but I choose to read the rebuttals, and learn a little more.  I can still maintain my original opinion, but often, my opinion changes for the "righter" because of better information.  I like that part of the forum, and quite frankly, it's the reason I choose to read and write around here.

I will also say that I really appreciate those around here that use proper grammar and syntax, because this has helped me be a better writer.  That's just an ancillary benefit to reading the posts around here, Carlton's "posts" notwithstanding.

This is a terrific post - I'm someone in the same boat - where I'm trying to get into advance numbers (and do pick up a lot here), but am but no means an expert.  I look up stuff all the time because I'm trying to learn.  But when I want to post something to the effect of "wow, Zaitsev looks bad tonight," I don't really look up the numbers to back it up - I just post it.  If someone challenges it - even with numbers (i.e: "he's plus +2 and has a goal and an assist.  I think he's playing great!") - I don't take it personally.  It doesn't really invalidate how I feel.

I do think everyone on this board does bring something different to the discussion and that's important - whether we agree or disagree.  I know some people are more open to challenging opinions more aggressively than others, but it shouldn't invalidate what they say and what you say.

I will say - I'm not sure if I'm in the *it* crowd people talk about (I don't *think* I am? - I just kind of chime in with a pun or a meme every now and then), but I don't remember any instance of people ganging up on someone with the exception of when that TBLeafer fellow was posting some racist stuff and everyone kind of shut him down.  And that was warranted to me - maybe it's because I'm an outsider on most discussions and just like to read, but that's how I see it.

Anyhoo, here was I was hoping to stay at post #1234 forever, but now that's taken care of. :P

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Playoffs - Casual Fan Edition
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:39:55 PM »
Hey everyone - let's make fun of the Greek guy!


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Andersen, HM: Hyman for me as well

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Can't take them lightly without Bergeron, though.  I'm pretty sure he missed a chunk of this season, and they still had a winning record with him.

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On another note, I managed to grab some free tickets to the game tonight.

I believe the Leafs have lost the last 5 or 6 games I attended. I'm going to commit the gambler's fallacy and assume that means they're due for a win.

༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ TAKE MY ENERGY ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

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2018 NHL Playoffs / Re: Lightning (A1) vs. Devils (WC2)
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:34:09 PM »
Carbon copy of the Doughty hit?  Gotta think Kutcherov gets 1 game.


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I'll go Andersen, HM: Marleau as well.  Marleau was great on the forecheck tonight, laid a few hits and scored a few goals.  Great stuff!

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I actually won tickets to this game.  I'm hoping to transfer some of that luck to the home team. *fingers crossed*

This better be you the entire game, buddy.
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ TAKE MY ENERGY ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

Just for the record - I did this, and it worked. :)

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