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Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2016, 04:58:25 PM »
Lest we forget. Leafs were in a playoff position when he got fired. Followed by a Horachek 8-28 to end the season.

Lest we forget the collapse his Leafs teams suffered the previous season (thanks, in large part, to his "strategies"), that they had lost 7 of the 9 games before he was fired, and, while their point total had them in a playoff spot, they were on pace to miss the playoffs as they had a lower point percentage than the highest ranked team sitting outside the playoffs. The collapse was well underway when he was fired. Horachek just helped ensure that it was completed appropriately.
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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2016, 06:59:08 PM »
Edmonton's new mascot, Hunter:




Looks so much like a bad taxidermy job.
Showed pic to my 2 and 5 year old's and the consensus is... he's scary.

I like it. Him.

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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2016, 02:26:56 PM »
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2016, 10:38:30 AM »

Good article on the cap situation in Tampa. For all of the talk about the Hedman and Stamkos deals being really team friendly deals, they did simply delay the fact that Tampa is going to have to make some tough choices in the next few years:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/what-we-learned-steve-yzermans-general-mismanagement-of-lightning-142511944.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw
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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2016, 01:45:04 PM »
Never change, Randy. Never change.
Lest we forget. Leafs were in a playoff position when he got fired. Followed by a Horachek 8-28 to end the season.

The analytics community predicted that fall from grace, based on a statistic called CGO.

It's the sum of a team's Compete level and it's Grit level. The Leaf's had a CGO of 106, which was never going to be sustainable.
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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2016, 02:05:32 PM »
They might have been able to sustain that if that had a higher LHC of course.  (leadership and heart coefficient.)

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« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2016, 05:39:58 AM »
Gryba and Versteeg on pto's in Edmonton is weird.

Don Cherry's new line, Hustlin' Bolt, also represents a condition within the analytics milieu, casop, Conditions And States Of Plaid...especially over 100 metres.
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« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2016, 08:15:46 AM »

Good article on the cap situation in Tampa. For all of the talk about the Hedman and Stamkos deals being really team friendly deals, they did simply delay the fact that Tampa is going to have to make some tough choices in the next few years:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/what-we-learned-steve-yzermans-general-mismanagement-of-lightning-142511944.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

It's a shame that nobody has the guts (or cap space I guess too) to offer sheet Kucherov. A team could go up to $7.5mil and only have to give up a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round draft pick. For a team in the right position that seems like a steal.

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« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2016, 09:00:00 AM »
The Leafs and Sens don't drop the puck until 9:30 Eastern?

Is this because of the Jays game?


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« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2016, 09:19:19 AM »
The Leafs and Sens don't drop the puck until 9:30 Eastern?

Is this because of the Jays game?



They're playing in Saskatoon, so 2 hours behind.

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« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2016, 02:13:21 PM »
Never change, Randy. Never change.
Lest we forget. Leafs were in a playoff position when he got fired. Followed by a Horachek 8-28 to end the season.

The analytics community predicted that fall from grace, based on a statistic called CGO.

It's the sum of a team's Compete level and it's Grit level. The Leaf's had a CGO of 106, which was never going to be sustainable.
Don't forget the PTTB (pugnacity, testosterone, truculence and belligerence) statistic, the Leafs were only playing at 2568 click on PTTB scale and that wasn't going to cut it. One of the main reason's they had the collapse.
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« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2016, 09:10:30 PM »
So... Cody Hodgson retired?

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Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2016, 10:28:29 AM »
So Travis Konecny is apparently having a pretty darn good training camp. 3 goals, 3 assists in 5 preseason games. Sounds like he has a real solid chance at cracking the Flyers line-up.

Also, NHL, why the heck did I have to go to FoxSports.com to find preseason statistics?

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Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2016, 10:13:02 AM »
Further to my Konecny post, it looks as though Ivan Provorov will also make the Flyers. So both their first round picks from last year will be jumping into the NHL.

The Islanders also have 2 first rounders from that draft making their club: Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier (while Griffin Reinhart can't even crack the Oilers roster at the age of 22, what an underrated steal for the Islanders).

A couple of defencemen from the 2016 draft: Mikhail Sergachev (MTL) and Jakob Chychrun (ARI), have made their respective teams.

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« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2016, 10:44:23 AM »

I get the sense there'll be a lot of "Why couldn't we trade up for Chychrun" angst this year.
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Re: 2016-2017 NHL Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2016, 10:44:23 AM »