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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Idiocracy
« on: Today at 06:35:55 PM »
Not much wiggle room here with line item 4 in play (among all the other things)

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Rodion Amirov signs ELC
« on: Today at 01:21:02 PM »

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Idiocracy
« on: Today at 09:22:28 AM »

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2022-2023
« on: Today at 09:10:05 AM »
6. Alex Steeves

Smaller, but better and cheaper Mikheyev?!

24. Dennis Hildeby

He's sort of my favourite (drafted) goalie prospect in the system, mostly by virtue of being not in the MHL and what the goalie scout here is saying.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 05:05:31 PM »
Raty from Hirvonen and Niemela; very nice pop out and (lucky) pick up of the rim in, and then just a mean pass to set up Raty.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Rodion Amirov signs ELC
« on: Yesterday at 05:02:25 PM »

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Idiocracy
« on: Yesterday at 04:33:46 PM »

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Useless Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:03:17 PM »

How they track
No, Facebook didn’t hear your conversation. They are just so good at tracking you in other ways that it can feel that way.

We know that Facebook surveils our online behaviors: i.e., what websites we visit, what terms we search for, what we purchase online, etc. These tracking methods (which get extremely sophisticated beyond what we’re describing here) have a direct influence on the ads that we see.

In the case of the conversation with the friend, we can thank location tracking for that. Even when one is not signed in to the app, Facebook (given permission by the user) can track the location of our mobile phones.

Therefore, Facebook was able to determine that you and the friend were in the same location at the party. If the friend had previously had any online interaction with Yummy Time, then there is your connection. Facebook knows you’re friends on Facebook. It knows you were together. If that friend is bringing up Yummy Time, it’s likely that he or she has had some kind of recent interaction with it—Googling it, visiting the website, etc. Even if the mentioned product was one your friend purchased in a store, Facebook location tracking can be privy to the fact that your friend was at said store.

Let’s take it a step further. Even if your friend (Friend A) had only had a conversation about Yummy Time with another friend (Friend B), then Friend A could have been the one on the receiving end of the ad prior to talking about it with you. That’s enough for Facebook to try the ad with you as well.

In other words…
Beyond just being together, Facebook’s algorithm compares your interests, demographics, places you’ve been, groups you’re a part of, hashtags you follow (the list goes on) to that of your friend. If you and your friend are similar, and the friend has already left a trail of breadcrumbs to that product, then Facebook will serve you up an ad to see if you feel the same.

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2022-23 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 12:32:09 PM »

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 09:47:04 AM »
25. Brandon Lisowsky

Smol, scores a lot, needs to work on a lot of hockey-related skills without the puck. Easily a good 7th round flier, but not likely to make NHL hay unless the off-puck game and strength/skating round out.

NHL Transactions / Re: 2022-2023 NHL trades and signings
« on: Yesterday at 09:36:47 AM »
This is an old Larry Brooks piece about the Rangers' interest in Kadri in which he floats a very fun idea

Sign and trade.

The Rangers could get Kadri if Drury can engineer a trade whereby Kadri would sign with a [second] team that would assume 50 percent of the contract before immediately sending him to New York for a package of futures.

I’m thinking that tanking Chicago and Arizona would be perfect candidates with which to pull off the caper — clubs that are willing to take on bad contracts and money in exchange for the kind of return they would receive from the Rangers.

I don't hate it.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 09:21:31 AM »
I can't think of the last time we've had surprise from the AHL impact the team.

I think Hyman as a bit of a surprise for most but that was during that artificially suppressed season. Brown and Johnsson to lesser degrees. Engvall in a different way (longer, more gradual, so not a surprise).

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2022-2023
« on: Yesterday at 07:38:33 AM »
7. Pontus Holmberg

This is my pick for Marlie to surprise on the NHL team this coming season. He has a pro-ready game and can slot in flexibly as top 6 complementary left winger or bottom 6 two-way centre/wing. If Keefe is open to trying it, you could easily get a (cheaper) copy of the Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander line that was ripping up matchups a couple years ago to give the Toronto line (Bunting-Tavares-Marner) a longer run.

Thrilling August transaction

He’s a UFA at the moment after Vegas did not qualify him

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2022-2023
« on: August 10, 2022, 04:39:05 PM »
Top 25 Under 25 is up for voting now

This is my sloppy ranking
2022 RankPlayer
1Auston Matthews
2Matthew Knies
3Rasmus Sandin
4Nicholas Robertson
5Topi Niemelä
6Timothy Liljegren
7Fraser Minten
8Ty Voit
9William Villeneuve
10Roni Hirvonen
11Joey Anderson
12Nicholas Moldenhauer
13Victor Mete
14Pontus Holmberg
15Nicholas Abruzzese
16Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
17Mikhail Abramov
18Mikko Kokkonen
19Veeti Miettinen
20Dmitri Ovchinnikov
21Alex Steeves
22Curtis Douglas
23Ryan Tverberg
24Joe Miller
25Joseph Woll
- - -
26Mac Hollowell
27Dennis Hildeby
28Max Ellis
29Filip Král
30Axel Rindell
31Michael Koster
32Braeden Kressler
33Pavel Gogolev
34Nikita Grebenkin
35Vyacheslav Peksa
36Artur Akhtyamov
37Brandon Lisowsky
38Kalle Loponen
39John Fusco
40Wyatt Schingoethe
41Semyon Kizimov
42Ryan O’Connell
43Vladislav Kara
44Nikolai Chebykin
DNR (5)Rodion Amirov

PPP's DNRs and Honourable Mentions

HM: Nikita Grebyonkin, Veeti Miettinen, Joe Miller, Max Ellis, Axel Rindell, Wyatt Schingoethe, Mike Koster, Pavel Gogolev, Curtis Douglas

DNR: Vladislav Kara, Semyon Kizimov, Nikolai Chebykin, Kalle Loponen, Mac Hollowell, Ryan O'Connell, John Fusco, Artur Akhtyamov, Vyacheslav Peska, Braeden Kressler

Differences on my list: Dennis Hildeby, Filip Kral, and Brandon Lisowsky

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