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« Reply #165 on: November 21, 2016, 08:08:29 AM »
Jack Todd also believes that the league rigged the draft lottery so Matthews would come here. So, yeah, I don't actually think it's unfair to call the guy a lunatic.

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« Reply #166 on: November 21, 2016, 09:28:29 AM »
Meh, inferiority complex.

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« Reply #167 on: November 21, 2016, 10:10:15 AM »
Thanks for posting the article. I now know never to read another Jack Todd article.

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« Reply #168 on: November 23, 2016, 11:40:17 AM »
James Mirtle is leaving the Globe and joining a new start up site called "The Athletic"
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« Reply #169 on: November 23, 2016, 11:47:04 AM »
James Mirtle is leaving the Globe and joining a new start up site called "The Atheltic"

https://theathletic.com/toronto/

They have decent content and are currently staffed by Toronto sports writers that I don't despise. Mirtle will be the Editor-in-Chief for the Toronto chapter.
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« Reply #170 on: November 23, 2016, 12:14:46 PM »
They have decent content and are currently staffed by Toronto sports writers that I don't despise. Mirtle will be the Editor-in-Chief for the Toronto chapter.

They've basically become the home of talented Toronto-based sports writers who have been let go at their previous outlets: Eric Koreen, John Lott, David Alter, Sean Fitz-Gerald. It's a subscription-based model but given the people involved it's probably worth the money (I think it's like $3-4 a month).

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« Reply #171 on: November 23, 2016, 01:59:55 PM »
It's a subscription-based model but given the people involved it's probably worth the money.

Sadly, that's probably on the epitaph of any number of web ventures over the years.
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« Reply #172 on: November 23, 2016, 02:11:14 PM »
James Mirtle is leaving the Globe and joining a new start up site called "The Atheltic"

That's an unfortunate misspelling...must be a legal thing.

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« Reply #173 on: November 23, 2016, 07:54:38 PM »
Good luck for Mirtle, I like his insights a great deal. Hopefully Cathel will write more about the Leafs, I really love his thining .  A true sports genius. 
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« Reply #174 on: November 25, 2016, 09:59:13 PM »
I don't know if anyone here gets THN in hard copy.  I do, but not so much for the writing (Ken Campbell, ugh) but for the design/layout/artwork.  I don't know who their creative team is, but the visual impact of the magazine is miles ahead of the writing.  The latest issue just landed in my mailbox today, and the cover is really quite good -- a drawing of McDavid and Matthews comic-superhero style.  (They tout them as #1 & #2 on their list of 100 People of Power & Influence ... hmmm.)

Anyway, just thought I'd call this out.  I've been impressed for some time by their type treatments & page layout, often very clever while not being fussy.

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« Reply #175 on: December 08, 2016, 10:03:57 AM »
I am really really excited about this, and tempted to fork over the money:
http://www.tsn.ca/han-hopes-to-challenge-conventional-thinking-in-coaching-ranks-1.623971

You might remember Jack Han (@ml_han on Twitter) from this clip about the Leafs that Carlton posted earlier this year:
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Those videos have opened doors for Han to communicate directly with those he needs to deal with — open-minded, elite-level coaches looking for every edge possible. “NHL, KHL, CHL, NCAA, there has been interest in the clips,” said Han, whose marketing background and video experience served him well in these short, snappy, insightful items. “I've tried to make them related to winning.”

Han's goal is to join a professional coaching staff next season that is prepared to challenge conventional thinking. He said there are currently two intriguing possibilities, one with an ECHL team and another alongside an AHL head coach on an NHL-affiliated minor-league team. Han is open to do some part-time consulting work this season, and may do that with the aforementioned teams, but what he really wants for next season is to, as he put it, “Have some skin in the game.”

Some of the coaches Han has had dialogue with told him they like how he frames his use of analytics in coaching: “You have to find a way to optimize what the coaches are already doing. Coaching time is so valuable and there's only so much you can do. I want to use [analytics] as a teaching tool and an efficiency tool, not necessarily what it's being used as or perceived as — only an evaluation tool.”

He has signed on with The Athletic TO as their (hockey) systems analyst, which means we'll be seeing more of his videos as they pertain to the Leafs. He is tracking some of the stats that don't usually make it to the box score.

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« Reply #176 on: December 08, 2016, 11:53:49 AM »
Resist the temptation my friend. The internet was created specifically to force creators to give away their work for nothing. Don't fight destiny.

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« Reply #177 on: December 08, 2016, 12:09:04 PM »
Resist the temptation my friend. The internet was created specifically to force creators to give away their work for nothing. Don't fight destiny.

Don't be fooled.  You think it's "free", but creators are still trying to make a buck by bombarding you with ads. 

Plus that's why there's so much CRAP on the internet. Click-bait garbage, fake news, outright falsehoods being spread. 

Not that the information we got prior to the internet wasn't biased or filtered either.  I guess you win some and you lose some.

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« Reply #179 on: December 18, 2016, 11:15:26 AM »

Aboat the time he stood out in the cold trying to complete his Esso Powerplay stacks!



40 years later and the Esso at Don Mills and Shepherd still the same.
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