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In Topic: 2015 Detroit Tigers/MLB Baseball thread

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In Topic: Kings sign Ehrhoff to 1 year deal

24 August 2015 - 09:58 PM

Well, he did actually sign a long term contract when he had chance and that didn't turn out too well. H's still collecting 850 000 a year from the Sabres for the next 11 years so he's actually doing pretty well financially.


I see these deals as a player on the backside of his career trying to win a cup. He could have gotten more years or money elsewhere. Clearly he's taken a cut the past 2 years to be with contending teams.


Ahh yes. I forgot he was bought out. Makes sense then.

In Topic: Kings sign Ehrhoff to 1 year deal

24 August 2015 - 06:55 PM

He should have signed a long term contract when he had the chance, now he's paying for it.

In Topic: Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

19 August 2015 - 10:23 AM


Hockey analytics is still in it's infancy. It's not really a thing at the minor leagues level from what I can tell. There isn't as much dedication to tracking... Though I am having conversations with another company that isn't directly affiliated with any one team.


More and more NHL teams are coming around to seeing what they can get out of data, so I would imagine there's room for someone like me in a few places in the league right now. The only thing I ever heard relating to the Red Wings and analytics was Babcocks interest in it about a year ago. So I may be going up the wrong tree here, but it's my favourite tree.


Hockey analytics will be the future, whether anyone likes it not; you are going into the right field. I am not saying people need to use them, and disregard watching players but it measures a player in ways that you cannot by using your own eyes. I use them religiously in Baseball and I can measure a players ability offensively and defensively just by looking at the numbers instead of having to watching a 3-4 hour game on a daily basis for 162 days of the year.


I believe all sports will eventually have analytics in some capacity, although it's nothing new.


For example in 1960 this was written by GM Joe Brown when Roberto Clemente asked for a raise. Joe was using analytics to illustrate why he didn't deserve one.



In Topic: Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

19 August 2015 - 06:45 AM

I guess I just don't understand asking complete strangers to use their connections to get you an interview. You could be some sort of lunatic. You want in, go knock on their door. If they don't open, you didn't knock right.


Of all the crappy attitude comments that get made, this is the one that crosses that particular line?