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#2623824 Kings sign Ehrhoff to 1 year deal

Posted by darkmanx on 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.




#2623486 Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

Posted by darkmanx on 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.

 

ClementeLetter080215.png




#2622961 Jurco Showing Off The Hands

Posted by darkmanx on 12 August 2015 - 11:43 AM

Ah gotcha :P it was a little bit.. it was kind of just a general comment too though. a lot of people I know are too harsh on jurco too early.

I know the large amount of forwards on the roster contributes to his role last year but we haven't seen even close to the best version of jurco that we will imo

 

I love me some Jurco, no issues for me.




#2622953 Best American forward in the nhl?

Posted by darkmanx on 12 August 2015 - 06:54 AM

Michigan is the state of hockey.

 

Detroit vs Everybody!




#2622554 2015 Detroit Tigers/MLB Baseball thread

Posted by darkmanx on 08 August 2015 - 09:43 PM

I don't know what was going on, but mCann and iglesias were about to throw punches at eachother.
losing does not make for a good atmosphere,

 

David Price @DAVIDprice14

James McCann WILL have a C on his chest like Varitek did...he cares and he is a leader!! He will do what needs to be done...




#2622282 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by darkmanx on 04 August 2015 - 08:10 PM

@RedWingsFeed: Comparing Illitch's Decision to Release Dave Dombrowski to Red Wings Reality: Well, http://t.co/5ZKIAfHdEdvia @wingingitmotown #RedWings

 

I don't agree with that article, I think they are two totally different situations. Dombrowski clearly wanted to move on after he made the moves at the deadline, I am almost 100% certain he is coming to Toronto to take over for Paul Beeston as the President of the Blue Jays. Holland unless he wants to move on or retire I believe he will be re-signed. I don't really see any other GM doing what he has done the last two decades and to maintain it is incredible.




#2622146 Then and Now: Tatar vs Hudler

Posted by darkmanx on 03 August 2015 - 11:19 AM

Tatar is similar to Hudler, but a bit bigger and quite a bit faster.  Hudler puts up more points now, but a lot of that is a reflection of his roles with the Flames.

 

Where is eva ? We need him to confirm this.




#2621969 Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Posted by darkmanx on 31 July 2015 - 06:55 PM

 

I'm not going into the nerd-stats because I'm not interested in them if you trust them fine I don't. I've said countless times that OV is the better goalscorer but OVERALL I'd take Toews just look at the Selke nominations for the best two-way-player who many does OV have ? Yes 0 nominations Toews doesn't only have nominations he has also won one. So if you want to build your team around a one dimenionsal (but obviously elite at that) player fine, I'd trust my gut and take an excellent two-way-player who has shown that he can will himself and his team to a cup(s).

 

Since your bringing up Toews selke's, and great two way play. Let's see if the gap is really that close for the defensive argument you are clinging to.

 

Let's compare the resumes to show how Toews all around play doesn't account for Ovi's all around play.

 

Toews:

1 Selke
1 Conn Smythe

 

Oh yea, that 1 selke really shows Toews is soo great defensively. He is absolutely just miles above everyone else, especially Ovi. He has a whopping 1 more Selke after all. Like I said before, are you saying Bergeron is better then Toews?

Ovechkin:

2005-06 NHL Calder Memorial Trophy
2007-08 NHL Art Ross Trophy
2007-08 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy
2007-08 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy
2007-08 NHL Ted Lindsay Award
2008-09 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy
2008-09 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy
2008-09 NHL Ted Lindsay Award
2009-10 NHL Ted Lindsay Award
2012-13 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy
2012-13 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy
2013-14 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy
2014-15 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy

 

Oh yea, let me also mention one of these players is a generational talent, the other is just a very good player.




#2621906 Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Posted by darkmanx on 31 July 2015 - 09:45 AM

I mean he's a point per game player. That's pretty much what they go for now. Not like he got Toews Kane money. Freaking ROR got 7.5 per.

 

Exactly. Not a bad deal at all especially when you compare his contract with the horrible contracts by Kane and Toews.




#2621886 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by darkmanx on 30 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

This is one of my fav goals by Datsyuk. The way Quick looks back at who the hell shot it sums up this article perfectly.

 




#2621568 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by darkmanx on 25 July 2015 - 03:41 PM

I'm not saying they're not good or useful. I'm saying that telling someone that "stats overrule their opinion" may not always be accurate and you should rely on both. As the season wore on, we got worse defensively. I think the stats if broken down by month would probably show that and as an average we may have been a top 10 defensive team. But we weren't a top ten defensive team all year last year. We went from really good to pretty bad, so a season long average doesn't tell the whole story. That's all I'm saying.

 

Well with analytics you can break anything down you want, that's the point of stats. You can say the same about any other team, at the end of the year we "Averaged" a certain number just like everyone else. Over 82 games we were absolutely a top 10 defensive team.

 

I do hold stats to a higher value then someone scouting. When someone is scouting a player, it's a small sample size since they don't scout all 82 games. Analytics allow you to have the numbers in front of you and measure performance in which you cannot by watching. When making the hard decisions I would use analytics over what someone saw with there eye. Sorry if that bothers you, but it's my opinion.




#2621560 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by darkmanx on 25 July 2015 - 01:48 PM

 
People who watched the games saw that, not everyone is following games while looking at some excel spreadsheets or having their calculator ready. Hopefully this mathfreaks trend is going away as fast as it came because it's annoying having to fast forward podcasts and filter TSN hockeynews just to get the desired information while having to read through stupid graphics and formulas.
 
Anyhow great deal for Holtby and the Capitals by the end of this contract he will still be in his prime and could get even more if he works on his game.


Statistics overrule what you think you saw. Sorry bud analytics aren't going anywhere.


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#2621553 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by darkmanx on 25 July 2015 - 09:05 AM

Not to make excuses for Howard as I don't much but those teams the other goalies play on their defense is a bit better than the Wings

As for Holtby, cash in when ya can man....

 

That's not true at all, Detroit was one of the better defensive teams in the NHL last year.

 

Detroit only allowed 27.4 shots per game (top 5) faceoffs 54.6% (top 5) and most importantly, goals allowed 2.26 (top 15).

 

Advanced stats back up their ranking as a top 10 defensive club, with Corsi For % and Fenwick For % 6th and 8th, respectively.




#2621511 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by darkmanx on 24 July 2015 - 02:00 PM

 
You call it "spam". I call it a resourse. :lol:


Too late. Hudler already took all the bookings.


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#2621502 Free agents this off season

Posted by darkmanx on 24 July 2015 - 01:04 PM

Smart move for the Habs.
 
1 year deal on the cheap...A motivated, and healthy Semin could easily hit 30  goals.


30 goals on Montreal? Lol

He will be responsible for more goals against then he actually scores. Book it.


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