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In Topic: Free agents this off season

27 July 2015 - 09:39 AM

Fair contract for a solid center, he did give up some valuable ufa years though.

In Topic: Holtby Asking for $8M

26 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Hockey was only better for me back then because of the wings dominance, ha.
Honestly, I imagine they'll be fine with it, because it'll open up new ways to study film, new awareness of what you're doing right and wrong, and how to fix it. I think it'll help the game.
Its cool if you don't though, all the new stats do get crazy, but my opinion is, i just dont see how it could negatively effect the quality of the game.

And yeah.
The holtby deal is good for both sides.


Well I guess it depends I'm sure NHL teams are already having those ultra HD TVs and a ton of them to study films, slow-mos and all that stuff. I don't think knowing exactly each and every detail of a game will help much it would only make the video sessions longer = less time for the real important stuff (on-ice-training) but maybe I'm wrong and they are fine with it.


Yeah Holtby really got a fair deal unlike Chiasson 1,2 per seems a bit undervalued.


Are you implying there is a correlation between the tracking of advanced stats and the quality of the game? (Which of course is entirely subjective.)


No all I'm saying is that hockey was better back then. I mean even Podcasts barely existed (if at all) and the internet was still billed per minute instead of a flatrate - so getting all the information - even if it's just basics - was time consuming and expensive yet I've enjoyed it much more. But implying that advanced stats and the quality of hockey are correlated ? Nope because I'm not into that stuff and something like this would be a question for the advanced stat guys.

In Topic: Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

26 July 2015 - 03:08 PM


NJ did nothing wrong, even Brodeur admits this when talking about it in that article as he says: "It's hard. There is no one to blame,".


But even if you did think they did do something wrong, that would be on the coach not Lou anyways.


I think they could have handled better but for sure a difficult situation. I mean one of the best goalies ever at the end of his career and the team overall in decline mode. Maybe they should have told him bevore extending him that he might only be a backup.


but it's water under the bridge now


unbelievable TSN already has a lot of articles abut the hiring, wish they would be as good with their website design :(

In Topic: Holtby Asking for $8M

26 July 2015 - 01:00 PM

Frank, Hockeys going to move further and further away from the eye test and more and more into advanced stats, its just how its going.

Look at the micro chips they tested in the jerseys last asg, those are going to be the norm very soon. Its kind of cool, all the data that well get from it, but scouts will always have a place. Its just one of the new things.

I think the nhlpa will have something to say about those chips. Why should players be comfortable with everything bring tracked and out there for everyone?

I know some people believe in these stats but I prefer the basics and the opinion of scouts, coaches etc. Poster of why it's so hard to understand baseball as a newbie are all the different stats instead of having a basic and an "advanced" tab at the page. I couldn't care less about trends of pitchers and batters.

Anyhow this is really of topic but it goes to show you that revolution isn't always a good thing. Hockey was so much better back in the 90s and early 2000s and yet we've had less information but a way better product.

In Topic: Lou Lamoriello new GM of the Leafs

26 July 2015 - 12:33 PM

I'm talking about this http://www.nj.com/de...ith_devils.html

Maybe telling him that he would have to battle for the number 1 spot would have been better.

Anyhow that situation in Toronto will be very interesting.