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In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

11 August 2015 - 01:39 AM

Seattle and Maine don't have NHL franchises....do you really think there's any kind of temptation in Vegas that there isn't in Detroit?
This whole Disney thing is really in your head, isn't it?  you can't quite wrap your head around the concept that advertising distorts perception...and by etension "reality"   They want you to think Disney world is the happiest place on earth and that Vegas is some unique party town that offers an array of "temptations" found nowhere else.  Millions are spent to convince you of that...but neither concept is true.
Name one thing a rich young athlete will find in Vegas he won't find here..or LA..or Chicago or New York

Legal prostitution.

In Topic: 2015-16 Grand Rapids Griffins

05 August 2015 - 02:49 PM

May be worth noting that the Griffs just signed Steve Spinell the other day. Right handed d man who had 5 points in 59 games with Hartford last season. Don't know anything about the guy other than that so I have no idea where he'd fit.

I'd also like to see a Bertuzzi-Athanasiou-Mantha line. Two guys to push the pace and clear room for Mantha could be exactly what he needs.

In Topic: Holtby Asking for $8M

25 July 2015 - 03:35 PM

Never said to not use both that's why they have scouts that watch the games and also record numbers. At the end of the day numbers don't lie and are a very accurate way to measure a player.
I use them religiously in Baseball to determine how good a pitcher or batter is and believe me they are over 90% accurate in how good a player is. Hockey is getting into analytics more and more, all the front office for every team use them.

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.

In Topic: Holtby Asking for $8M

25 July 2015 - 03:08 PM

The thing with statistics is that they can be easily skewed by several terrible (or very good) performances.

The thing with the eyeball test is that it can be easily skewed by several terrible (or very good) performances.

To get a fairly accurate depiction of the truth, you should consider both. I'm not positive why that's so hard to understand.

In Topic: Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

25 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

I'm hoping that is an experiment we will see.
PP #1 Hank, Pav, Abby Kronner, Green
PP #2 Nyquist, Richards, Jurco, Dekeyser, Pulkkinen.

Not a chance Jurco or Pulkkinen are on the PP over Tatar, much less both.