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Canadian_Yzerman_Fan

Member Since 11 Dec 2003
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2015 05:08 PM
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In Topic: Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

19 August 2015 - 08:50 AM

I don't know you, but I wish you luck. 

 

Have you considered reaching out to a minor league team?  They might be more inclined to hear you out than a big-league team.

 

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.


In Topic: Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

18 August 2015 - 11:57 PM

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.

 

This place is a community and I know there are a lot of good people here.

I am a part of many communities, and I try to help people within them whenever I can. In my experience others try to do the same. It's nice.

 

If someone reads my original post and thinks I'm nuts... Then I guess they won't help me. I did my best to be honest and sincere.


In Topic: Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

18 August 2015 - 09:24 PM

What's your educational background, if you don't mind me asking? That could be a unique way to present your qualifications.

 

I have a Masters in neuroscience.

 

Obviously there's no direct link, but... I understand the relational aspects of data, and how to effectively make comparisons and design experiments using statistics. My inclination to hockey analytics is the idea of mixing those data-related skills with my personal interest for the content of hockey.


Im not sure what he does with the organization anymore but I do know Joey Kocur on a semi personal level.

 

PM'ing you.


In Topic: Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

18 August 2015 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Ami,

 

Those conferences are definitely a good idea and I'm interested in attending them... They're just a little far off time-wise. I intend to be pro-active in the meantime.


In Topic: Help. Seeking DRW management team contact

17 August 2015 - 10:01 AM

I'm not sure what part of my post made it sound like a joke.

I've never posted about the topic either. 

 

I don't think there is any linear way to get into the field. I have a (relevant) science research background, but no contacts in hockey.

Talking to people in the right places would help a lot.