An article that explains why statistics, analytics and “fancy stats” are important.
It is August, but this is noteworthy:
Seven years ago, we randomly stumbled across Ron Newcomer, and his endless collection of photos. We even did a Q&A with him because we were in awe. We thought Ron had faded into the Internet,
Brandon Sutter re-signs with the Pittsburgh Penguins for two years.
Huge news. One of our biggest problems with Letang was his haircut. The status quo has changed.
A really great read on analytics from the New Jersey Devils blog Fire and Ice. This quote by Lou Lammoriello really says it all: “It’s an evolution, but statistics only go so far in the game: character, sense, who you play with, when you play, when you do what you do at what time,” Lamoriello […]
From DKOnPittsburghSports: Anyone who thought the Capitals overpaid for Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik or both, know this: Both were offered more money by other teams, Niskanen by the Red Wings, Orpik by the Avalanche. The common denominator in bringing them together in Washington was Todd Reirden, their defensive coach in Pittsburgh. Really popular figure with all those guys. […]
There is a place for advanced stats in the NHL. There is no question about that. But are they relevant after a player changes teams? Are they the final word? Nick Spaling signed with the Penguins for $2.2 million for two years on Thursday, and people raged.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have avoided salary arbitration with Nick Spaling. Via the Pens: “The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Nick Spaling, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2015-16 campaign and has an average annual value of $2.2 […]
Nick Spaling is apparently looking for a $2.85 million salary for next season. Now, we admittedly don’t know very much about Nick Spaling, but we just can’t see the Penguins giving him that kind of money. Ken Campbell of the Hockey News says that
Ryan Wilson of HockeyBuzz took Rob Rossi behind the woodshed over Rossi’s Mike Johnston/Malkin piece. [ Playtime is over, for baseless narratives ] Over the years we’ve seen this battle fought many times. While we don’t believe Rossi is intending to be overly critical of Malkin, his writing does seem to sometimes make it look […]
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