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Marshall

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In Topic: 2014-2015 Season in Review - The Numbers

17 April 2015 - 11:23 AM

Anyone have a scorers stat list pre and post DeBoer's firing?

 

You can compile one quite easily on war-on-ice.com, just punch in the dates and select 5v5/All situations (or whatever you're looking for) and voila.

In Topic: Have the Devils Been Better Since the Coaching Change?

07 April 2015 - 01:56 AM

This team has been a tirefire under The Hydra. It's a percentage driven mirage.

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

05 April 2015 - 04:53 AM

Well...he's just disappointing from his first season. He's alright though yeah, not what you'd expect from No. 1 overall, but still. 25 could happen.

 

That draft comes off as a pretty weak/weird one the further away we get from it. AFAIK Yakupov's draft year wasn't really a great one as far as 1st overall picks go and the guys making the most noise from that crop are the defensemen.

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

02 April 2015 - 04:34 AM

Not a knock on Marner but junior numbers are, well coming in games with ridiculous scorelines. 16 goals in a playoff game involving Marner's team. So when some guys put up huge scorelines that is only a small portion of what will actually translate to the NHL. Its no mystery that juniors in general is fairly loosey goosey.

 

Sure, but his numbers relative to his peers are still amazing.

In Topic: Sunny Mehta hired by Devils as Director of Analytics

02 April 2015 - 02:30 AM


I'm pretty sure I saw both of them in the press box at the Kings game last week. Both had lap tops, so I guess they were doing something. Kind of

 

Checking twitter.

 

It's really hard to gauge from an outsider's perspective what the impact of a certain person has been. People easily jump to conclusions whenever a move is made that corresponds with what we perceive to be said person's opinion. It's not like Lou hasn't made moves in the past that would make sense from an analytics perspective, but future moves that do just that will have people saying "oh that's Sunny's influence right there". Same goes for "bad" moves or if the organization is still treading water a few years down the line. It's really hard to tell what type of influence and role Sunny has (is it more data scouting of other players/teams, more about getting data on your team etc). Director of Analytics probably doesn't mean the same thing in all organizations.