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StormJosh

Member Since 10 Dec 2003
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In Topic: Schneider re-signs with extended multi-year contract

09 July 2014 - 03:13 PM

Glad we can continue our 20+ year streak of not worrying about goaltending.

In Topic: NHL announces 2014-2015 draft order

19 June 2014 - 11:57 AM

That means we won the cup!!!!! Congrats everyone!!!

In Topic: Confronting the Nightmare - UPDATE: NIGHTMARE OVER, KINGS WIN!

14 June 2014 - 12:06 AM

Can someone please post a gif or pic of Lundqvist laying there. World class goalie and all but I can't help but feel some sadistic pleasure from watching it.

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

12 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

Unconfirmed as yet - a former co-author with him posted this on Twitter - but it seems they've filled the position.  

 

Here's his Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia....iki/Sunny_Mehta - he grew up a Devils fan.  Big news, this guy definitely gets the numbers, and has written solid stat articles in the past.

Should have hired you....

In Topic: So Apparently The Rumor Is Kovy Could Be Coming Back

09 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

'The big picture' is that Kovalchuk did not improve the team at all 5 on 5 and perhaps hurt it.  A dynamo shorthanded and a help 5 on 4 (although who knows how much of it he gave back through short-handed goals).  Shootouts were a plus though again he was terrible at them before he came to NJ.  It's hard to imagine him as a 2 wins/year player.

 

Tri - I value your analysis a lot, almost always I think that your evidence-based approach is correct. In this case, I'm wondering if the data you are looking at has been adjusted for quality of competition. I'd imagine Kovy draws all the hard matchups 5v5, allowing for some other players to play against 2nd or 3rd pair defenders. Do you know if the data has an opinion on that one way or another?

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