February 12 2016 02:14PM
I truly believe that the vast majority of criticism on hockey's public statistical community are heavily overstated. The major users of statistical analysis understand that the numbers are imperfect and do not tell the whole story. In fact, they are usually the ones that have a better grasp of how much of the story is being told, since we can and actively do test the relationships are between two variables.
This is not to say that we are perfect in these areas. We are human and still fail. One area that is not discussed often enough, in my own opinion, is the how's behind the results. An example of this can be seen with intangibles.
Now before you all start jumping on me, let me talk about intangibles and one that's not discussed, even by the traditionalists not involved in the statistical community.
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February 12 2016 05:30AM
A farewell to the Leafs Captain, what impact does Byfuglien's new contract have on Hamhuis in Vancouver, Flames bench their young stars, Oilers playoff hopes, the NHL's goalie interference rule, trade deadline speculation for all teams and more in this weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
February 11 2016 09:49PM
Thursday night the Jets were back home at the friendly(?) confines of MTS Center and looking for their third win in a row.
Predictably they stunk-out-loud with only three recorded shots in the final 24 minutes of play and ended up losing 6-2 to the Boston Bruins.
Because of course they did.
February 11 2016 01:41PM
Jets head coach Paul Maurice is feeling pretty good about the direction his team is heading.
Coming off back-to-back wins, the Jets will look to keep their hot streak alive when they host the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
"We've been right there the last two games, as good as we've been all year, where you're wired into the game and ready to go," Maurice told the Jets official website. "That's a big deal. We're back skating, we're competing on pucks. We're battling and when it all goes bad, we're getting a block or a save."
February 10 2016 10:15AM
Welcome to this week's version of What Would You Do Wednesday where you are asked a question and debate among yourselves what the answer is. Unfortunately, the only prize you will receive will be the most Twitter mentions.
This week's WWYDW asks if the Byfuglien deal means that the Jets need to reshape their blueline with a more friendly contract and if swapping Jacob Trouba for a more friendly contract is the answer. Trouba is a RFA at the end of the 2015-16 season and is looking for a significant contract.
Take a read and let us know what you think!