The Roundup

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March 06 2015 06:15AM


All your post trade deadline news, Maple Leafs drama, Giordano's Norris chances squashed, the Oilers GM, new players on new teams and more in this week's Roundup.

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Aggregating Draft Rankings

Garret Hohl
March 05 2015 07:00AM

Scouting is based off of subjective inferences, which can create individual biases inherent within each ranking.

This is why I sometimes like to make aggregate lists, which combine multiple different rankings. It's not necessarily that I view this to be superior, although it is possible. It's just for fun and to get a look at some trends.

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March 04 2015 08:16PM

In the fall, I asked an NHL scout about the CHL's western league and was informed it was a 'down year' and there might not be a Top 10 overall selection in the WHL. Six months later? Ivan Provorov has changed the landscape.

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Playoff Push #65: Winnipeg Jets host Ottawa Senators

Garret Hohl
March 04 2015 01:02PM

The Jets enter today's game *still* holding onto the first Wild Card spot in the west with a 32-20-12 record. This is good enough for fourth in the Central Division and fifth in the Western Conference. They host the Ottawa Senators. The Senators currently hold a 27-23-11 record and are 11th in the Eastern Conference.

Jets won their last game decisively against the Kings and are 6-2-2 in their last ten. The Senators meanwhile have only lost one game in regulation in their last 10, with a 7-1-2 record.

Playoff Push Update:

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Stats: Why we do what we do

Garret Hohl
March 04 2015 08:58AM

You are not a coach, scout, or general manager. Watch the game. 

The numbers are imperfect and do not cover all aspects of the game. Statistics are not everything. The game isn't played on the spreadsheet. Statistics only tell you what happened. Do you think you are smarter then the coach, general manager, or scouts?

Why does the coach choose player A over player B? Why is player utilization often not evidence driven? Why are players with better results sometimes not used more than some players with worse? Why does hockey management tend to gravitate towards certain type of players?

Why does this conflict exist between the eye-test and statistics?

Let's take a look.

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