Over Analysis: The Shootout

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 08 2014 01:08AM


HOT TAKE TIME! I love the shootout. I don't know if I love that it decides things in the standings, but the core concept of it? Love it. I love the pressure it puts on the goalies to make the right decisions. I love that the skaters have to think about their move, and then meet their own demands. I like that it removes so many variables, and boils things down to one shot and a potential goal.

How could you not love it? Right, the standings. Because the shootout is a crapshoot. A few irregular coin-flips, and a team can be knocked out our brought into the playoffs. But, in a fit of curiosity, I took a look at every shootout the Leafs were involved in last year, to see what I could get out of it.

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EA Sports Declares Kessel Good At Hockey

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 07 2014 08:28PM


The fine folks at EA Sports are gearing towards another new release in their NHL Video Game series, and as such, are drumming up fan interest in whatever way they can. Earlier in the year, it was assaulting Twitter with hashtags (also known as the Cover Vote). Now, they're slowly but surely leaking out player ratings, mostly so people can argue about how they're the stupidest thing to ever stupid and totally wrong.

Phil Kessel is ranked as a 90 overall. But how does that compare to the rest of the league?

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Mailbag - Wednesday Wonderings

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 06 2014 11:42PM


Just for the laughs, I've been loosely tracking advanced stats for my friends' beer league team in their past few games.Today, they gave up 12 of the first 13 shot attempts in the third period. It was worse than watching the end-of-season Leafs collapse.

I don't know where I'm going with that statement. They finished off 30-28 in the Corsi Battle tonight, but, I mean, that's not something that matters to you. There are five questions and responses that might, though, so keep reading!

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Marlies Hire Ben Simon

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 05 2014 11:37AM

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With Gord Dineen being promoted to head coach and Derek King becoming an associate, the Toronto Marlies needed a third man to stand behind the bench. Today, they've announced that they've found that man, hiring Ben Simon.

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The Year Is 2014

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 04 2014 10:45AM


This isn't my usual type of post by any means, and I ultimately can't tell someone how to run their own website, but I feel like an outlet with a lot of reach and viewership should probably be called out if people are oblivious to a serious issue involving them. So today, let's talk about HFBoards and link bias.

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