Mailbag: Stolen, Sealed, Delivered. By Me.

Bobby Cappuccino
May 04 2015 04:00PM


I stole the mailbag from Jeffler this week, so for the first time ever you'll get some actual answers to your questions.

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Source: The Leafs Should Trade for the 1st Overall Pick #mycolumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
April 21 2015 07:00PM

By winning the draft lottery and adding Connor McDavid to a group that already includes 1st overall picks Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, and 2014 3rd overall pick Leon Draisatl, 2013 7th overall pick Darnell Nurse, and Jordan Eberle, the Edmonton Oilers really put the “Embarrassment” in “Embarrassment of riches”.

In fact, it borders on being unfair for the rest of the league. Except that the Oilers continue to defy the odds and be horrible because of supreme mismanagement and terrible ownership. In fact, that owner is suing the owner of McDavid’s OHL team, the Erie Otters. Has that managed to already cause a rift? Perhaps:

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More like Brendan Shamahan. #MyColumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
April 14 2015 07:00PM

He had an opportunity to learn from The Master and didn't take it.

Brendan Shanahan wants you to believe he has a Shanaplan. And while I was a Shanafan of him when he was a player, it really doesn't seem like he knows what he's doing.

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Disappointing season proves that analytics don't work. #mycolumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
April 07 2015 09:00AM

There are two games left for the Maple Leafs this season, but I don't need to see them to know what I know. You see, this was a season of new beginnings. Brendan Shanahan was hired, and with him came a vision for a new way of thinking, utilizing analytics heavily. He signed supposed wunderkind Kyle Dubas, known for assembling a powerhouse OHL team with the help of analytics. It's obvious that that was a fluke.

And this isn't just my opinion - I'm going to use the nerds' fancy stats against them to prove that Kyle Dubas is a fraud and analytics don't matter. 

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Zack Sill. The New Face of the Leafs. #mycolumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
March 31 2015 09:00AM

When the Leafs traded Daniel Winnik to the Pittsburgh Penguins, everyone focused on the picks the Leafs got for him. They represented a solid return. But no one, except me, talked about how the addition of Zack Sill made that trade a steal for the Leafs.

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