TLN Roundtable - The Leafs and SAS Analytics

Justin Fisher
October 17 2014 05:15PM

As you may have heard, the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to leverage advanced analytics this year and beyond to improve their hockey club. The organization has even gone so far as to team up with analytics software company SAS in order to implement new tracking and evaluation processes. 

This week, our Roundtable tackles the question...

Now that SAS Analytics is officially on board, what is the first thing the Leafs should look into closely in order to improve?

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - October 17, 2014 - Sin Bin

Steve Dangle
October 17 2014 01:02PM

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On today's podcast, the guys talk about the Habs-Bruins circus, Eric Staal, and putting your hand in your pants.

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LGD: Take These Broken Wings

Jon Steitzer
October 17 2014 11:43AM

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Is there anything more exciting than a two game win streak? Apparently a three game win streak is a possibility. The last time the Leafs had one of these was on March 10th last season. Following that win the Leafs picked up just six points in the next fifteen games. Memories.

Tonight the Leafs host the Detroit Red Wings to kick off a two night home and home series to determine who is the most middle team in the Hotlantic Division. The two game series is also a great chance to reflect on how awful Jonas Gustavsson was (and still is) and how better off the Leafs would be now if they chased Long Term Injury Reserve Aficionado Stephen Weiss in the summer of 2013 instead of David Clarkson.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
October 17 2014 08:00AM



Jonas Hiller seeing beach balls, the Oilers aren't very good at hockey, the Leafs could use Eric Staal, the impact of defense on goaltender stats, loving the game again and more in this weeks Roundup.

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What Would You Do Wednesday - Sorting Out the Defence

Justin Fisher
October 15 2014 03:26PM

Wow, can you believe that Jake Gardiner has been healthy scratched two games in a row? I mean, that's nuts. There's gotta be a better way to arrange that blue line without sitting the guy you just signed to a lengthy, expensive contract.

If only we had some smart hockey minds to tell us how to fix our mess. If only there was some group of handsome and sophisticated people out there who can get this defence sorted out. The writers here at TLN certainly don't fit that bill, so let's turn it over to our readers.

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