Ratings and records and misconceptions about analytics

Cam Charron
May 21 2014 10:09AM

I was going to write a post explaining the issues and inconsistencies with that article that everybody is talking about, but Tyler Dellow has already done an excellent job and it might be redundant. I think the biggest point of contention for me is that a particular writer at the Toronto Sun has latched onto the idea that Corsi is a terrible stat because it says Jay McClement is the worst player in the league.

And I'd like to clear up a misconception or two.

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World Championship Update: Leafs Doing Things

Jeff Veillette
May 20 2014 07:17PM

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In case you forgot, the IIHF World Hockey Championship is going on as we speak! It's an event that kids of some backgrounds aspire to win, and others aspire to never participate in, because that means they didn't spend enough time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs, of course, spent no time in the playoffs, and as such have a bunch of guys playing. The Group Stages are done, so here's a quick guide to what's happened so far. 

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Playoff LFR: xoxo Gossip Puck

Steve Dangle
May 20 2014 12:34PM

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I'M BACK! Kreidergate, Gossip Puck, and catching up.

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Mailbag: Yay Fireworks

Jeff Veillette
May 19 2014 09:23AM


Today is a big day for a lot of people. You eat a bunch of food, see a bunch of friends, blow up some colourful gunpowder in the sky, and then rush back across the highway to get home, preparing for work the next day. Well, for most people. I actually did my fireworks on Sunday. I also wrote this mailbag on Sunday and put it to delayed publish. Time to clean my room, or something.

Also, this mailbag completes a milestone. I've now posted an article or more on The Leafs Nation every day for the past 100 days. Hooray for pointless accomplishments! Now, here are some responses.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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Sustainability and the Toronto Marlies

Jeff Veillette
May 18 2014 01:15PM


Going into the Western Conference Finals, the Toronto Marlies have yet to lose a game in these playoffs. The first round consisted a three game sweep of the Milwaukee Admirals. The second round consisted of a four game sweep of the Chicago Wolves. This team has to be in the discussion of best AHL playoff teams ever, right? Well, not exactly. A lot of things are going the right way for them.

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