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    Blame The Media

    by  • June 21, 2014 • Uncategorized • 13 Comments

    Brian Burke does pretty good business with an act about how hockey is an eyeballs business and there’s nothing that one can learn from looking at numbers. His show recently had a brief return engagement in Toronto for a fundraiser. Like any aging band on tour, Burke reached for his biggest hits and got...

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    In Defence of David Clarkson

    by  • March 23, 2014 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    A confession: I like making jokes about David Clarkson’s contract as much as anybody. The wrinkle: I question how fair it is to make David Clarkson jokes. Sure, a lot of it is justified. He was paid as if he’s a real power forward, as opposed to a guy who had a couple of...

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    Buying Out David Clarkson

    by  • March 10, 2014 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I wrote a post last summer after the Maple Leafs signed David Clarkson in which I commented on the odd structure of his contract, in that it shifted a lot of dollars from salary and towards signing bonuses. My theory, based on the Vincent Lecavalier buyout, was that this provided Clarkson with buyout protection,...

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    Isolating The Problem With Taylor Hall

    by  • January 22, 2014 • Uncategorized • 16 Comments

    Diving into doing something analytical is the sort of thing that can spin you off in a direction that you weren’t anticipating. Take Taylor Hall. It has not escaped my notice that he’s getting killed in the Corsis this year. This is a new thing. Here’s what Hall’s career looks like to date. For...

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    Corsi% Proxies of Yore

    by  • November 16, 2013 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    The pre-2007-08 season is commonly referred amongst hockey stat nerds as the pre-BTN era, because we don’t have much available in terms of data. The NHL has, somewhat recently, added some stuff to their site which allows for the calculation of ES+SH SF and ES+SH SA for the 1997-98 to 2006-07 seasons. It’s not...

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    Where A Big Suspension Is Justified

    by  • September 22, 2013 • Uncategorized • 24 Comments

    There are certain kinds of things that result in suspensions in hockey that I’m pretty soft on. When Raffi Torres smoked Marian Hossa, I thought the league’s reaction was absurd. The problem, to the extent that there is one, is a system of rules that renders guys fair game for a long time after...

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    Bovada Betting Lines, 2013-14

    by  • September 5, 2013 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    The NHL over/unders, always a harbinger of the coming hockey season, are out. I’m not a gambler but I like to see these because it gives you an idea of what the people who back their opinions with money are thinking about the coming season. I’ve sorted it by division and there’s some interesting...

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    Snowden v. Marbury v. Korematsu

    by  • June 11, 2013 • Uncategorized • 16 Comments

    Those of you who didn’t suffer through classes in legal history and constitutional law may be surprised to learn that, in the early days of the United States, the question of who decided what was constitutional and what was to be done about it was a matter of some controversy. Canadians today, particularly those...

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    by  • May 31, 2013 • Uncategorized

    I’ve been getting spammed like crazy in the comments so I turned them off until I figure out why. If you need to get in touch, just email me. Email Tyler Dellow at tyler@mc79hockey.com

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