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James Mirtle
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Old Spice Guy a Tampa fan?! RT @isaiahmustafa: Good luck to @Kostka85 and the @TBLightning tonight! Be the Bolt, mighty #Thor, be the Bolt.
4-0 Ducks. Ruh roh.
Who had Weise in the pool?
Wrote some nice things about Columbus for tomorrow's paper. Glad I won't look like an idiot even though they lost. Your turn Dallas...
I know it's tied and everything but I'm not sure about the Lightning's "let Lindback face 50 shots" strategy.
Playoff OT don't mind if I do...
History will be made. RT @ESPN_Burnside: The incomparable Michael Arace tells me this is the first-ever playoff lead for the Blue Jackets.
Lindback's back all right!
1-0 Lightning. Would be fun to see them go on a run with all the great young players they've got. Kucherov being one.
Mike Kostka, back in the NHL playoffs. Good for him.
Have been getting a lot of notes like the ones from @BonJernier lately. Guess that's good.
Eight series. Eight questions. NHL playoff preview pod with @mirtle and @eduhatschek:
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Another nugget from Tim Murray: Says he has a team of young guys who sit outside his office and use analytics to help hockey ops department.
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Every decision you make in a hockey game is about risk/reward. Ideally you maximize it. I think Carlyle's got the equation wrong.
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Game on: Globe hockey writers make their NHL playoff picks
Thus ends my favourite criticism of analytics: Buffalo, a bad team, had Jim Corsi on staff.
Sabres announce goaltending coach Jim Corsi will not return as part of the team’s staff next season.
For those asking, Brennan is going to be UFA this summer. I doubt he re-signs with Leafs after not getting NHL shot all season.
Marlies TJ Brennan named AHL's defenceman of the year.
All these injuries are really complicating NHL playoff picks... two goalies down (Bishop/Mason) and Blues really beat up. Big wild card.
Got more info re: Blackhawks analytics dept. Corsi, Fenwick, zone entries/exits, scoring chances, usage, "the works" all tracked internally
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So @mirtle voted Gio for Norris this year. Smart dude.
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help me... RT @Ghiozzi: @NHL @mirtle that's the worst bracket I've ever seen