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Jonathan Toews OTR
Featuring the following questions:
- Does Kane ever get on your nerves?
- How do you feel about Kane praising Kessel at the olympics?
- Was identical contracts always the plan?
- Is it fair to say you are shy, not serious? How do you feel about being a role model (for shy kids)?
(Billing notwithstanding, he is not asked about snookie or NHL expansion, go figure.)
anon response: I totally know how that anon who wants to learn about Corsi and all of that feel. It’s not a matter of reading blogs, because there aren’t ones that use Corsi that explain it in a basic manner to anyone who is just learning about stats. And quite frankly, it’s a lot more annoying to see “just ask, someone will help!” and not offer to help. I’ve asked tons of people if they know anyone, and everyone seems to ignore it. It seems like if you don’t know it, no one wants to help.
Here I’ll make a small masterpost for people who would like learn.
Here’s lots of beginner and nice guides that’s about:
The Faker’s Guide to Advanced Stats in the NHL: Basic steps to soft understanding and getting use to terms and also a little how to join in light discussions with it. A little satire but VERY condensed.
Extraskater did have a nice page, but if you want to know what the acronyms/ words mean, here;s a glossary.
Fancy Stat Summer School in both French and English - Canadiens based pieces with nice worked examples.Nice if you like more “Practical” ways.
Sporting Chart’s glossary. Has almost EVERYTHING and play around with the charts if your more of a visual learner.
PPP Did do their own but there’s no collection link for them. Maple Leaf style which is nice. Similar to the EoTP one but if you don’t like the Canadiens here’s the Leaf Alternative.
Fancy Stats and the Average Fan: A little bit wordy but a casual fans tail of getting softly into fancy stats and how it really didn’t change that much except ruining Erik Karlsson.
Twitter Q and A about Stats by fans with a great writer. Small chunks if you find your question.
Hockey Abstract and it’s book/authors are some great minds and explained clearly and concisely. More for the harder deeper readers
Arctic Ice Hockey’s FAQ/Understanding series. Big chunky.
EVEN THE BLUE JACKETS Have friendly guides. They are simply and it’s the Blue Jackets.
Annnnnd Here’s a quick run down of people you should follow on twitter who most are open to ask. Many of them have their own websites to check.I’m to lazy to link them so just copy their handle.
Andrewberkshire (Ignore what Dangle said he’s a friendly guy) / RegressedPDO / ShutdownLine / ArikParnass /MimicoHero / theactivestick <—another great female writer / ml_han <—guy who used to run Number Cruncher on the Canadiens website. / ngreenberg /
I’m pretty sure Steve Dangle will help you as well. He’s pretty swell if you didn’t know that already.
That’s all the guys I can remember of the top of my head.
Me and I’ll assume hastybooks (sorry to dip you in it love) are always open to questions and we can help.
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (via mrsfscottfitzgerald)
There is so much beauty before our eyes that is so simply over looked
Reason #9840982 why I love Coach Taylor!!
three word horror story: The beep test
OKAY SO AT MY SCHOOL ITS CALLED THE FUCKING PACER AND THAT JUST SOUNDS TERRIFYING ENOUGH BUT THE BEEP TEST SOUNDS LIKE A GODDAMN ELEMENTARY GAME BUT NO THIS IS HELL AND EVIL WRAPPED INSIDE A GYM OF SELF LOATHING AND SWEAT
what the fuck is the beep test
someone please educate the innocent
You run until you die
Well you’re not wrong
They are so fucking cute, OMG
Josh always has great tweets