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Mirtle's story on the hirings: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/leafs-go-big-on-analytics-with-creation-of-stats-department/article20129261/

Not much new information there, although he does note that the more unknown guy, Rob Pettapiece, "worked in relative secrecy as Dubasís right-hand stats man in the Soo the past year".

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The bad news with all this of course is that extraskater.com is definitely dead. There's still sites like hockeyanalysis and behindthenet, and I'm sure one or two other sites will pop up trying to fill es's void, but I'd be pretty shocked to see anything surpass or even come close to how great extraskater was.

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Maybe they hired him so extraskater.com could come down, so no one would be able to reference analytics anymore. :P

And they're locking Cam Charron in a room so he can't trash them on TLN anymore.

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Wow. They're certainly upping their analytics budget a tad.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Tim Leiweke leaving MLSE soon?
« on: Yesterday at 02:19:43 PM »
I would imagine with a position as large as this "soon" could really mean next offseason. I highly doubt Leiweke would leave the Leafs at a moments notice right before the NHL/NBA seasons are about to start.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Tim Leiweke leaving MLSE soon?
« on: Yesterday at 12:54:47 PM »
His legacy will be extending Nonis with no reason to and possibly pressuring the team into signing Clarkson.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out man.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Broadcast Schedule
« on: Yesterday at 08:46:31 AM »
A twitter user made up a nice little infographic of the Leafs broadcast schedule:



I knew TSN was still going to have regional rights, but I didn't think they'd have that many. They're showing almost just as many games as Sportsnet's main channel will be.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« on: August 18, 2014, 06:35:30 PM »
Sundin should be a given, not a maybe.

I'm tearing it down if Sundin isn't chosen at some point.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Useless Thread
« on: August 17, 2014, 11:24:55 AM »
Random question: Has anybody ever used lacrosse jerseys from Kobe Sports? These ones in particular: http://kobesportswear.com/shop/lacrosse-jerseys/lightweight-lacrosseinline-jersey/

My ball hockey team is looking to get new jerseys and we want something as lightweight and breathable as possible and I thought lacrosse jerseys would be the way to go. We've pretty much decided we're getting these but I'd still love to see a picture or something of the actual jersey beforehand. The store I'm buying them through doesn't carry any in stock.

Or does anybody know of a sporting goods store in southern Ontario that carries lacrosse jerseys? I'm guessing they won't be the exact same but it should be close enough.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs Bottom 6/Depth Chart
« on: August 15, 2014, 07:41:32 AM »
I don't think that TO's 1st line played an excessive amount last year, if you compare JVR/Bozak/Kessel's TOI against other team's 1st line players I think you'd find that icetime for all 1st lines are about the same.

Only 3 teams had 3 forwards average 20 or more minutes per game last season: Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. All non-playoff teams. And combined the JVR-Bozak-Kessel trio averaged more minutes than any other line.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Players for Monument outside ACC...
« on: August 14, 2014, 05:56:49 PM »
is this a few a year? How many are intended?

This is a rendering of what it's going to look like:


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Phil Kessel and trade value
« on: August 14, 2014, 05:48:08 PM »
Sorry guys, but not trading Kessel for Ovechkin is pretty much the homer-ist thing you can do. He's a top-5 player in the NHL and one of the games all-time best goal scorers.

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Man, that Haggerty quote is amazing:

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He played with a toughness and swagger that raised the confidence level of players around him, and made Bostonís skill players feel like they were protected from the leagueís predators. It didnít make the Bís bullet proof, obviously, as evidenced by the hard head shots that guys like Marc Savard, Nathan Horton, Loui Eriksson and Patrice Bergeron have taken over the years.

But it could have been worse if No. 22 wasnít glowering at the cheap shot artists from the end of the bench.

Yes, Thornton protected all of Boston's top players, except for all those times their best players got their bells rung presumably while Thornton was on the bench. If things are going to get worse in that regard without Thornton like Haggerty suspects I can only imagine all of the Bruins will be dead by the end of the season.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 13, 2014, 03:28:47 PM »
THN Yearbook has all CDN teams missing playoffs this season, except Habs.  Hard to argue with that.

Yup. Still kind of crazy that 6 of the 7 finished in the bottom-10 last season.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Phil Kessel and trade value
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:46:22 PM »
It's impressive in my mind that Ovechkin managed so many goals while simultaneously being at least partially responsible for giving up the most goals on the team.

Once again, you can say the same thing about Kessel. They both led their respective teams in goals against with 61 (although as Deebo mentioned Kessel had more TOI, and also was technically tied with JVR in that regard).

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