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The Fucking Season Thread - Redemption Tour '22

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
There's a reason I cancelled my Athletic sub. It's become trash.

They were on the "cutting" edge of analytics acceptance a few years back but have pretty steeply declined. Honestly the only reason to bother keeping it now would be a few of their guys like Dom who are generally excellent...but follow Dom on twitter and you get most of the goods anyway.
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Another thing I want to know is how market and ownership is 8.33

It's literally the biggest, richest hockey market on the planet and the ownership group shovels as much money at them as they ever ask for.

Seriously, what better hockey market/ownership combos are there in the league?
 

Deckie007

Well-known member
They were on the "cutting" edge of analytics acceptance a few years back but have pretty steeply declined. Honestly the only reason to bother keeping it now would be a few of their guys like Dom who are generally excellent...but follow Dom on twitter and you get most of the goods anyway.
yeah i like Dom, but the analytics group (including him) on Twitter is good enough for me. No need for the Athletic.
 

LeafGm

Well-known member
This is going to be another one of those times where the "Leafs have no prospects" but magically produce better young players than teams ranked way higher, isn't it? Because there's no universe that Ras-Lilly-Niemela-Amirov-Robertson is a 4.0


Yeah, it’s worth remembering that even when Matthews, Marner & Nylander we’re all still just “prospects”, big-brained hockey experts consistently ranked systems like Buffalo & Edmonton ahead of ours.
 

LeafGm

Well-known member
Ehlers and Nylander are really close. Nearly identical PPG but Nylander is the much better playoff performer. M&M blow Laine and Connor out of the water.


For sure. Ever since Ehlers and Nylander were drafted, you could have a pretty reasonable debate on either side of the argument about which one of the two is better. I prefer Willy, but that might just be my own bias talking.

Connor is a really solid player too, though obviously not on Marner's level. And you kind of have to love that Laine/Matthews has become the most hilarious comparison of the three, with the added bonus that he's not even a Jet anymore.
 

Deckie007

Well-known member
For sure. Ever since Ehlers and Nylander were drafted, you could have a pretty reasonable debate on either side of the argument about which one of the two is better. I prefer Willy, but that might just be my own bias talking.

Connor is a really solid player too, though obviously not on Marner's level. And you kind of have to love that Laine/Matthews has become the most hilarious comparison of the three, with the added bonus that he's not even a Jet anymore.

Yeah, once Willie and Ehlers dropped to us in the draft, I was super comfortable with both, I liked Nylander a smidge better but Ehlers has been great for the Winnipeg Thrashers as well.

PLD > Matthews?
 
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