Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by Zaddy, Apr 14, 2020.
You don’t need to play a sport to be a good writer.
Thanks for this breakdown. Looks like my eyeball count of the chart earlier was dead on. However on the chart above Drai placed 46 times. The actual number is 45 as two The Athletic scribes left him off their ballots.
Drai is not on the list of either Dom Lywhatsgarble or Rob Rossi
The latter leaves Drai off the list and doubles down with write ins for Josi and Malkin. Malkin only recieved 3 5th place votes (no others) amoung 170ballots. Only Rossi had him instead of Draisaitl on their ballots. I mean its astounding enough that anybody would leave Leon right off the ballot, but to put josi and malkin there is insane outlier voting. Josi was only voted for 4 times out of 170 ballots. The probability, all other things being equal, to have 2 of these represent your top 5 is incredible. A list derived that could only be arrived at through sheer bias, or flat out trolling. Rossi voting amazingly is even worse than Dom's. I didn't think that was possible..
Honestly it's an integrity problem the PWHA doesn't really care to ever even pretend to address. There's guys and options, but there's there's this Sh*t which is absurd garbage.
You have only counted 47 Athletic voters. I counted 48. I don't know if I added one non-Athletic writer by mistake, but below were the ones I used.
1Murat AtesThe Athletic2Arpon BasuThe Athletic/Athletique3Max BultmanThe Athletic4Scott BurnsideThe Athletic5Sara CivianThe Athletic6Ryan ClarkThe Athletic7Scott CruickshankThe Athletic8Craig CustanceThe Athletic9Harman DayalThe Athletic10Lisa DillmanThe Athletic11Thomas DranceThe Athletic12Eric DuhatschekThe Athletic13Tarik El-BashirThe Athletic14Marc-Antoine GodinThe Athletic/Athletique15Jesse GrangerThe Athletic16Joshua KlokeThe Athletic17Kevin KurzThe Athletic18Mark LazerusThe Athletic19Pierre LeBrunThe Athletic20Dom LuszczyszynThe Athletic21Corey MasisakThe Athletic22Joe McDonaldThe Athletic23Sean McIndoeThe Athletic24James MirtleThe Athletic25Craig MorganThe Athletic26Daniel Nugent-BowmanThe Athletic27Charlie O'ConnorThe Athletic28Aaron PortzlineThe Athletic29Scott PowersThe Athletic30Joe RexrodeThe Athletic31George RichardsThe Athletic32Rob RossiThe Athletic33Michael RussoThe Athletic34Jeremy RutherfordThe Athletic35Hailey SalvianThe Athletic36Sean ShapiroThe Athletic37Fluto ShinzawaThe Athletic38Joe SmithThe Athletic39Arthur StapleThe Athletic40Eric StephensThe Athletic41Chris StevensonThe Athletic42Adam VinganThe Athletic43John VoglThe Athletic44Scott WheelerThe Athletic45Ken WiebeThe Athletic46Jonathan WillisThe Athletic47Joe YerdonThe Athletic48Josh YoheThe Athletic
28% of votes are from 1 paywall site? Interesting. Probably not a great sign for hockey media in general.
Did the Oilers hire @Del Preston ?
Lol, I saw that on their Twitter. Not my work though.
Drai seems more like a Jim the Anvil type of a bod and Connor more along the Brett type of a bod.
Leon probably has a better chance of growing Neidhart's goatee.
Ironically, Bedoes was born in Alberta and graduated from the U of A. I always thought he was a born and bred Easterner.
Never agree dwith him, but I think he knew it was part of the schtick to make some outrageous noise.
Hopefully my last post about this dom fellow. I looked at his voting for all awards. There were 169 or 170 voters for each award.
- the only voter to leave John Carlson off his ballot; Carlson finished 2nd
- the only person to vote for Jared Spurgeon (5th place)
- 1 of 8 voters to give Charlie McAvoy a vote (4th place)
- 1 of 7 to leave Sean Couturier off his ballot; Couturier won
- 1 of 6 to give Nick Foligno a vote (5th place)
- 1 of 2 to leave Leon Draisaitl off his ballot; Draisaitl won
- 1 of 6 to give Auston Matthews a vote (5th place)
- 1 of 11 to have Auston Matthews on his Centre ballot (2nd place)**
- 1 of 4 to have Max Pacioretty on his Left Wing ballot (3rd place)
- 1 of 10 to have Mark Stone on his Right Wing ballot (3rd place)
- 1 of 5 voters to have Jared Spurgeon on his Defenseman ballot (5th place)
**His co-worker at The Athletic, Sean McIndoe, was the only person to leave Draisaitl off his ballot entirely.
Ahhh, now I get why he calls it ‘Down goes Brown’
Sean McImDoofus more like it.
His credibility does go down with every article he puts out, so its not wrong.
Oh I didn't know that was the same guy.
I...don't think Dom is all wrong on John Carlson. I think that one you can debate.
Couturier though is at least a top 5 Selke guy and there is no argument for Matthews over Drai.
I actually tried to read his "explanation" but for several reasons I stopped not even half way through and I only skimmed the rest of it.
Some of that was on me, because he throws out a lot of advanced stats that I am just not familiar with and I have no idea if the actually have any relevance.
But right from the start of his explanation I was put off by him praising himself for being bold to go against the grain and leave these guys (Drai, Couts and Carlson) of his ballot.
That made me already skeptical of any reasoning he would try to provide later on.
I have never taken any writing or journalism classes, but overall (or at least as far as I got in his article) it was not very well written. To be fair it also wasn't terrible (content not withstanding).
Maybe I will give it another shot some time, but all this harping on advanced stats is a real turn off for me. I don't mind them as a throw-in to emphasize a point, but if they account for most of the article it gets tiresome for me.
I made this disaster incase anyone here want’s to spam it to people who forgot about drai. Lol
Did you used to have an account under the name Oilers Propogandist?
Your posting styles seem identical.
Either way, keep on giving Flames/Leafs fans hell.
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