Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by bruinsfan1970, Jul 4, 2019.
I predict brandon guance making the team next year. That kid is gonna be good and a steal for Donny.
Micheal Ferland - Fantasy Hockey Game Logs, Advanced Stats and more - Frozen Tools
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Look at the line combinations Ferland played with the last two years. In calgary he played majority of his time with Gaudreau and Monahan, Calgarys top line, for the entire season. Last season he playe the majority of his time with Aho and Terraveinen. He had 40 and 41 points the last two season playing with both teams top lines.
Now go look at Heiens top line combinations. Two years ago the majority of the time he played with a mixed bag of Backes and Riley nash. Last year he had a ton of line combinations with Backes, bjork, JFK, donato.
Starting when Heinen got hurt and started playing top line minutes and when Pasta got back and Heinen went to the Johansson/coyle line, Heinen had 21 points in 27 games. The previous season with Majority backes and Riley Nash he had 47 points.
Ferland has a HUGE edge in quality of linemates the past two seasons.
But then no money for the D. At least not both.
I don’t agree that the game was over at 1-0. The ice was tilted in our favor for about the first 15 minutes, but we did not have anyone that could finish. Although I love Marchand’s skill set, I will never forgive him for a horrendous line change after getting beat that gave St. Louis numbers going into our zone and put us down 2-0. Rask looked rattled at that point and never seemed to recover. Our shots after that were long distance perimeter shots that were easily blocked or stopped. At the risk of mixing topics and being burned at the stake as a heretic (which is fine by me), I would have played Backes in game 7. He gave the Blues’ D fits in front of the net and occupied and annoyed them. That and some hits would have created some scoring opportunities.
It’s easy to sit here and say “I would replace him with a better player”
I don’t know why you’d ask for people’s thoughts if you were just going to leave it at “if I had the answer on how to do that I’d be a GM”
Like what kind of discussion were you expecting? People to debate whether or not they’d have a better player?
Lou you are a little to level headed for this board. You actually tell a guy good post when he gives a different view point. So refreshing. Love your insight and honesty
Ask Grizz and Johansson who they would like to play against
Oh ya Heinen was a star this playoffs ??
How did Calgary do this playoffs? Do people realize how much teammates grow on the ice with a guy like Ferland? Ask a high end hockey player.
Heinen's playoff > Ferland's playoff
Ferland was also injured though.
Heinen is likely a better all around player than Ferland.
Ferland is more the type of player we're lacking here.
Sweeney: Backes + Beleskey= gun shy signing any power forwards.
I get it.
Probably Ferland because a lot more goals get scored against him than Heinen.
Even though Ferland got a reasonable cap hit, unfortunately we are one of the last teams that can afford to have another anchor contract at this point in time.
To me, it's not worth the risk.
Great questions. Here is the info for the model:
The author is up front about the limitations of his model and states that it is almost a fools errand, from my perspective there are lots of stochastic events that can impact any of the variables and impact the outcome. But I do like that it standardises an output across players and removes our inherent biases as spectators and fans. Although one can argue that these stats are also biased in some respect too.
Personally, I think weighting of the stats are an important component of comparing players across teams and divisions. Though I am wary of using a linear model on data that is likely not normally distributed and likely non-linearly related to the independent variables (but i'm not going to take the time to check the data, unless someone is willing to pay me). Also, by transforming the data a few times, it can have a confounding effect on the output (wins above replacement), but again, i'm not going to take the time to peer review the model. While definitely not perfect, I'd trust these outputs more than many of the hot takes on twitter. At the end of the day, some of the outputs make sense, particularly the tyler myers contract (awful) and the Perry contract (very good). I think that Johannson's contract is overrated here, and I think its a risk, and despite my reservations of it, the model seems to back it up. To sum up, there are always issues with predictive models, but I'm more comfortable with the known shortcomings of models compared to unknown biases among humans. (talk about waffling, huh?)
What’s to prevent Boston from forcing mcavoy to sign a 1 or 2 year contract for 3.5 million? All he can do is sit out right?
the Bruins right now have the hammer based upon collective bargaining.
But having it and using it are two different things.
If they use it they better be prepared from for fallout from Team Mac and others watching.
Thanks for pulling this together. Interesting take. It's like anything, one always needs to find a way to try and assess the overall pros and cons of any given situation/decision. Most of us like to trust our gut -- and, although obviously not infallible, I think in general that's a pretty good way to go in life. However, you have to be aware of biases we all carry and when you're spending millions of dollars you probably want the benefit of any kind of qualifier you can get as well!
Thank you! I love a good debate and know there are two sides and also know for sure my opinions aren't the be all end all. Instead of "He's another Beleskey" @finchster came back with a great retort to make me think a little differently about it. Good stuff
You could say they also used it on Krug and forced him to take a 1 year 1.4 million dollar deal and then another 1 year 3.4 million dollar deal. Krugs 1.4 was off of a 40 point season with another 10 in12 playoff games. No one seemed to be upset about that and Krug still eventually signed long term and seems to like the organization despite the early on hardball. The only way mcavoy taking a bridge deal will be an issue is if he decides to make it one.
pissing him off and guaranteeing he leaves town the 1st chance he gets
The first chance he gets is a ways away and if you come to him in 1 or 2 years with a 7 year 63 million dollar deal I’m pretty sure he’ll stop being pissed
See: P.K. Subban
Montreal had to throw him out despite them being cheapskates with that bridge deal.
Maybe, I doubt very much there will be any hometown discount where McAvoy is concerned. There is a part of me that expects him to head for Long Island or the Rangers as soon as he reaches UFA status, pissing him off may well guarantee it.
But you didn't say "Book It," so I don't believe it.
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