Carolyn gets a solo, Merrin gets racy, the Penguins get a Cup, and the Stars might make some trades — it’s Expansion Madness! We review Wonder Woman, Houston, and Tyler Seguin’s new dog. Just who does Lindsay Lohan think she is, anyway?
We’re back y’all! A two month hiatus means Carolyn & Merrin have to catch up on all the recent Stars news – Hitchcock hired, Bishop signed, and there’s still more to come. Not to mention, there’s like some big playoff or something. Gird that groinal region, it’s the Fran Drescher of podcasts!
Carolyn is MOVING! Merrin has her mind on SPACE! Gary Bettman is a ROBOT! The Stars might draft a GOALIE! The end of the season is in sight, the Olympics are out, and ice cream is a sign.
Are we done yet? Blue line questions, Nichushkin check ups, Sami the cat, Mass Effect, the USA Women’s hockey strike, and rooting for the underdogs. Will Merrin survive her gut wound? Will Carolyn survive her romance novel?
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It’s the bye week, which means only one thing – time for a nasty head cold! Carolyn & Merrin break down the season’s sadness, Jamie Benn: weatherman, trades, tacos, and talent shows. It’s ok, you don’t have to join our frat.
As the title says, these are the midseason “Rainbow Charts” I released on twitter back in mid-January. Yes, I am putting them up on the blog just now, mid-February. I’ve been busy, yo.
Anyway, much like the original rainbow charts, these charts compare players against the results of their peers who have similar TOI. So a second pairing defender is being compared against the historical average of all second pairing defenders, not against his teammates.
By using standard deviations, the idea is to provide some context around usage, as often we get hung up on decimal places. Especially when looking at relative zone starts, the deviations are quite large, so it takes a lot to move a player outside of the “average” zone (the middle square).
Weighted Corsi is a combination of CF60, CA60 and Relative CF% standard deviations, weighted.
Click “Read More” to get to the charts. Ctrl+F will get you directly to your team if you don’t want to scroll through everything.
In this episode, Carolyn & Merrin discuss the Stars’ dirty wins, the trade for yet another goalie, Cody Eakin’s mustache, Ken Hitchcock’s firing, how to stay sane in a stressful political climate, and why hockey is like Oregon Trail.