4.5.17 Podcast (The One with the Hitman Economy)

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.

 

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3.15.17 Podcast (The One with Tree Sexism)

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?

(Volume warning at the start)

2.22.17 Podcast (The One with Sinus Problems)

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.

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2016-17 Midseason Rainbow Charts

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.

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1.19.17 Podcast (Jim Nill: Femme Fatale)

In a crazy busy week, Carolyn & Merrin take a break to talk Jim Nill: Femme Fatale, whether or not Lindy Ruff should be on the hot seat, pointless purple jerseys, if Patrick Sharp will be reunited with the Blackhawks, and can we ever fix the defense?

Is anything softer than Tyler Seguin? You tell us!

1.1.17 Podcast (The Softest Bad Boys in the League)

Happy New Year! It’s DHH’s third birthday and Carolyn and Merrin recount their wildly different NYE experiences. Also, the Stars’ power play is awful, Sam Gagner is amazing, and Devan Dubnyk’s Nana always knew he’d be a success. Plus, the moment you’ve all been waiting for — the Dallas Stars Foundation Fancy Boys Calendar critique!

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