It’s Thursdays folks and you know what that means…it’s Musings day! Chris usually does these, but I think he’s still recovering from his debaucheries in Sweden. Very jealous…
Anyway, trying to figure out an easier-to-read format for these musings, let me know what you think.
Johnny Be Good
If you’re going to tell me that John Tortorella is a bad coach, please come up with a better excuse than “he isn’t giving player X a fair chance.” This isn’t intramurals folks. Playing time is something you earn.
I’ve never been a big advanced stat guy. Not because I disagree with the idea of quantifying players in this way, it’s just learning from observing is more of my forte. With that said, certain advanced stats are starting to grow on me.
For those of you old school guys like myself, I suggest checking out George’s game by game summary of the Rangers’ scoring chances. This season he added the type of chances tracked (i.e. rebound, transition rush, etc.), which I think will