Da HemaMember since November 11, 2007
Habs fan since: Time immemorial
Favorite current player: Brendan Gallagher
All-time favorite player: Larry Robinson
- Comment on Canadiens separate contenders from pretenders at camp (2014-09-24 22:09:06)
Nylander is a promising player to be sure. Sadly for Leaf fans, though, that organization will find a way to f*ck him up totally.
- Comment on Canadiens separate contenders from pretenders at camp (2014-09-24 21:33:43)
24 Cups mentioned Star Trek in one of his posts. Here's my two cents: (1) Star Wars sucks, and (2) The Wrath of Khan is by far the best Star Trek movie. How's that for dropping a bomb on HIO? ;-)
- Comment on Parenteau scores again in Habs scrimmage (2014-09-21 12:52:45)
- Comment on Parenteau scores twice in Habs’ second scrimmage (2014-09-20 17:39:33)
I wasn't criticizing the newer metrics as such. My point is that there is an inherent paradox at the heart of the study of statistics, one which should function to impart some humility on those who insist that qualitative judgments today have no place in sports (or economic, social, or political) analysis. Such judgments are inevitable. We decide what is considered relevant.
- Comment on Parenteau scores twice in Habs’ second scrimmage (2014-09-20 17:30:56)
:-) It would appear so! ;-)
- Comment on Parenteau scores twice in Habs’ second scrimmage (2014-09-20 15:30:23)
Thanks twi. Once every decade I express a decent idea.
- Comment on Parenteau scores twice in Habs’ second scrimmage (2014-09-20 15:29:16)
TSN reported today that Michael "Pinball" Clemons had his Grey Cup ring stolen in BC Place during the Argonaut-Lions game. According to the report, "[a]t one point, Clemons tossed one of his Grey Cup rings to a fan in the stands when another fan reportedly grabbed the meaningful piece of jewelry and ran off with it." I hope the ring is recovered, but I am trying to understand how anyone with any common sense whatsoever would toss an invaluable ring or any other such object towards a group of total strangers. I have a railroad-grade gold watch given to me by my grandfather, one that is over 100 years old. I wear it when I teach to keep an eye on the time. A student once asked me if he could look at it closely to which I replied the only way would be if it were pried from my sallow, dead hands. The moral of the story? Never trust human beings.
- Comment on Parenteau scores twice in Habs’ second scrimmage (2014-09-20 15:18:10)
I don't think that is quite right, although there is something often overlooked by quantitative analysts. They frequently fail to recognize that what they choose to quantify is itself a qualitative judgment. The unwillingness to acknowledge this inherent relationship between quantitative and qualitative analyses leads to dogmatism, the belief that quantitative analysis reveals The Truth, and therefore the uninitiated can simply be dismissed.
- Comment on Let’s get physical: Habs open training camp (2014-09-18 19:47:43)
Such sillyful comments....
- Comment on Bouillon an insurance policy at Habs’ training camp (2014-09-18 16:58:32)
I agree, but I would add the Habs do not have an elite forward period. Pacioretty is an excellent forward, but he is a streaky player. When he's in the zone as it were he is a force. When he isn't, he can be frustrating and even painful to watch. Pacioretty isn't consistent enough for me to have confidence he will carry the team, as an elite forward will, when needed. That said, my intention is not to "diss" Pacioretty. His contract is very favorable to the Habs.