Recent Locker Room Comments by alex_reno

Flames in 6. Sutter system proves unbeatable.

posted by alex_reno at 01:43 PM on May 25

why the same action sometimes is a penalty and sometimes isn't 1. Ref didn't see it. 2. Ref didn't, as you say, want to take over the game. 3. Interference and/or boarding. 4. Unwritten NHL rule: it takes more wrongdoing to get a penalty in the third period, and a lot more in overtime. Or the playoffs. Almost anything goes in overtime in the playoffs. same for poking a stick in the other guy's eye High sticking is one of those penalties that get called even in overtime if the ref sees it. Flames are in! I'm happy.

posted by alex_reno at 01:10 AM on May 21

Tampa - Philly: Tampa in 6. Calgary - San Jose: Calgary in 7.

posted by alex_reno at 12:41 PM on May 07

TB - MTL: TB in 6 PHI - TOR: PHI in 5 SJ - COL: COL in 6* DET - CGY: CGY in 7 *If Salo plays even one minute, make that SJ in 7.

posted by alex_reno at 02:19 AM on April 22

So that means there is a 10 in 36 chance of getting a "goalie rating", right? Exactly. Sorry, my explanation could probably have been more explicit. I've been playing strat-o-mania almost 20 years now, so a method of determining a player's shot precisely seems second nature. (but then why does Corey Schwab have a rebound rating of "-1"?) Because those formulae were made around 94, and hockey has changed since then. Shots per game are down overall, would be my guess. Also, apparently Jersey really bucked up when Schwab played, and he had a lower goals against, shots faced per game, and better save percentage than Brodeur. Certainly, comparing the two goalies I know, Jussi and Salo, they end up being the same in my system, which sounds about right. Jussi was slightly better last year, but not really by much. At least I can do the cheap thing and move the qualification levels after running the numbers. Cory Schwab has been made illegal.

posted by alex_reno at 01:59 AM on March 01

Thanks all. An Excel 97 file may be found here. For the skaters, the key is: Off - Offence (Also use this number for breakaway/penetration) Def - Defence Pass - passing (1 = no successful passing numbers on card, 4 = 3 good pass numbers) In - Inside shot In+ - PP Inside shot Skate & Break - Shorthanded skating Int - Intimidation Pen - Penalty Rating For the shot, the number is the number of goalie ratings (or goal 1-10) on the card. A player with a 10 might have goalie ratings on 7, 4, and 2. For goalies, the two important numbers are: Goal - number of goals on card Reb. - number of rebounds on card Anyone know where to get stats of goalie rebounds? I've never seen them, so I use shots faced. This, as you can imagine, makes goalies who play for defensive teams get low rebound numbers.

posted by alex_reno at 03:22 PM on February 29