Maple Leafs’ Reid Mitchell (Director of Hockey&Scouting Admin) talks Analytics in Hockey at UofT’s Sports Industry Conference

Maple Leafs’ Reid Mitchell (Director of Hockey&Scouting Admin) talks Analytics in Hockey at UofT’s Sports Industry Conference

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Listen out for MLHS‘ Anthony Petrielli asking the panel a question (at the 56:30 mark) about intangibles, which Reid Mitchell and Alex Rucker (Raptors’ Seniors Analytics Consultant) respond to.

Anthony will have some follow-up thoughts on today’s Conference in tomorrow’s Notebook. For full video of the other panel talks at today’s Sports Industry Conference, click here.

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Great Dane
Great Dane

Some suggestions for Nonis summer game plan.


I started wondering if Moulson - a good North York boy - would be interested in the going back to play in front of family and friends?


Combined him with Stastny  and Clarkson on the third line might do the trick.


Then trade for Myers or Ehrhoff by sending Franson and 1st round pick 2014 to Sabres. Trade Reimer and 2nd round pick to Vancouver for Lack and 1st round pick 2015



wendelsway1
wendelsway1

What a stroke of luck....youngest son came home last night to eat and shower.....just in time to shovel...lol.....haven't seen him since...lol  :)

Yan28
Yan28

@Dangle_My_Berries Loved what he said about tanking. You ask them to loose, you can never ask them to win for you after. Not in the hockey player's mentality.

rickpearce76
rickpearce76

@Great Dane  I hope the cap goes up by 30 mil so we can fit all those contracts in. lol. other than money problems I like the cut of your jib man.

lister
lister

@Great Dane I wish people would try out their ideas on capgeek.com first. Using a $70M cap and this years salaries: (the 2014-2015 fantasy calculator doesn't work)

F: JVR, Bozak, Kessel, Lupul, Kadri, Clarkson, Moulson, Stastny, Orr, ?, ? , ?

D: Phaneuf, Gleason, Gunnarsson, Rielly, Myers, ?, ?

G: Bernier, Lack

The total cap hit is $62,452,500 with $850,000 bonuses leaving $7,547,500 cap space left. That's sixteen players. Five positions to fill. That's 21 players above including the question marks. The roster is usually, what, 23? Using 2013-2014 salaries, Moulson is probably a little low on salary and Stastny could be a little high but let's say they balance each other out. $7.5M / 7 players = just a shade under $1.1M per player remaining. Possible? Yes. Probable? No. Cap shrinking even more? Quite likely (despite what Bettman has recently said.)

Yan28
Yan28

@Great Dane Vancouver is rebuilding / retooling. There is no way they will be giving up their 1st.

Hud
Hud

@Great Dane  Let's not take into account the fact you'd have a 15M$ 3rd line or the fact that you'll have to re-sign Bernier and Kadri in a years time (both will get 5+)....

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@wendelsway1 Thats fine, probably the last big snow of the year.  He'll have forgotten how you took advantage of him by next winter.

lister
lister

@Dangle_My_Berries  Bloody hell!!! Why can't I select where to start the podcast?! I don't want to hear the whole damn thing!

lister
lister

@Yan28 @Dangle_My_Berries  The GM would never ask them to lose. He has to do the necessary moves that would likely result in the team losing (and tanking.)

17Forever
17Forever

@lister @Great Dane  When was this said, and where ? The cap is going down next year from what it is already ?

How ? 

More money made this season then ever before.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@MaxwellHowe @wendelsway1  Took advantage?.....absolutely no reason why my Hubby or myself should be shoveling snow when we have two able bodied young men still living under our roof.  :)

Bruffins
Bruffins

@MaxwellHowe @wendelsway1  

speaking on behalf of the sons out there, once the snow is gone it is grass cutting time....it really is a vicious cycle 


luckily university doesn't require such things

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

@17Forever @Leafs rule @Dangle_My_Berries  ownership, aside from allowing the team to spend to the cap, doesnt really seem to be meddling in hockey decisions....which is exactly what i want to hear. Their focus has been on the MLS and TFC, and so far things look pretty good over there. 

17Forever
17Forever

@Leafs rule @Dangle_My_Berries @17Forever  Oh I agree. I think the job he did here in such a short time will be the reason we can speak proudly of our team for years to come.

Just messed up how Rogers treated the guy.

side note ... I am not sold on the ownership of this team yet. They make some head scratching decisions. Not just with the Leafs but the Jays as well.

Wish I could be a fly on the wall for those big wig conversations.

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@Dangle_My_Berries @17Forever  
  how he doesn't harbor any resentment ....  and thats very big of him to say imo ,but  thank you Mr Burke for all that you tried to do here 

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@lister @Leafs rule lol ,yea it sucs ,smoking is the bad one though ,heart damage then drinking does kill the brain ,its true ,hate to tell you but lol if only I had a buck for all the times I was told that ...

Great Dane
Great Dane

@CanuckUKinToronto @Great Dane@HudOf course but the all the extra money from classics and the TV deal it will go up.


Only thing that really needs to happen is long cup run by the Leafs then revenue will go up

lister
lister

@Great Dane @djamon@CanuckUKinToronto  What about Orr? He's still signed for 2014-2015 at $925,000. If Orr is down on the farm then that's an additional $750,000 on the cap:


One way contract: cap hit - [ minimum salary + $375,000 ]

$925,000 – [ $550,000 + $375,000] = $750,000

Great Dane
Great Dane

@djamon @CanuckUKinToronto  

CAPGEEK.COM ARMCHAIR GM ROSTER
CapGeek Armchair GM Roster
FORWARDS
Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) / Tyler Bozak ($4.200m) / Phil Kessel ($8.000m)
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Nazem Kadri ($2.900m) / Nikolai Kulemin ($3.200m)
Matt Moulson ($4.533m) / Paul Stastny ($5.250m) / David Clarkson ($5.250m)
Jerry D'Amigo ($0.851m) / Peter Holland ($0.851m) / Carter Ashton ($0.851m)
Troy Bodie ($0.600m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Dion Phaneuf ($7.000m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($3.150m)
Tyler Myers ($5.500m) / Morgan Rielly ($0.894m)
Paul Ranger ($1.000m) / Jake Gardiner ($2.557m)
Petter Granberg ($0.800m) /
GOALTENDERS
Jonathan Bernier ($2.900m)
Justin Peters ($0.538m)
BUYOUTS
Mike Komisarek ($0.000m)
Mikhail Grabovski ($0.000m)
------
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(estimations for 2014-15)
SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $70,323,375; BONUSES: $950,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $776,625

CanuckUKinToronto
CanuckUKinToronto

@djamon @CanuckUKinToronto I dont see it either..that is with no other changes.. plus our back up goalie, Kadri and Bernier prob getting a big raise the next year and who knows what that cap is that year

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@Komas Taberle @MaxwellHowe @wendelsway1  The big reason why both were in sports, growing up.  With all the practicing, games and tournaments.....left no time for hanging at the mall with sketchy kids that had too much time on their handsl......a tired boy is a good boy.....lol

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@wendelsway1 @MaxwellHowe oh they both live there. I was only kidding around.  No, for all the trouble they cause, not to mention food and beverage consumed, shovelling snow is the least a young fella can do.  i have daughters.  Not really helpful for the heavier manual labor.

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@wendelsway1 @MaxwellHowe  

My Mum and Dad had 4 boys.

The parents never touched a shovel , a rake or a lawnmower in their whole lives, we were very happy to do that for them.

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@Bruffins @MaxwellHowe @wendelsway1  I love getting on the tractor, at the cottage, and cutting the grass.....all about multi taking....cut grass, while getting a tan, while drinking mojitos...lol  :)

lister
lister

@Great Dane @Bruffins@MaxwellHowe@wendelsway1  Try cutting grass in rural Virginia with a push mower on a large property with ticks and snakes plus a plethora of flying insects. Oh the fun! Had to do that for a few summers at my grandparents place.

lister
lister

@Bruffins @MaxwellHowe@wendelsway1   Yeah, grew up out in the 'burbs on a corner lot with lots of sidewalk and a huge amount of well growing grass. Spring and fall were nice breaks.