Thursday Mashup: It’s Going to be a Long Month

Thursday Mashup: It’s Going to be a Long Month

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Thursday Morning Links:

 

Founded in 2008, Maple Leafs Hotstove (MLHS) has grown to be the most visited unofficial team-focused hockey website online (Quantcast). Independently owned and operated, MLHS provides thorough and wide ranging content, varying from news, opinion and analysis, to pre-game and long-form game reviews, a weekly feature piece, the "Leafs Notebook", along with a Web TV show the "Maple Leaf Hangout".
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sniperstar
sniperstar

Damn it guys! I just spent an hour in the interview thread wondering where the hell everyone was. Forgot about the mashup for general discussion.

ingy56
ingy56

Americans are running over the Finns and Swedes...are they that good? 

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

Holy shit, how did Uncle Otis get Dion to go fishing with him? ;)

Murph2417
Murph2417

2-1 Canada, in other news we just got some major hail here

mcloki
mcloki

Russians tie it up. But we're on the PP.

mcloki
mcloki

relegated to this forum,

Jeff_Mintz
Jeff_Mintz

Gauthier just went to dressing room limping

mcloki
mcloki

where is the game?

mcloki
mcloki

When is the development game tonight?


Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Sportsnet Edmonton:

Dallas Eakins’ rookie season as a National Hockey League head coach didn’t quite live up to the advance billing.

He arrived in Edmonton, the product of a Toronto media market that habitually overrates its hockey people, then inherited a goaltending situation in Edmonton that Scotty Bowman could not have succeeded with in his prime.

He had a plan and wasn’t afraid to say he knew how to make it succeed. But in the end, it doesn’t matter how good the driver is if the car is running on three cylinders, and the Oilers were out of the playoff picture by Dec. 1, completely irrelevant by the new year.

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

@wiski  Goes back too far. What are they for the past 10 years? Canada is still ahead but by as much, I wonder.

Optimustic
Optimustic

@sniperstar Not much more activity here is there.   I just got back from a camping trip and logged on .   August is a quiet month but September is just around the corner.   Nothing like prospect games to start the blood flowing again after a long summer.

maximus_asinus
maximus_asinus

@TheCanucksnaphook I agree with you, it does break up the conversation. Mashup chat should be visible from every article. If the writers are looking for focused feedback then there should be a method to either filter comments, or a way to attach comments directly to the article. Having multiple pages with different conversations is disjointed, and to a new or casual reader a little confusing.

Reether
Reether

@TheCanucksnaphook I feel you man, I guess it's just a wait and see approach for when the season starts. I get where they are coming from but I also know that this site got popular even with all that and more crazy discussions going on since the beginning. 

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

@TheCanucksnaphook

You have to understand how the site works, Phook. 

20 people comment on days like today. Thousands of people read the articles. The people reading the article as a first time visitor and that sees AC/DC videos, random talk about things unrelated to hockey are not going to engage and it shows poorly on the article to have scattered, disorganized discussion below it. I could show you quite a few studies done on it on how it negatively affects websites in every possible way.

Since we've started doing that, there is virtually always brand new commenters or people that rarely ever comment. The conversation is at a higher level, focused and there is better ideas exchanged. 

It's quiet because it's August 7th and this is probably the slowest day of 2014 so far.

ingy56
ingy56

@ShiftyD Perhaps he has designs on leaving PH9 on an island in the Bay?

sniperstar
sniperstar

@Optimustic @sniperstar It cannot come sooner. I can't watch baseball and the camps I've been volunteering at have ended. The dog days of summer have officially begun for me.

mcloki
mcloki

Wait Dec are you saying that .phook and I don't have high level conversations. Hmmm? It just needs to be marked better as an article and as a mashup.

Marlies Man
Marlies Man

@Bobsyouruncle @Marlies Man  473 of 886 were Canadian. That equals 53 per cent of the players in the NHL were Canadian born. 220 Americans or 25 per cent. 78 per cent from North America.

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

@TheCanucksnaphook @DeclanK  Well, I'm not the sharpest marble in the bunch (shut up, no comments people) but I don't find it difficult to recognize what is a "specialty piece"  and what can be construed as a "mashup" or "open" commenting article