Over the course of the year I have been tracking the Leafs goals in a spreadsheet, largely for the purpose of looking at primary/secondary assists but also for tracking situational statistics. It was through this spreadsheet that I noticed the most amusing fact of the season; that Tyler Bozak finished the year never having had a primary assist on a James van Riemsdyk goal. Amazing since he was his centre for most of the season, and presumably at some point he might have tried passing to him instead of Kessel. I’ll build my case against Bozak some other time, so instead I put together an infographic of Leafs scoring data. Hope you find it interesting. The spreadsheet of data can be found here (2011-12 data is here.)

Monday Morning Links…

Reflecting on Dave Nonis’ “exit” thoughts—and grading out the Maple Leafs (VLM)
Michael was a little nicer than I’d be in his defensive grading.

Anthem Singer Botches Star Spangled Banner (Buzz the Net)
Wars have started for less than this

Can We Make Predictions in Hockey with Machine Learning (NHL Numbers)
An interesting premise. Warning: Stats ahead.

Sweden Hammers Switzerland to Collect World Hockey Gold on Home Ice (Globe)
If there was a bracket of stupid sports tournaments, I think the World Hockey Championships would bring home gold.

Following the Leafs Model will not Work for the Jets (AIH)
Always interesting to see how the Leafs are viewed by other fan bases.

What We Learned About the Leafs in 2013 (Editor in Leaf)
I don’t share the optimism about the Leafs top four defensemen. Or believe that Ryan Hamilton is anything more than a lifetime AHLer.

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