GDB 18.0: King-sized effort required

Jason Gregor
November 17 2016 07:30PM


Super Troopers GDB

(photoshop: @isuckatpicking)

We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot delivery in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game. 

The Oilers are 2-6-1 in their previous nine games. They are in a funk, and yesterday I had numerous people ask me if playoff teams go through these dips and still make the playoffs?

I didn't know the answer for sure, so I did some digging.

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Gretzky to be Simpsonized

Zach Laing
November 17 2016 04:30PM


image c/o Sportsnet, fox

The all-time classic sitcom The Simpsons will now play host to the greatest NHL player ever, Wayne Gretzky.

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Who Are You with Mark Letestu

Jason Gregor
November 17 2016 09:07AM

In the second installment of a new new semi-regular feature on my show called Who Are You I caught up with Mark Letestu. We discuss mostly non-hockey topics.

The only rule is he has to answer honestly. We discussed children videos that parents dislike, mustaches, hobbies and more.

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The Capilano Rehab Injury Report

Chris the Intern
November 16 2016 01:27PM


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What would be my perfect injury report? Well besides reporting on NO INJURIES, my perfect injury report would be making injury updates as informative as they can get. For example, Kris Russell's lower body injury is a strain in the hamstring area. Though pretty painful at first, Russell has come a long way. Today, however, his hamstring was a little more sore than usual, forcing him to only three hours of rehab instead of the usual five. The majority of this time was spent using relaxation techniques on the muscles, including massage and heat therapy.

Wouldn't this be neat? The world would be an amazing place if we got such detailed injury updates from the teams. It wouldn't leave us guessing and assuming. "He wasn't able to do resistant band knee crossovers comfortably? MUST BE ANOTHER SETBACK!" Compared to now, I think it could definitely give fans a better peace of mind. "Lower body injury? OH NO ANOTHER STAPH INFECTION OH MY GOD!" 

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Why the "Scoring Chance" is a flawed metric, and how we can improve on it

November 16 2016 10:00AM

Last week, Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella sent hockey Twitter into another round of arguing about which statistics are and aren't meaningful when he denounced both corsi and fenwick

Hearing an NHL coach say that shots and unblocked shots are not meaningful in measuring team performance is patently absurd, but Tortorella long ago passed into self-parody so any discussion on that topic is a waste of time for all involved. 

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