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One thing I've come to realize in my years here is that there are different "levels of precision" in the conversations here.  There are the analytics nerds who can discuss issues with great precision and have the numbers to back it up.  There are scouting wonks that know all the players in the all the leagues and how they compare with each other.  But at the other end of the spectrum are.... people like me.

Unlike the nerds and wonks, I'm just a fan.  I don't scour through stats and don't sift through websites to get my information.  In fact, most of the information I get about hockey comes from this website, as digested by the nerds and wonks.

And when I throw ideas out there, don't think of my statements as well-analyzed money-ball conclusions.... think of them as something a guy sitting next to you at a bar might come up with.... you know, a guy who's already had a few ginger ales.

So let me say thanks to the nerds, wonks, and other knowledgeable hockey folks that post here.  I appreciate the insight you bring to the board.  But please consider that some of us just say stuff and no, we don't have the data to back it up.  We're just simple fans trying to understand the game.

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The funny thing is we all hit at about the same percentage.

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Way to go Doohickie.

I'm the guy sitting next to you in that bar.  I am allowed in and it would not be tempting.  Club Sodas all around!!

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10 minutes ago, SwampD said:

The funny thing is we all hit at about the same percentage.

I actually have numbers that show this isn't true. 

 

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I don't mind reading some of the analytics stuff on this board so it helps  to "keep me in the loop ".

I am an old school eye test guy because I am older and I'm not interested in spending my hockey time reading charts and spreadsheets. I guess you could say I also believe in intangibles.

My cocktail of choice is a Caesar. Beer works fine for most occasions.

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28 minutes ago, French Collection said:

I am an old school eye test guy because I am older and I'm not interested in spending my hockey time reading charts and spreadsheets. I guess you could say I also believe in intangibles.

So are some of the best scouts in the league 😉 ...so no shame in that!

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I guess I started this because I started to get in over my head in the 3 First Rounders in 2019 thread.  I do enjoy all the analytics, fancystats and scouting reports.... I guess until they get used against me.  😄

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I was that guy who would go to the Jackson Bowling Alley in East Aurora, and sit in the bar enjoying an unlimited supply of wings and beer while watching the Sabres. One particular game was very memorable, I believe that night we were standing on top of the bar stools during the Sabres vs Bruins match-up; no sooner did the puck drop, the gloves would drop and it was on. If I remember correctly, there wasn't any precision analysis going on; however, I did have a slight headache in the morning and the wings were just as hot on the way out as they were on the way in, how is that for precision.

I love this board, and the people and place I call home. Thanks for keeping this site going; keep up the great work.

Let's Go Buffalo!

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3 hours ago, Doohickie said:

One thing I've come to realize in my years here is that there are different "levels of precision" in the conversations here.  There are the analytics nerds who can discuss issues with great precision and have the numbers to back it up.  There are scouting wonks that know all the players in the all the leagues and how they compare with each other.  But at the other end of the spectrum are.... people like me.

Unlike the nerds and wonks, I'm just a fan.  I don't scour through stats and don't sift through websites to get my information.  In fact, most of the information I get about hockey comes from this website, as digested by the nerds and wonks.

And when I throw ideas out there, don't think of my statements as well-analyzed money-ball conclusions.... think of them as something a guy sitting next to you at a bar might come up with.... you know, a guy who's already had a few ginger ales.

So let me say thanks to the nerds, wonks, and other knowledgeable hockey folks that post here.  I appreciate the insight you bring to the board.  But please consider that some of us just say stuff and no, we don't have the data to back it up.  We're just simple fans trying to understand the game.

I'm like you Doohickie. I watch the games but never seem to find the motivation nor the time to do the research. Life gets in the way. But I do appreciate everything the nerds and wonks bring to the board. I've played hockey all my life but I learn something new every time I log in. And this place is a hoot so thanks to Scott also.

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3 hours ago, Randall Flagg said:

I actually have numbers that show this isn't true. 

 

😅

Awesome.😀

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I love coming on here too and reading all the posts. Hope to be able to do one of the sabre space meet ups at some point. Feel very fortunate to follow this sport with all the friends I have made and all the countries I have visited through watching it. 

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Stats are cool... I'm way more interested in the mental aspects of the game.

78.62% of the game is mental, the rest is emotion.... or something.

And this avatar is bugging me... I need to find inspiration for the next one.

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19 hours ago, Randall Flagg said:

I actually have numbers that show this isn't true. 

 

😅

That's each poster's FOS rating right?  My FOS (Full of Sh*t) rating is astronomical.

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I'm still here just lurking in the shadows 

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My only regret was calling the Ehrhoff signing. 😞

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On 7/17/2018 at 5:28 PM, French Collection said:

My cocktail of choice is a Caesar. 

That's a Canadian bloody mary isn't it??

Why don't you'z guys call it a bloody mary?? Who the heck thought of Caesar, I always think of that as a salad.

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3 hours ago, jsb said:

That's a Canadian bloody mary isn't it??

Why don't you'z guys call it a bloody mary?? Who the heck thought of Caesar, I always think of that as a salad.

A Bloody Caesar uses Clamato instead of tomato juice so it's not the same thing.  I'm guessing it's an Italian thing?  Either way, it is a superior cocktail.

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23 minutes ago, Weave said:

A Bloody Caesar uses Clamato instead of tomato juice so it's not the same thing.  I'm guessing it's an Italian thing?  Either way, it is a superior cocktail.

Correct on all counts. I don't like a Bloody Mary. The Caesar has worstechire sauce, Tabasco sauce a celery salt rim plus some veggies like pickled beans, olives and/or celery. Waiting for my coworker to bring some any minute.

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7 hours ago, jsb said:

That's a Canadian bloody mary isn't it??

Why don't you'z guys call it a bloody mary?? Who the heck thought of Caesar, I always think of that as a salad.

 

3 hours ago, Weave said:

A Bloody Caesar uses Clamato instead of tomato juice so it's not the same thing.  I'm guessing it's an Italian thing?  Either way, it is a superior cocktail.

 

3 hours ago, French Collection said:

Correct on all counts. I don't like a Bloody Mary. The Caesar has worstechire sauce, Tabasco sauce a celery salt rim plus some veggies like pickled beans, olives and/or celery. Waiting for my coworker to bring some any minute.

Caesar’s rock. 

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