I’ve begun actively using twitter a lot more than before. Give me a follow at https://twitter.com/LeafsRamblings!
I’ll be back to posting regular pre-game and opinion pieces once the season gets underway, but for now the best way to follow me is definitely through the short-and-sweetness that is twitter.
HOCKEY WILL BE BACK IN A MONTH.
This has been a PSA
One one hand I’m thrilled the Leafs hired Darryl Metcalf, on the other I’m already having severe separation anxiety from Extraskater.com … can Leafs fans have the site back at least?!
I have been ready hockey articles for literally hours today god help me is it October yet?
Does hockey/Leafs tumblr not know about the Leafs’ analytics hires today?! What’s with the silence?
In this installment of the NHL’s Summer of Analytics, the Leafs have hired advanced stats site ExtraSkater.com founder Darryl Metcalf, theLeafsNation.com stats guru and known girlfriend-haver Cam Charron, and Rob Pettapiece to form a new analytics department within the organization.
While this move doesn’t guarantee that the Leafs will be a great team out of the gates this year, it does suggest that the team will continue to make smarter analytics-backed moves moving forward as they work towards becoming a competitive team again. With moves like this, the Shanahan-run Leafs could very well be a genuinely good hockey team within a few years time.
Man, am I ever excited for the future. The future, it appears, is now.