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Feb
21

The Blue Seat Blogs-cast Episode 6

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Back again this week we’ve got episode 6 of the Blue Seat Blogs-cast! This week we talked a little bit about the Rangers past week of games, their struggle to maintain a lead, potential trade targets, Ryan McDonagh’s injury, and tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. As always you can find the podcast here, on iTunes, and on Soundcloud.

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Feb
16

Blue Seat Blogs-cast Episode 5

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After a weeklong Super Bowl induced hiatus the Blue Seat Blogs-cast is back! Listen in this week to hear us talk about the Rangers’ recent form, what injuries mean for this team, and our early thoughts on the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award. As always you can find us here, on Soundcloud and on iTunes.

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Feb
01

The Blue Seat Blogs-cast Episode 4

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Below you’ll find episode 4 of our weekly podcast, the Blue Seat Blogs-cast! We hope you enjoy this weeks prospect roundup with Josh, whose stats projects and other work can be found here. As always you can find us here at Blue Seat Blogs, on iTunes, and on Soundcloud.

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Jan
31

All Star Game Open Thread

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The East won the Skills Competition last night, with full results here. The highlight was definitely P.K. Subban donning a Panthers jersey/mullet wig and doing his best Jaromir Jagr impression, complete with the salute. Ryan McDoangh participated in the Skills Challenge Relay, with his team losing his heat.

Today is the 3-on-3 tournament by division, with the winning teams in the opening round playing once more in the finals. Use this as your open thread to discuss the skills competition, the game, or anything else you want.

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Jan
25

Blue Seat Blogs-cast Episode 3

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Below you’ll find episode 3 of our weekly podcast, the Blue Seat Blogs-cast! This week we discussed the previous weeks games including Sunday’s afternoon loss to the Senators, the recent acquisition of Daniel Paille, and some brief thoughts on advanced statistics. We hope you enjoy, and as always you can find us on Soundcloud and iTunes, as well as right here on Blue Seat Blogs.

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Jan
18

Blue Seat Blogs-cast Episode 2

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Below you’ll find episode two of our weekly podcast, the Blue Seat Blogs-cast! This week we talked about the Rangers’ most recent games, including the recent loss to the Capitals, as well as some thoughts on the team’s needs in advance of the upcoming trade deadline. We hope you enjoy, and as always you can find us on Soundcloud and iTunes, as well as right here on Blue Seat Blogs.

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Jan
11

Introducing the Blue Seat Blogs-cast!

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Blue Seat Blogs is happy to announce the very first episode of our new podcast, the Blue Seat Blogs-cast! This will be a weekly podcast covering Rangers hockey, as well as general league topics of discussion which you can find here, on Soundcloud, and on iTunes (iTunes will take a couple days, but it should be up there soon). On our first episode we talked about the Rangers’ play of late, some of AV’s comments and lineup decisions, and the recent trade buzz. We hope you enjoy!

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Over the course of the last few months I have been attempting to develop a tool that would add another layer in a person’s ability to analyze a player. Today I am proud to launch the Player Salary Analysis Module, or PSAM for short, which compares production to salary for all NHL players. The tool is available on the menu above. Forwards can be viewed here. Defensemen can be viewed here.

We as hockey fans know of the different methods we use to evalute players. We have the traditional goals/assists/points in conjunction with scouting the player. We also have the new visuals that have been getting developed by members of the analytics community that help us as fans see how a player’s underlying stats classify his role or usefulness to a team, such as the famous HERO Charts.

There has been one thing that I feel hasn’t really been touched upon though. Along with the hard stats that we as hockey fans know and the underlying stats that have been developed, there is one more thing that helps us articulate the overall value of a player. Ever since the lockout of the 2004-2005 season, it may be one of the more important aspects of a player: His salary.

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Nov
19

New features: OHL and WHL career trends

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Last week, Josh added a new feature to the blog called QMJHL career trends. Using that feature, you could select a prospect in the QMJHL and see how he has improved throughout his career in the league. Today, Josh has added the same feature for the WHL and OHL.

The Rangers have four prospects in the WHL: Keegan Iverson, Ryan Gropp, Brad Morrison, and Sergey Zborovskiy. They also have two in the OHL: Ryan Mantha and Brandon Halverson. They have none in the QMJHL.

Be sure to check them out. They are solid tools to see how a prospect has been playing throughout his career before he winds up with the Rangers organization.

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Nov
10

New feature: QMJHL Prospect Career Trend

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Last week, I introduced a tool that was able to track how prospects in the WHL were doing. Today I would officially like to show the QMJHL version of the tool and allow people to use it. The visual is attached below. This feature is available in the main menus at the top, under Prospect Career Trends. The direct link to the QMJHL tool is here.

To use this, go to the drop down menu and choose any QMJHL player . You will automatically be able to see the trend of the prospect along his QMJHL Career. If you are interested you may use the “Seasons” slider to look at how the player has done over time season by season.

The first graph shows Assists/Game and Goals/Game. Under the circle we have player name, points/game and games played. The second Graph graphs the QoC (Quality of Competition) and QoT (Quality of teammates). The higher the QoT,the better the teammates, and the higher the QoC the tougher the competition. Hope this will be useful for people and I will be updating stats around every week and a half.

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