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Jun
08

New theme, again

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Sorry for all the changes to the design of the site. Once the slider in the last design proved to be a failure, I knew that design wasn’t lasting long. It was a pain to manage. This one is easier (it’s also the same layout of nyrgifs.com, which makes it easier on me). Hopefully this is the last change for a while.

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Apr
15

Wednesday Playoffs Open Thread

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The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs officially begin tonight, as four series kick off action:

  • The Sens/Habs start tonight in the battle of the goaltenders at 7pm on NHLN.
  • The Isles and Caps are on USA/MSG+ at 7pm as well in a series that will likely have more shot attempts than the other seven series combined.
  • The Hawks and Preds are up at 8:30pm on NBCSN. These are the 2 and 3 seeds in the Central, just showing how brutal that division is.
  • Finally the Canucks and Flames drop the puck at 10pm on USA in a series that has everyone saying “I can’t believe both of them made the playoffs.”

Use this thread to discuss the games, as all are nationally televised (good job NHL). The Yankees, Mets, and Knicks are all in action as well, if you’re a fan of torturing yourself.

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Apr
09

BSB Fanduel: 4/9

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Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play.

For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a good way to go, but look for streaks as well. Rotowire has a lineup optimizer, as does DangleFactory. They are good resources if this intrigues you, or you’re new to daily fantasy sports.

As always, if the league fills up before you can get in, let me know in the comments.

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Apr
07

BSB FanDuel Returns: 4/7

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a FanDuel league. Sorry about that. Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play.

For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a good way to go, but look for streaks as well. Rotowire has a lineup optimizer, as does DangleFactory. They are good resources if this intrigues you, or you’re new to daily fantasy sports.

As always, if the league fills up before you can get in, let me know in the comments.

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Mar
10

BSB FanDuel: 3/10

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Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play.

For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a good way to go, but look for streaks as well. Rotowire has a lineup optimizer, as does DangleFactory. They are good resources if this intrigues you, or you’re new to daily fantasy sports.

As always, if the league fills up before you can get in, let me know in the comments.

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It’s a bit of a slow weekend, and I figure now is the best time to assess what everyone thinks of the new design and things you want to see added or updated. We launched the new design in December, and I’ve made a few tweaks as time has passed (URL color, number of comments, things like that). There are some things in the works as well, particularly a new mobile website design, and one or two minor tweaks to the overall design (minor, but require me to learn more PHP).

Anyway, I wanted to use this post to gauge what you guys want to see added to the site, be it content related or design related. Nothing is taboo, and while some things are more feasible than others, we will do our best to make the site more accommodating and easy to use for everyone.

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Mar
03

BSB FanDuel: 3/3

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Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play.

For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a good way to go, but look for streaks as well. Rotowire has a lineup optimizer, as does DangleFactory. They are good resources if this intrigues you, or you’re new to daily fantasy sports.

As always, if the league fills up before you can get in, let me know in the comments.

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Feb
23

A quick primer on the new NHL stats page

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In case you missed it, the NHL stats page has been upgraded to include the #fancystats that we use here on a regular basis. The NHL changed the names (finally), so now it’s easier for people to understand what exactly Corsi, Fenwick, and PDO measure. Let’s break it down:

  • Shot Attempts (SAT) – this counts all shot attempts for/against a team while a player is on the ice. This was previously called Corsi.
    • This is broken down into SAT For (SATF) and SAT Against (SATA).
  • Unblocked Shot Attempts (USAT) – this counts all unblocked shot attempts for/against a team while a player is on the ice. This was previously called Fenwick.
    • This is also broken down into USAT For (USATF) and USAT Against (USATA).
  • Shooting Ratios (SAT/20, SAT/60) – this converts the raw counts of SAT and USAT into rates per 20 minutes of TOI and per 60 minutes of TOI. This is done because players with more ice time may have higher numbers than those who see less ice time.
    • This uses the same abbreviations above, but just adds /20 or /60 to the end.

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Feb
20

BSB FanDuel: 2/20

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Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play.

For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a good way to go, but look for streaks as well. Rotowire has a lineup optimizer, as does DangleFactory. They are good resources if this intrigues you, or you’re new to daily fantasy sports.

As always, if the league fills up before you can get in, let me know in the comments.

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Feb
19

BSB FanDuel: 2/19

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Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up for FanDuel here, the league link is here. We aren’t high rollers, it’s $2 to play.

For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a good way to go, but look for streaks as well. Rotowire has a lineup optimizer, as does DangleFactory. They are good resources if this intrigues you, or you’re new to daily fantasy sports.

As always, if the league fills up before you can get in, let me know in the comments.

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