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Browsing The Barilkosphere – August 2nd Links


Named after former Toronto Maple Leaf great Bill Barilko, the Barilkosphere is a network of blogs and websites devoted to bringing you the news, information, and opinion (and lots of it) regarding the Leafs you crave as a fan. This feature is dedicated to bringing you the best of the Barlikosphere every day except Sunday. So sit back and relax, pour yourself another cup of Joe and enjoy today’s round of fresh links.

SDI v2.1 – Shut Down Index 2012-13 – Part 2

As if we needed another reason to decry a possible trade involving Cody Franson. Outstanding work from Steve Burtch of Pension Plan Puppets.

Expansion of Steve’s SDI Study

Tweaking the SDI metric to value both offense and defense. A FanPost from PPP user Frag.

The Value of Blocking Shots

A FanPost from a while back examining if blocked shots have any positive effect on a team’s ability to limit shots against. From Pierce Cuneen of Broad Street Hockey.

Why we can’t take Corsi too literally

An old post I discovered which makes a good case that we should use all stats at our disposal to make player and team evaluations, not just Corsi, hits, blocked shots, whatever. From Cam Charron of Backhand Shelf.

Joe Colborne bulking up for any available position

I’d like to see him centre a “kid” fourth line with Ashton and D’Amigo, but that’s probably wishful thinking. The latest from Kyle Cicerella.

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