Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community

Go Back   Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community > Main Forums > Fire on Ice: The Calgary Flames Forum
Ivrnet

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-23-2017, 08:30 PM   #21
CofR
First Line Centre
 
CofR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: PL8
Exp:
Default

Was thinking of subscribing already due to the talent that they've hired to cover NCAA. This guarantees that I will subscribe.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Back2Back View Post
The Oilers are very close on becoming a powerhouse team.
CofR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2017, 08:33 PM   #22
Split98
First Line Centre
 
Split98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London, Ontario
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enoch Root View Post
Well, I was interested until this post. Barf.

We already know what the stats are (or we can get them at will). What I don't want is another article telling me this player is great, or that player sucks, based on those stats.

Monahan's possession numbers were only 45% last night? So what? Tell what he did with it when he had the puck. Tell me something interesting that you saw during the game. Don't tell me Hamilton's corsi was 52% and Smith's save percentage was .912. That tells me nothing of value.
I agree somewhat, but am really looking forward to giving it a chance.

I think we just see a lot of lazy stat reporting. Letting numbers influence your analysis gets boring. But letting the numbers support good analysis sounds really interesting.

Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
__________________
"Iíve never been a big chirper myself because the sound of the goal horn is loud enough."
- Johnny
Split98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2017, 10:48 PM   #23
GranteedEV
Franchise Player
 
GranteedEV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default .

Quote:
Originally Posted by RyZ View Post
Im guessing its going to be somebody like a Kent Wilson writing for Calgary (hockey). From what I have read so far, analytics is king at The Athletic and I dont think somebody like Haynes, Johnson or Sportak are the kind of writers they are looking for.
As far as modern writers go, I'd hope it'd be "Mike Fail" or whatever his real name is. This is the kind of detailed article we need more of.
__________________

"May those who accept their fate find happiness. May those who defy it find glory."
GranteedEV is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to GranteedEV For This Useful Post:
Old 08-23-2017, 11:21 PM   #24
d_phaneuf
Franchise Player
 
d_phaneuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Exp:
Default

I think I read that torontos subscription base was so much higher than everywhere else that it accelerated the Canada expansion, hockey media compared to the other big sports is very underrepresented so it made sense

It's not just fancy stats either, the hockey stuff, especially Bourne and dellow is really interesting, especially dellow. It's not just Corsi, he has some articles looking at power plays a few months ago that were great and I believe he said he will be national focused going forward not Toronto only

I subscribed when it was Toronto just because the free articles were interesting enough and as it expands its working out even better, as a raider fan the Bay area was lucky and they hired the writers I followed for them anyway

Plus a pacific nw of Seattle/Vancouver always made sense as the next expansion

Excited to see it's all Canada markets
d_phaneuf is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to d_phaneuf For This Useful Post:
Old 08-24-2017, 01:54 PM   #25
Vulcan
Franchise Player
 
Vulcan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Sunshine Coast
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GranteedEV View Post
As far as modern writers go, I'd hope it'd be "Mike Fail" or whatever his real name is. This is the kind of detailed article we need more of.
Besides praising Bennett on the PK, he also inadvertently makes a good case for re-signing Chiasson.
__________________


Last edited by Vulcan; 08-24-2017 at 01:57 PM.
Vulcan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 06:43 PM   #26
Wastedyouth
Truculent!
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
Besides praising Bennett on the PK, he also inadvertently makes a good case for re-signing Chiasson.
Definitely. Wondering why they haven't.
Wastedyouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 07:57 PM   #27
Gaudfather
#1 Goaltender
 
Gaudfather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Right behind you.
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wastedyouth View Post
Definitely. Wondering why they haven't.
Waiting on Bennett, then Jagr signings first? Depending on what does or doesn't happen - they can then move on Chiasson.
Gaudfather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 08:11 PM   #28
Fire
Franchise Player
 
Fire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Calgary, AB
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wastedyouth View Post
Definitely. Wondering why they haven't.
Because there is no need for a mediocre bottom 6 forward.
__________________

Fire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 08:13 PM   #29
Flamesfan2010
Draft Pick
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Enoch Root View Post
Well, I was interested until this post. Barf.

We already know what the stats are (or we can get them at will). What I don't want is another article telling me this player is great, or that player sucks, based on those stats.

Monahan's possession numbers were only 45% last night? So what? Tell what he did with it when he had the puck. Tell me something interesting that you saw during the game. Don't tell me Hamilton's corsi was 52% and Smith's save percentage was .912. That tells me nothing of value.
Eeeee

Sent from my SM-G950W using Tapatalk
Flamesfan2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 08:26 PM   #30
fuffalo
Crash and Bang Winger
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Exp:
Default

Just saw they had 50% off today so ~35 bux canadian for the year. Signed up - hope it's good!
fuffalo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fuffalo For This Useful Post:
Old 08-25-2017, 12:18 AM   #31
savemedrzaius
Powerplay Quarterback
 
savemedrzaius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fuffalo View Post
Just saw they had 50% off today so ~35 bux canadian for the year. Signed up - hope it's good!
It's only offering me 20% off. Do you have a code?
savemedrzaius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2017, 09:51 AM   #32
Mazrim
CP Gamemaster
 
Mazrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Gary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by savemedrzaius View Post
It's only offering me 20% off. Do you have a code?
I had to click on an article to get a link after the free paragraph they show before locking it. I don't know if it's still going today.
Mazrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2017, 05:38 PM   #33
Hockey-and_stuff
Scoring Winger
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Subscribed earlier this week. Some quality articles so far. Looks like they have plans to add Philadelphia in September, so I'm hoping the Canadian cities are coming soon as well.

Also if you're a baseball fan they added Ken Rosenthal to the staff.

Sent from my LG-H915 using Tapatalk
Hockey-and_stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 04:46 PM   #34
Hockey Fan #751
Scoring Winger
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Exp:
Default

I just went here and got a 50% off prompt (only valid until 7pm, though).

https://theathletic.com/90437/2017/0...s-beat-writer/
Hockey Fan #751 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2017, 08:27 AM   #35
jeffmacrealtor
Draft Pick
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Default

Cruickshank is the best sportswriter living in Calgary right now in terms of talent and readability.
jeffmacrealtor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2017, 08:42 AM   #36
Fire
Franchise Player
 
Fire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Calgary, AB
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffmacrealtor View Post
Cruickshank is the best sportswriter living in Calgary right now in terms of talent and readability.
Duhatschek lives in Calgary and is one of the best in the business. My favourite sportswriter.
__________________

Fire is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Fire For This Useful Post:
Old 08-29-2017, 03:03 PM   #37
Reggie Dunlop
All I can get
 
Reggie Dunlop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: The Palm Isle
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fire View Post
Duhatschek lives in Calgary and is one of the best in the business. My favourite sportswriter.
The Globe and Mail announced today that they're cutting their sports section to weekends only. No job losses yet announced, but perhaps he sees the writing (pun intended) on the wall.
Reggie Dunlop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2017, 06:43 PM   #38
savemedrzaius
Powerplay Quarterback
 
savemedrzaius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Exp:
Default

I finally broke and bought the subscription for $50 a year.

As a hockey fan it is totally worth it. I find myself reading a lot of the articles about the other NHL teams they cover as well as the Leafs.
savemedrzaius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2017, 07:03 PM   #39
Hockey-and_stuff
Scoring Winger
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

It's going to be fantastic when the other Canadian cities get added. Tons of in-depth analysis for other teams. It should really expand the readers knowledge outside their favorite team.

Sent from my LG-H915 using Tapatalk
Hockey-and_stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2017, 05:06 AM   #40
nobles_point
Scoring Winger
 
nobles_point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lake Candle
Exp:
Default

Interesting chat on sports media in Canada with James Mirtle from the Athletic, amoungst others on a panel. He mentions that in Toronto the Athletic has 10,000 subscribers.

http://www.canadalandshow.com/podcas...-speak-sports/
__________________
Problems can't be solved on the same level they are created.
nobles_point is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Calgary Flames
2016-17




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016