Okay, I know you've been waiting for it, let's get to the worst goalie performances in the last decade. Prepare yourselves, this is gonna be ugly.
For anyone hoping that this post has some connection with the Rihanna song, let me just send you to the Youtube link now and we can avoid some impending disappointment.
My vantage point has to begin with the Mission, the geographic and social centre of my experience thus far. This is where I live, the focal point from which I visit the rest of the city and region.
Venmo advises that 'if you have a Venmo account, we'll send you a password reset link that you can use to sign into Venmo!' The first six words are redundant.
For a long time I was further ahead of second place than second was from last. That gave me the freedom to play patiently. But even I knew it would end. Good luck is dangerous, when it balances out with bad.
Why do we like movies? There's a social aspect, yet many of us will gladly watch them on our own. It's because we love a good story. Those of us who appreciate film the most see it as an art form with incredible complexity and beauty.
Is Steve Mason really the top goalie in the NHL? I’m going to take my shot (shot, get it?) at this question, building upon existing methods. But before I go into that, let me break down why this is worth looking into.
For sports fans, March Madness is an event like no other. It’s where the top 64+ teams in college basketball get together to play a win-or-go-home single elimination tournament. Every year I wonder why the NBA doesn’t get in on the action.
So let's talk a little bit about another drafter child, the simul_drafter (or “Sim” for short), and how I designed her. Sim can, at each pick, simulate the rest of the draft. Then Sim calculates how far ahead or behind our resulting team is, by our team-level metric, versus the best other team (I could compare against average, but really I want to be able to beat the next best team). If I do this across a selection of players, I can figure out which one resulted in the best overall pick.
My season turned around when I figured out that I really wasn't playing the game. I wasn't taking advantage of simple tactical moves that would help me win categories, at no cost. When I awoke to this and started playing, along with making a couple of trades to balance out my roster, things started looking up.