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My favorite sports teams all have a Toronto flavor, with the Leafs, Raptors, Blue Jays and Toronto FC taking the place in my sports heart. In short, I'm not a journalism major, I'm not a genius, but I offer valid opinions and try to convey them in a professional manner.
I usually focus my sports writing on the Toronto based sports teams (Leafs, Raptors, Blue Jays, Argos, TFC etc), but I will write the odd national NHL article over the course of a week or two. Hopefully you all enjoy my writing.
Sports is my passion and I enjoy writing and following sports in my spare time. I take time out at least twice a week to try and write a piece on something, so have a read through my articles and tell me what you think.
Just recently, as of August 4th, 2010, I am now a featured NHL Columnist here at B/R. I seem to be rising in the ranks pretty quickly here at B/R and I have to thank the countless readers for clicking and reading my articles. Thanks so much for taking the time out to read my work.
-August 2010--over 100K Article Views
-October 2010--first Platinum Medal awarded for Mikhail Grabovski: Worst Second Line Center in NHL article
-October 2010--I have over 10+ articles that were picked up by major sports outlets such as NHL.com, CBSSports.com and NBA.com.
-December 2010-- Hit 200K article views, thanks readers!
-March 2011-- hit 300K article views, thanks again!
-June 2012-- hit over 700k article views!
-February 2013-- hit over 1 million article views!
Your recent article about the maple leafs was completely useless. The shootout doesn't matter because there is no shootout during the playoffs... Furthermore, Toronto's depth on defence is not the issue, it's trying to determine the best parings.... I find it comical that you are allowed to write articles...
You're recent article about the maple leafs was completely useless. The shootout doesn't matter because there is no shootout playoffs... Furthermore, Toronto's depth on defence is not the issue, it's trying to determine the best parings.... I find it comical that you are allowed to write articles...
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Getting a good debate going I see. :P
Although you did forget Chara on the Ise list but that dosent really change the numbers much. Although I do feel Dick Tarnstrom should be included. Sure he played only 300 games but when he was in the league he was one of the top offensive D-men. A series of injuries cut his career short knee, lungs, and several concussions. Afterall, he did manage to lead the Penguins in scoring once.
The thing with drafting position is you can find quality players anywhere within the draft. Its just those superstars that are generally found early in the first round.
I will concede that the Leafs are slightly better than the Islanders.
Regarding your comment about Islanders drafting with respect to the Leafs.
"Because really, their drafting history might actually be worse than the Leafs...how sad is that."
Their drafting has NOT been worse than the leafs. More or less they have been on par.
From 1995-2008 the success rate for draft picks has been roughly the same for both teams. A successful pick is defined as a minimum of 100 games. It takes approximately 4 years to develop a prospect after the draft and thus I stopped at 2008 draft.
Toronto: 24 players (4 possible including Reimer) out of 119 for a total of 20.17%
Islanders: 31 players (6 possible) out of 137 for a total of 22.63%
The difference is NOT statistically significant.
Even if we include the possible (I do mean probable here) 23.53% compared to 27%.
Statistically Islanders have slight edge but realistically it is about even. This does NOT take into account where players have been drafted.
The best players drafted by Toronto have been Rask and Kabarle.
Compared to Chara and Luongo of Islanders.
Although when you look at the more recent years the Leafs have been drafting far better so time will tell. Both sides have some amazing talent in their prospect pool.
But more or less, there isn't much difference in terms of drafting success between the two. Blind luck really.
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Hey Brad, Nobody will answer my question. Can you? are the toronto Blue jays make a trade for slowey?
Mikhail Grabovski---The Worst Second Line Center in the NHL?
I think the answer is no, not right now anyway. I took a look at the stats and there are only a handful of 2nd line centers with more points and he is plus 3.