Steve Burtch

  • joined Jun 09, 2008
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
  • posts 140
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I'm in the business of corrupting young minds. Legally and officially too!

I blog about hockey and music.

I am fond of adult beverages.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Toronto Blue Jays
  • NBA Toronto Raptors
  • NFL Detroit Lions
  • NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Soccer Liverpool FC, Toronto FC
User Blog

Randy Carlyle Coaching Myths


An analysis of Carlyle's results in Anaheim vs. those of Ron Wilson in Toronto - along with an update on Carlyle's early returns with the Leafs

What Are The Odds That Reimer's Legit?


Using Goaltending Comparables and Math - Reimer's On The Road To Success In The NHL

Kessel's Shot Distance and Shooting Percentage


Where is Kessel shooting from and is this making an impact on his expected goal scoring?

We Have Lift Off


The Where & Why of Frattin and Kadri's Production In The Early Going

Joffrey Lupul's Injury Is A Good Thing


The Leafs Can Turn Lemons Into Lemonade If They Make Proper Use Of This Special Opportunity

Nazem Kadri Strugglin'


If Nazem Kadri is struggling to make the NHL - more NHL prospects should WISH they could struggle like he has.

Passes - Yet another stat you'll find interesting


Rob Vollman was busy over the lockout break - helping us prove yet again that Kessel and Grabovski are probably a tad under-rated.

Leafs Looking Up: Hockey Prospectus 2012-13


Reviewing the Hockey Prospectus 2012-13 Edition

Luongo the best option for Leafs in goal


Is his age the factor people are making it out to be?

What year would you pick for a Leafs All-Star team


The Leafs of the past 30 years apparently chose to peak in 1992-93, when the vast majority of them weren't actually skating for Toronto. If only more of them had been, maybe Wayne Gretzky and Kerry...

Checking In With Josh Leivo


The early returns for Josh Leivo are encouraging for the future.

Tyler Biggs and Josh Leivo have a lot to prove


Are Tyler Biggs and Josh Leivo potential solutions to the Leafs Power Forward problems in the years to come? Are they even capable of making a dent at the NHL level? What are they showing so far...

AHL success during a lockout predicts NHL future


Kids posted some big stats in the AHL the last time the NHL locked out its players. How did they fare in the future? What should we look for this time around?

2012-13 Maple Leafs Annual Ready For Order


"In The Rink" - 2012-13 Edition of the Maple Leafs Annual - now published by Lindy's Sports - is available for on-line ordering

Intro To Advanced Statistics - PDO

PDO - what is it? How the heck does it measure luck? Why is it useful?

Intro To Advanced Hockey Statistics - Fenwick


A definition and exploration of Fenwick and Fenwick Percentages. A close correlate of Scoring Chances in the NHL, Fenwick is another of those Advanced Stats people aren't really sure of when they...

Intro To Advanced Hockey Statistics - Corsi


Advanced Statistics are a complicated area of hockey these days. All of the new numbers thrown around by stat geeks can really complicate a conversation about who the best players are. Hopefully...

Refutation of Stupid Semin Arguments


Refutation of Stupid Semin Arguments - Why The Idea That He Hates Winning Is Insane

NHL Draft 2012: Viktor Lööv - 7th Round 209th Overall


Viktor Lööv - 7th Round 209th Overall - Late Round Gem or Throw Away Pick?

NHL Draft 2012: Ryan Rupert 6th Round 157th Overall


Ryan Rupert 6th Round 157th Overall - Pitt Bull in an Icy China Shop?

NHL Draft 2012: Connor Brown - 6th Round 156th Overall


Connor Brown - Offensive Upside / Defensive Downside? - Leafs 6th rd draft pick.

NHL Draft 2012: Dominic Toninato - 5th Round 126th Overall


The scoop on the Leafs 5th round selection - Dominic Toninato - with game footage!

Sifting The AHL


Sifting the AHL - Looking at the Leafs Prospect Comparables and Exploring For Potential Trade Targets

Why Signing a Veteran Goalie May Not Help


Does adding a vet goalie really solve anything? - A look at the Leafs options in net.

Shut Down Index (SDI) Results 2011-2012


Shut Down Index (SDI) ranks NHL D men for the 2011-12 Season

Leadership Might Be A Myth


Leadership Might Be A Myth - A Retrospective

Revisiting a theme: Expected Win Percentages


Revisiting a theme: Leafs Expected Win Perecentages

If You Plan On Paying Him You Might As Well Play Him


If We're Going To Pay Him We Might As Well Play Him - Grabovski's Ascension To Key Cog.

Expected Win Percentages Rest Of The Way


Leafs expected win percentages for their remaining schedule - how depressing can it get?

Do The Leafs Need A Change?


Do The Leafs Need A Change? - If they do, where?

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