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Tempestuous Binary

  • joined Feb 12, 2009
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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Rumour has it that I was raised by wolves (which would explain my odd behaviour), but I know this not only to be not true, but also highly offensive to my parents, who may appear to be wolves to the untrained eye, but are actually just a rare breed of homo sapiens known as Madeirans.

My first goal in life is to learn as much as possible from the creatures (human or otherwise) I meet, the plants I have the opportunity to stop and observe, art in all its forms, the food I get to eat everyday, and every sunrise I'm fortunate enough to witness while simultaneously living in the most remote place I can find, and document this learning experience in any way I see fit, whether through the medium of words, music, film, photography, or (admittedly pretty bad) painting and sculpture. Well, you can't be good at everything. Anyway, hopefully by the time I've died, I'll have managed to weave all my disparate stories together to show just how rich, complex, and varied life on Planet Earth can be.

Also, while we're on the topic of me, I'd just like to bring to your attention the fact that I'm awesome, and if you don't like it, too bad, because that's just how I roll. B-)

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Martin St. Louis requests trade from Lightning

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Although it was previous just a rumour, evidently it's now been confirmed. Can't imagine St. Louis in any other uniform. Anyone think there's a chance in detroit he ends up an Av? (I don't.) Edit, probably won't be an Av: "Martin St Louis wants a trade and will only move to the Rangers."

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NHL's New Uniform Guidelines will Affect at least One Avs Player

The NHL Public Relations Twitter feed tweeted and then deleted new regulations regarding player uniforms. Fortunately, Icethetics saved the tweet before it was deleted. You can read their article...

Still bored with the lockout? Watch this game between the Avs and Wild during the 2009 season....

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Still bored with the lockout? Watch this game between the Avs and Wild during the 2009 season. Watch out for the following line: "Tucks, D-side! Tucks, D-side! Heads up! Hey! Hey! Tucks, get D-s-- somebody, D-side! [Jernsey?] play left!" Hearing a certain former Av nearly losing his shit and then manhandle Boogaard (who then promptly boards Quincey) is the best part of the game.

Bored with the lockout? Watch this classic Avs vs. Red Wings game.

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Bored with the lockout? Watch this classic Avs vs. Red Wings game.

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Sanchez's Completions vs. the Patriots

I compiled a small bunch of stats for my own personal use. Thought I'd share. Sanchez completions, via NFL.com play-by-play First quarter (13:00) 6-M.Sanchez pass deep middle to 11-J.Kerley to...

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Fact? A Rebuttal to Tony Santorsa's "What We Learned"

This was originally a comment, but I felt it was too long to remain one. In the following, I rebut that, a) Santorsa's "facts" behind his "clutch-gene" theory are anything but a fallacy, b) his...

Tony Hand: the greatest British hockey player

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A great piece on Hand, who debuted in 1981, was drafted in 1986 by the Oilers as the first British player in NHL history, and still continues to play to this day, as the player/coach of my hometown Manchester Phoenix. (Partly related: I've always disliked the term "British", because it ignores the independence and pride felt by the individual countries of the British Isles (particularly the Scots and Irish), much like how Canadians prefer not to be called Americans, or Germans mere "Euros", so, for what it's worth Hand is Scottish, and the greatest Scottish hockey player ever. British sounds better, though, because he's also greater than anyone who's come out of England, Wales, or either of the Irelands. Or the Isle of Man, for that matter. Or Wight. Or Orkney. Well, you get the point.)

Just how remarkable was the Patriots' victory over the Bills?

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They were 36% on 3rd downs versus the Bills' 53%, and scored 31 points in the fourth quarter while having the ball less than the Bills. By the laws of predictive statistics such as 3rd down efficiency and time of possession, they should have lost. Just shows you: when your offence clicks to the tune of scoring on six consecutive drives, it's time to throw out your statistics.

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A Comparison of Who is Contributing to Mile High Hockey

When I first visited MHH today, I was shocked to discover that after the main grid, a large portion of the screen was dominated by content not written by anyone associated with MHH. In fact, I had...

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Josh McDaniels: How he Built the Broncos, and How he is Rebuilding the Patriots Offence

Misdirection, use of multiple players, running a multitude of plays out of the same packages. McDaniels' philosophy has always been to keep opposing teams on their heels. But his attempts to...

OHL Prospects takes a look at some of the Avs' prospects

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A good look at where Michael Sgarbossa, Garrett Meurs, Mitchell Heard, Michael Clarke, and Joseph Blandisi stand heading into next season.

Avalanche "in discussion" with several unsigned players, including UFAs

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According to Dater's sources, the Avs are talking to Hunwick, Jones, McClement, McLeod, and O’Brien. Most intriguing (and distressing) bit is that they have not started talks with O'Reilly's agent, yet. Dater also adds that he thinks the Avs are "definitely interested" in re-signing Silent Jay and O'Brien.

Ryan O'Reilly has a lower-body injury

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Dater doesn't know the extent of it, beyond "lower-body".

How much of a role does sleep play in a hockey player's effectiveness? Found this intriguing video...

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How much of a role does sleep play in a hockey player's effectiveness? Found this intriguing video from Schoolyard Puck. Don't be scared off by the Canucks focus, there are many Nuckfails to make it worth it.

Stockholm native having fun

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Article on Country Forest Landeskog and his busy year.

Gabriel Country Forest corrupt: "Does no more now"

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Gabriel Country Forest corrupt: "Does no more now"

News on Gabriel Country Forest's hip injury against Russia. Sweden coach Pär Mårts said, "It's all right. He got a bang. We take him away so that we do not challenge fate."

Gabriel Landeskog named a Calder Finalist

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Along with Adam Henrique and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. (So, apparently, Twitter is going to make me a very annoying fanshotter. Please tell me if I'm posting too much inane news.)

Jan Hejda having wrist surgery, therapy "could take 4-6 months".

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According to his interview with Eurolanche. Hejda wanted to play in the World Championship, but was told by his doctor that "surgery is necessary as soon as possible." Good luck, Jan, and thank you for gutting it out!

Paul Carey signs with Avalanche (not Monsters)

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The Avs' 2007 fifth round pick signed a two-year deal. There appears to be some confusion as to with whom, exactly, he signed, so to clarify: he signed with the Avs, but will report to Lake Erie for their playoff race/run. He is an Avalanche

Downie, by the way, has been playing hurt for about three weeks with a shoulder injury. He might...

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Downie, by the way, has been playing hurt for about three weeks with a shoulder injury. He might have a slight separation in fact. And Duchene has also been playing hurt. His ankle/knee are not 100 percent.

In a recent mailbag, Dater confirmed what some, including me, have posited regarding Downie's lack of production. It is also worth stating that Duchene is in the same boat as Downie, so any leeway we give Downie, should also be given to Duchene, who, as stated before, is not the same player as in the beginning of the season. I think it's fair to call him out for his performance pre-injury, but expecting an 80-point player after it is just unfair. I realise expectations are higher with him, but that doesn't give one the right to criticise excessively.

Calvin Pickard assigned to Monsters. No, really.

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"Having wrapped up his four year career with the Seattle Thunderbirds, who didn’t make the postseason, Pickard was whisked away to Cleveland, Ohio to begin his transition into the AHL." Connolly was also reassigned.

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#MattDucheneProblems

I believe that anyone who says Matt Duchene has been a non-factor in the last number of games, including the one last night against the Flames, must not be watching. Because, frankly, I am...

Connor Crisp Plays Goalie: An Article by Yours Truly

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Decided to pimp this article I wrote on Crisp's night in the crease. Check it out, yo.

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Blanket Trends: An Analysis of Daniel Winnik’s EV TOI, PP TOI, SH TOI, and TOI through November, 2011

Blanket Trends was a Mile High Hockey-based project attempting to understand Daniel Winnik's ice time trends in context throughout the month of November, 2011. Now that Winnik is a Shark (saying...

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Blanket Trends: An Analysis of Daniel Winnik’s EV TOI, PP TOI, SH TOI, and TOI through November, 2011

I. INTRODUCTION In "Mis-management?", Mike @ MHH established that Daniel Winnik led the team in even-strength Time on Ice (EV TOI), 368:36 total versus Ryan O'Reilly's 365:39 at No. 2; averaging...

"I can't even lie about that," Lloyd said. "I'm tied to McDaniels. He uses me differently than...

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"I can't even lie about that," Lloyd said. "I'm tied to McDaniels. He uses me differently than other offensive coordinators used me in my entire career. He uses me as an every-play receiver. The short game, mid-range game, gimmick passes, deep balls. "I do everything in this offense as opposed to other coordinators who would just run me off as the deep guy; run me off into double coverage and then say I'm not open. So I really like how Josh uses me within the offense. I'm extremely comfortable in the offense. So that is definitely going to be a. ... At this point Lloyd paused and didn't finish the thought.

Rams' Lloyd will follow McDaniels. Apologies if this has been mentioned before. This is one boon for the Chiefs if they get McDaniels - the WR corps instantly improves.
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Schefter: McDaniels' influence still felt in Denver

Some may be interested in this. Some may not. I felt it was worth posting, in a time where positivity and the conception of this team's staff as competent individuals are missing. Tebow has...

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