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brookyone
06-08-2015, 04:51 PM
To replace the previous Hockey Writers column thread and also include other sources.

http://atevenstrength.com/category/ncaa/

driventoit
06-08-2015, 11:18 PM
To replace the previous Hockey Writers column thread and also include other sources.

http://atevenstrength.com/category/ncaa/

Thanks for the info/link. Much needed.

brookyone
06-10-2015, 02:47 PM
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-02/women-s-hockey-gets-a-paycheck

We need a team(s) in the heartland...or does the travel factor make that prohibitive?

obserbear
06-10-2015, 04:39 PM
http://digital.hockeyjournal.com/nxtbooks/seamans/nehj_201506/index.php#/40

Nice article on Middlebury women's program.

driventoit
06-10-2015, 06:57 PM
http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-02/women-s-hockey-gets-a-paycheck

We need a team(s) in the heartland...or does the travel factor make that prohibitive?


I'd love any heartland team that could avoid a clichéd, sexist, predictable or just plain nonsensical (Riveters?) moniker. Let's go Wheat!

pokechecker
06-11-2015, 09:08 AM
I'm hoping they go with Soy Beans for a Midwest team.

I hope they are better at running the league than they were at picking names.

brookyone
06-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Good read on the front page with a mock draft.

http://www.uscho.com/2015/06/17/first-nwhl-draft-stocked-with-talent/

brookyone
06-17-2015, 10:22 AM
From Gabriella Fundaro:

http://atevenstrength.com/2015/06/10/2015-nwhl-draft-preview-top-20-ncaa-player-rankings/

ne7minder
06-17-2015, 06:05 PM
I'd love any heartland team that could avoid a clichéd, sexist, predictable or just plain nonsensical (Riveters?) moniker. Let's go Wheat!

Riveters. As in "Rosie the"

If St. Paul gets a team they should go with Saints just for the historical value
Muskie would be good here also
Blades would be good anywhere
If you simply insist on inanimate objects how about Breeze so the could be labeled Breezers?

driventoit
06-17-2015, 06:25 PM
Riveters. As in "Rosie the"

Exactly: "Roll up your sleeves for the war effort!" Just plain nonsensical.

brookyone
06-20-2015, 07:47 PM
https://www.todaysslapshot.com/nwhl/inaugural-nwhl-entry-draft-player-selections/

brookyone
06-22-2015, 10:41 AM
Summer reading:

https://www.todaysslapshot.com/author/kcimini/

TonyTheTiger20
06-22-2015, 01:36 PM
Thought this was a great article on the NWHL draft: https://titleixhockey.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/from-college-to-the-bigs-the-2015-nwhl-draft/

TonyTheTiger20
06-22-2015, 01:43 PM
Exactly: "Roll up your sleeves for the war effort!" Just plain nonsensical.

Oh man I could not disagree more

driventoit
06-22-2015, 02:02 PM
Oh man I could not disagree more

Well, after that draft, how about the Brooklyn Eagles? (has historical resonance, and no biceps required . . . just talons) :rolleyes:

FiveHoleFrenzy
06-22-2015, 02:38 PM
Thought this was a great article on the NWHL draft: https://titleixhockey.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/from-college-to-the-bigs-the-2015-nwhl-draft/

Not sure about the love for the shots on goal stat. Connecticut's draft is questioned about going defense heavy when that formula has proven to be successful for Minnesota. Seriously, who had a better trio of shutdown defenders last year than Minnestoa, with Ramsey, McMillen, and Stecklein?

ne7minder
06-22-2015, 06:52 PM
Not sure about the love for the shots on goal stat. Connecticut's draft is questioned about going defense heavy when that formula has proven to be successful for Minnesota. Seriously, who had a better trio of shutdown defenders last year than Minnestoa, with Ramsey, McMillen, and Stecklein?

Yeah, they probably could have been successful if only someone on the team could score.

Eeyore
06-23-2015, 01:24 AM
Not sure about the love for the shots on goal stat.

Between that focus and a comment early on, the author is clearly trying to look at it from an advanced analytical perspective, and shots form the basis of most of the advanced stats. The problem is that a full description of the stat used is: the percentage of the attempted shots taken while a player is on the ice at even strength that are taken by his/her team. But, as the author says, we just don't have those numbers.


Connecticut's draft is questioned about going defense heavy when that formula has proven to be successful for Minnesota. Seriously, who had a better trio of shutdown defenders last year than Minnestoa, with Ramsey, McMillen, and Stecklein?

The whole piece suffers from the problem that you have teams that had zero players on their roster drafting a total of five rounds. It's impossible to get any sense of what the teams are going to be like once they have a chance to sign free agents. Other than if a team had drafted multiple goalies, there's no such thing as a lopsided draft in this situation. Even drafting five defensemen would have been perfectly defensible if you could make the case that they were the five best players available when the pick came up.

FiveHoleFrenzy
06-23-2015, 09:46 AM
Yeah, they probably could have been successful if only someone on the team could score.

So you're saying if they had a top line center who was good in the faceoff circle, could score by the bucketful, and was good at backchecking to go along with that shutdown defense, they might have a strung together some championships by now?

Yeah, Connecticut could use a player like that as well.

brookyone
06-28-2015, 06:44 AM
https://www.todaysslapshot.com/nwhl/nwhl-signings-coming-in-waves-whale-and-riveters-grow-rosters/

https://www.todaysslapshot.com/nwhl/3-surprises-from-the-2015-nwhl-draft/

Any ideas among the faithful?

https://www.todaysslapshot.com/nwhl/nwhl-launches-design-contest-for-team-sweaters/