May 04 2012 01:49PM
In previous entries in this series, we've discussed how GM's and coaches can fall victim to certain fallacies that result in bad decision paths. In part one, we looked at mistaking correlation for causation in small sample sizes and fabricating narratives to explain randomness. In part two, the topic was overly weighting the effect of vague, unquantifiable factors in players and teams.
I want to expand on that latter point this time around to cover how player categorization plus qualitative scouting reports can lead folks sometimes to value style over content.
May 04 2012 08:51AM
I'm not a huge Sarich fan. I think he's capable enough when he focuses on the small things, but he's slow, not very agile, and provides little to no offense. That said, the Flames should absolutely look into re-signing the blueliner.
May 03 2012 09:17AM
The New Jersey Devils are in a situation that no team likes to find itself in. Zach Parise’s contract expires this summer, and not only does he look likely to test the market but he also seems a safe bet as the NHL’s most sought-after forward.
May 03 2012 09:01AM
Yesterday the Calgary Flames signed Czech center Roman Cervenka to a 1-year contract with a salary cap hit of $3.775M (incl bonuses). It was a move nobody saw since Calgary is not known for a strong scouting presence in the KHL, and at this point in the Flame's offseason the only rumors had been regarding the coaching position.
May 02 2012 01:27PM
Very surprising news announced by the Flames today. The team has signed KHL stand-out Roman Cervenka to a one-year, $3.77M deal. The 27-year old center was never drafted to the NHL, but has managed 20+ goals in each of his last two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.