I always loved the Kinks. My brother loved the Beatles but they were already doing weird stuff like bed-ins by the time I became aware of them. Everybody thought the Stones were cool, the Who too, but the Kinks were both an acquired taste and mainstream enough to be actually famous. Lots of their songs are brilliant, this has always been a favorite.
I’ve run across an interesting problem in evaluating some of the AHL players this season. It’s likely been a problem before, but this year the organizations change in philosophy (as outlined by Terry Jones in this article) means the AHL equivalencies are going to be skewed heavily. The Oilers aren’t playing their new pro’s as much as they might have in the past and that will impact the NHLE numbers posted at the end of the season.
The Rob Schremp’s of the early 00′s would have received significant minutes each night. Jones articles tells us Tyler Pitlick and Curtis Hamilton “both started with eight to 10 minutes a game and have been healthy scratches for games. Now they’re up to 10 or 12.”
How does one compensate for it without time on ice totals. There are some big brains at work on the subject and the 67-68 estimates are a fun read. Anyway, I’d like to ask the question: is there a reasonable way to estimate AHL ice time in an effort to measure offensive success? Further, does the method rolled out by Mr. Fyffe hold water?
Thanks in advance.