I should be saying “it is with mixed emotions” because I’m going to miss his blog so much, but the truth is I’m thrilled Tyler Dellow has found employment in the hockey world. He’s damn good at it, it’s his passion, and anyone who has given up so many hours in the pursuit of knowledge in such a specialized area should be acknowledged. I wondered if an NHL team would grab him before the media got him, and as it turned out that’s what happened. Tyler Dellow wasn’t given this opportunity, he earned it by asking questions and finding answers. The mind boggles at what he can discover when the NHL’s full analytics menu is available to him.
The rumored team? Oilers. Music! I honestly think that’s the secondary story here, the real item, the lead, is Dellow getting an opportunity to make a difference. Blogs like mine are going to have thousands of posts that read “Dellow is all over it here” and then the click through will be a blank page. Frack! Well, I think I speak for everyone in saying my knowledge of the game increased a great deal because of him, and for that I’m forever grateful to him.
I’m so damned happy for you Dellow I could pee. Now. A few things are going to change. You’re not going to be able to answer my dm questions, which screws me up something awful. I AM going to be screaming “DAMMIT DELLOW” every time Taylor Hall dumps the puck in and chases it and even though it’s not going to be your fault it’ll happen all the same.
Ah, man. What a beautiful day. Congratulations to one of us, the best of us, well done and overdue.
Now, about that hockey team…..