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Paralyzer008 08-05-2014 09:41 AM

Oilers hire Tyler Dellow
 
www.twitter.com/mc79hockey

Per Bob McKenzie. "Dellow's site (mc79hockey.com) ceased to be operational/accessible overnight. Dellow's landing spot believed to be EDM. #fancystats"

Hockey analytics guru.

doulos 08-05-2014 09:45 AM

Odd that they would bring down his website as well. What's the point of that?

ChaoticOrange 08-05-2014 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paralyzer008 (Post 88659921)
www.twitter.com/mc79hockey

Per Bob McKenzie. "Dellow's site (mc79hockey.com) ceased to be operational/accessible overnight. Dellow's landing spot believed to be EDM. #fancystats"

Hockey analytics guru.

Smart hire. He did some great work lately on, among other things, power play zone entries. Interesting.

Paralyzer008 08-05-2014 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by doulos (Post 88659991)
Odd that they would bring down his website as well. What's the point of that?

He had Oiler strategies, thoughts, etc. on that website.

All of that is going to MacT now, no need for other teams to see it.

J4M13M 08-05-2014 09:49 AM

Huge move forward if true. The guy comes across as a bit of a ****** on Twitter, but he's great with numbers, and has a keen eye for the game. I firmly believe that when making decisions, more information is always better than less information.

CornKicker 08-05-2014 09:49 AM

basically the oilers bought his past work and will pay him exclusively for his future work.

doulos 08-05-2014 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paralyzer008 (Post 88660035)
He had Oiler strategies, thoughts, etc. on that website.

All of that is going to MacT now, no need for other teams to see it.

I guess. Wouldn't it all still be accessible via the Way Back Machine anyways?

Tad Mikowsky 08-05-2014 09:51 AM

I can't stand he guy. He's a complete *******.

That said, while he's an egotistical jerk, he does great work. It's mixed feelings on my end.

Paralyzer008 08-05-2014 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by doulos (Post 88660091)
I guess. Wouldn't it all still be accessible via the Way Back Machine anyways?

Somewhat, his main archives don't exist at the moment but you'd probably find things, he also tweets lots of information too that would be out there.

Anyways, although he can come off as a turd sometimes, this is a fantastic move by the Oilers.

Dorian2 08-05-2014 09:53 AM

Gee. The Oilers are thinking out of the box and folks are actually embracing it.

Go figure.

Valic 08-05-2014 09:57 AM

Super stoked. Tyler may rub some people the wrong way but damn if he isn't great at what he does. This is huge. Couldn't be happier.

I am sad that I won't be able to read his stuff. Some of the discussions I've had or read have been fantastic.

Moose Coleman 08-05-2014 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Dorian2 (Post 88660139)
Gee. The Oilers are thinking out of the box and folks are actually embracing it.

Go figure.

I dunno if it's that out of the box. New Jersey hired Sunny Mehta, Toronto brought in Kyle Dubas, Jim Nill in Dallas has talked up analytics a ton. That's the way the wind is blowing across the league.

Hemsky is a gangsta 08-05-2014 09:57 AM

I've pretty much been waiting for this since 2006.

Tad Mikowsky 08-05-2014 09:57 AM

Hey look all you negative guys; a move I don't like. How do I commence the ******jerk? Do I say MacT Lowe Eakins should be fired?

Stephen Goalbert 08-05-2014 09:59 AM

Fantastic hire by you guys. Big fan of his.

Tad Mikowsky 08-05-2014 10:00 AM

The guy who accuses the media of being yes men just got hired by the organization. Great point by Brownlee

Tad Mikowsky 08-05-2014 10:02 AM

Also the same guy who wanted Hall to start in junior for.....salary reasons.

Jimmi Jenkins 08-05-2014 10:04 AM

Interesting, it will probably help. Does this mean him, and his ilk, won't just be utterly dismissive "jerk" above everything and everyone in hockey now?

Moose Coleman 08-05-2014 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Tad Mikowsky (Post 88660319)
The guy who accuses the media of being yes men just got hired by the organization. Great point by Brownlee

All that shows is Brownlee, a professional writer, understands irony about as much as Alanis Morissette.

Paralyzer008 08-05-2014 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tad Mikowsky (Post 88660319)
The guy who accuses the media of being yes men just got hired by the organization. Great point by Brownlee

Wait, Brownlee has credibility? He wanted to trade Yakupov for Clarkson. Also there's a decent point to be made there.

CantHaveTkachev 08-05-2014 10:09 AM

I've been reading his stuff since 2005....great hire and it shows they're thinking outside the box

now the Flames have to hire former BOA blogger Matt Fenwick

tempest2i 08-05-2014 10:12 AM

Rightieo, well I suppose that means we'll even less of him posting from his old HF account now.

I rather enjoy how most of the dismissive opinions are based around his attitude, rather than his work.

J4M13M 08-05-2014 10:13 AM

Also, for what it's worth, Dellow broke the story about Colin Campbell's inappropriate emails to officials a while back in situations involving his son. Not a bad bit of investigative journalism.

Now watch it be a huge heel turn, and he was actually hired by Toronto!

GMofOilers 08-05-2014 10:14 AM

He knows his stats, but really has been wrong just as much as been right.

Wonder what kinda capacity these guys will have with teams. Its not as much as many here are thinking.

Tad Mikowsky 08-05-2014 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by tempest2i (Post 88660587)
Rightieo, well I suppose that means we'll even less of him posting from his old HF account now.

I rather enjoy how most of the dismissive opinions are based around his attitude, rather than his work.

Oh make no mistake; he's great at what he does. I just can't wait for him to call MacT an idiot just like he does on twitter when someone disagrees with him.

I hope his twitter gets shut down.


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