No no no LDS I thought you were a man of science, look at the data! In 06-07 we had elaborate GDT's for every single game, and BAM President's trophy. Since then we have had minimalist GDT's more often than not and the result is missed playoffs two years in a row. I think the implications are clear.
You're not adjusting for confounders. Notably, the loss of Drury/Briere, that was able to mask this effect.
As for the GDT schedule, I probably wouldn't follow it honestly, because I'm often quite busy, and wheter or not I'd have the time available to make a GDT varies.
I'm quite fine with first come, first serve, like it have been since.
As I mentioned earlier, I have a personal belief that if anyone who go ahead and create a GDT thread, it'd be their responsibility to put some effort to include game night informations, or just at least the game start time and lineups.
Though I DO understand that a lot of us are quite superstitious and relate the GDT to the Sabre's performance. I'm fine with that, but all I want to ask is to just include the game start time, etc.