Perhaps the biggest news of the day is that Tyler Dellow (a.k.a. @mc79hockey) is leaving the blogging community for good. Bob McKenzie, as usual, had the scoop:
Summer (Year?) Of Hockey Analytics (#fancystats) continues: Tyler Dellow (aka @mc79hockey) leaving blogging world to work for an NHL club.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 5, 2014
Dellow's site (http://t.co/O9pBqDyov8) ceased to be operational/accessible overnight. Dellow's landing spot believed to be EDM. #fancystats— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 5, 2014
It goes without saying that Dellow's insight will be missed within the hockey blogging community, but he certainly deserves the gig, so a big congratulations to him.
Jim Nill's encouraging use of advanced stats
By the look of his improving team, he's using them well, too. From Josh Lile at Defending Big D.
Sabres announce coaching staff
Arturs Irbe now works for them. Ugh. From the Sabres' site.
But you already knew that. Jeffler reminds us.
Young, puck-moving D gettin' paid!
From Cam Charron at TLN.
Muneeb A takes a look at the defenceman's performance over at Japer's Rink.