Polak Is Going To Wreck Everything

Jon Steitzer
October 23 2017 11:04AM


I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was break me
Yeah, you wreck me
– Miley Cyrus
– Roman Polak

Emotions and front offices have been high over the past twenty four hours. Few things are more difficult to come to terms with than the fact that the Leafs, who have watched a lot of Roman Polak over the past three years, thought it was a good idea to sign him in his broken state, to play hockey. For them. The Toronto Maple Leafs.

Anyway, it’s time for a rational discussion of this signing, so I’ve put together a handy guide to work through all our Roman Polak feelings…

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Quantifying Compete Level: The Fanciest of Stats

Jon Steitzer
September 19 2014 11:36AM

There has been a lot of talk lately about how the Leafs have used stats in the past few years, and that they’ve got internal ways of measuring players success. I found this interesting, because any stat they are using would seemingly defy any logical means to assess a player’s success. The other thing that can’t be ignored is the fact that the Leafs management carryovers (Nonis and Carlyle) seemingly have a love affair with the term compete level. Compete level until now has had no definition, but I felt it is time to give it one, and the proper statistic support to back it up.

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