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Rob Mixer

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Columbus (via Columbus)

Member since 03 March 2017

In a way, I grew up with the Blue Jackets. Their mere existence got me started playing hockey as a young Columbus kid, and I was fortunate to spend four years working for them. I love Twitter and hate Facebook. Please tweet me with your takes.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. It may never be beaten.
  • HOCKEY PLAYER: Marian Hossa
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew SC (please add the SC)

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Yes and yes. Most teams break down scoring chances into several categories and the Blue Jackets are no different; they'll never reveal the exact metrics used to make the evaluations, but it's safe to assume that what you see on the internet is not lost on NHL teams. Tortorella is a big proponent of looking at scoring chance differential.

Comment 22 Apr 2017

Good points here, all. I think if you asked the management staff, they would tell you this team is probably a little bit ahead of schedule. They got "plus" contributions this year from Foligno, Wennberg, Atkinson, Bobrovsky, Werenski...guys who either were off the radar coming into the season or were bounce-back candidates after last year. Love the chart at the top, too. Shows they've got a lot of growing left to do but now have a good bit of experience that you don't get from watching the playoffs at home.