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Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:16 am

...or Jesse.

The New Jersey Devils are looking for someone with the passion, intelligence and experience to lead its hockey analytics group. The position reports directly to the President and General Manager, Lou Lamoriello. Interested applicants should have a deep understanding of both hockey and advanced data-centric techniques to analyze games, players, and rosters. Experience on/around the ice is a plus while a deep passion for NHL hockey is required. Experience in statistics, data science, econometrics, computer science, or other data-driven fields is a must. The position will office in the Prudential Center in Newark.


http://hockeyjobs.nhl.com/teamwork/jobs ... supcat=218

I think mikey lives/is from near there. Direct report to Lou, too. Do work. :lol:
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Postby columbia on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:28 am

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Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:39 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:...or Jesse.

The New Jersey Devils are looking for someone with the passion, intelligence and experience to lead its hockey analytics group. The position reports directly to the President and General Manager, Lou Lamoriello. Interested applicants should have a deep understanding of both hockey and advanced data-centric techniques to analyze games, players, and rosters. Experience on/around the ice is a plus while a deep passion for NHL hockey is required. Experience in statistics, data science, econometrics, computer science, or other data-driven fields is a must. The position will office in the Prudential Center in Newark.


http://hockeyjobs.nhl.com/teamwork/jobs ... supcat=218

I think mikey lives/is from near there. Direct report to Lou, too. Do work. :lol:

Honest to god. Mikey would be the absolute perfect fit for that position. Someone PM him immediately.
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Postby pcm on Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:23 pm

Except that mikey is not all that big on analytics...
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Postby no name on Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Dear Lou.

Quit hockey.

No name.
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Postby Pavel Bure on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:08 pm

This would be a job for Draftnik so he can talk about GAA for... I can't name a player on the Devils sans Jagr
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Postby Jesse on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:17 pm

I did apply. I brought an onslaught of some fairly serious references, so we'll see what happens.
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Postby Bioshock on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:18 pm

Jesse wrote:I did apply. I brought an onslaught of some fairly serious references, so we'll see what happens.


Way to be Jesse.
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Postby Crankshaft on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:18 pm

Jesse wrote:I did apply. I brought an onslaught of some fairly serious references, so we'll see what happens.


Good luck!
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:23 pm

Good luck Jesse
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Postby columbia on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:26 pm

That's interesting that the position reports directly to Uncle Lou.
I assume they want a data analyst who likes hockey (and not the other way around).
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Postby lemieuxReturns on Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:43 pm

Jesse wrote:I did apply. I brought an onslaught of some fairly serious references, so we'll see what happens.


hopefully all of us here on the board were part of that onslaught of references. :wink:
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Postby mikey287 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:16 pm

Haha this is funny, thanks for the thread! I got a slew of text messages yesterday from former/current players that I've coached that said do it...most were Devils fans imploring me to help them...

I just started a new job, but not in the NHL...it can't hurt to throw my name in the ring, if I get a call, I'll call it a win...thanks for this!
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Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:21 pm

Good luck to all!

The only bad part is that we'll have one less sane poster here if one of them gets the job. :pop: :scared:
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Postby KG on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:42 am

I'll throw my hat in the ring for a $450K per annum and a 4 year guaranteed contract. Thank you....
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Postby itissteeltime on Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:45 am

Mikey and Jesse, I obviously don't know you guys as well as the other guys on this board. If you dont mind me asking, out of my own curiosity, what are your hockey backgrounds?
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Postby bhaw on Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:51 am

itissteeltime wrote:Mikey and Jesse, I obviously don't know you guys as well as the other guys on this board. If you dont mind me asking, out of my own curiosity, what are your hockey backgrounds?


mikey prefers to use Tim Thomas hoisting the Stanley Cup as his background. That's what you wanted to know, right?
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Postby Factorial on Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:24 pm

From the ad:

Experience in statistics, data science, econometrics, computer science, or other data-driven fields is a must.


Do you guys have experience with regression analysis and data modeling? Using software like SAS, etc? Hockey knowledge can help in modeling but I think Columbia is right, they're looking for someone who has high level data analysis skills more so than one who knows hockey.
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Postby mikey287 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:07 pm

You can learn how to use software. You can't learn hockey sense really. I don't disagree with your point, but statistics don't mean anything without context. I made that point as part of my cover letter. I won't get the job, of course, nor is it really for me to be perfectly honest because I don't embrace the whole advanced statistics thing...I think there's value, but it'll never replace the "old school" - but hey, whatever, it can't hurt to throw my hat in the ring...you miss 100% of the shots you don't take...
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Postby Factorial on Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:36 pm

Learning to use software like SAS is not like learning to use MS Word. You obviously know your hockey but econometrics, etc is something usually learned in grad school by those who have studied lots of high level math and this sort of position clearly requires that. They're looking for a Nate Silver type.
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Postby Beveridge on Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:12 pm

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Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:14 pm

Factorial wrote:Learning to use software like SAS is not like learning to use MS Word. You obviously know your hockey but econometrics, etc is something usually learned in grad school by those who have studied lots of high level math and this sort of position clearly requires that. They're looking for a Nate Silver type.

No reason to throw cold water on him. Mikey comes across as one of the more methodical logical capable posters on this board. He certainly has the subject matter interest, you can't teach that. He seems to have the intelligence to pick up the tech side.
Many managers are looking for exactly that combination, it can be refreshing not to have to hire someone where you need to train them by breaking bad habits that they've learned somewhere else.
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Postby Factorial on Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:45 pm

No reason to give him unrealistic expectations either. As someone whose taken 5 courses in Calculus you don't just pick up something like that on the job as the manager.
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Postby Factorial on Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:49 pm

Beveridge wrote:Image


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Postby columbia on Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:48 pm

This is who the Penguins use:
https://www.sportsanalyticsinstitute.co ... ipals.html

I'd assume that LL would hire someone similar. NYU has a great applied math program, so he doesn't have to look far.

I do think analytics are interesting, but it's never something I'd dive into as a fan. I deal with data and programming all day and would rather forget it and just enjoy the beauty of hockey as is.
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