The Buffalo Sabres are a horrible hockey team. It’s not like anyone expected them to be good. Trading valuable players over the last year (see Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek) for future assets and a lack of pursuit of top free agents shows the Sabres’ organizational embrace of a full rebuild. The team is developing a … More Time to Tank: The Historically Bad Buffalo Sabres
With the NHL preseason a few weeks away, I must admit that I have never been much of a hockey fan. Basketball, baseball, football, and soccer are all sports I follow intensely, but hockey never really piqued my interest. That all changed over the course of a few months earlier this year.
Picture a quick game theory scenario. You are to play a game, but before you play the game, you have the choice of two scenarios with different utility outcomes based on the results of the game. In the first scenario, you will receive two utility points if you win and zero utility points if you … More The Bettman Point and the Prisoner’s Dilemma