Monthly Archives: March 2013

10 Predictions for the 2013 Season: Revisited

10 Predictions for the 2013 Season: Revisited

On January 20th, right before puck-drop on the Oilers’ 2013 season, I wrote a posted that included 10 quick and totally unrelated predictions. I’ll go …

 

A Deeper Look at Krueger’s Questionable Coaching vs Detroit

A Deeper Look at Krueger’s Questionable Coaching vs Detroit

There has been some discussion in the Oilers community about Coach Kruger’s decisions during last Friday’s game vs Detroit in general and the third period …

 

Adjusting Corsi for Zone Starts and Quality Factors

Adjusting Corsi for Zone Starts and Quality Factors

One of the major flaws identified with Corsi as a metric is that it is very prone to influence from factors outside of the player’s …

 

Optimizing an NHL Roster: Edmonton Oilers Edition

Optimizing an NHL Roster: Edmonton Oilers Edition

One of the things that fascinates me about hockey is how some players seem to find chemistry together while others do not.  If you follow …

 

Season Player-with-Player Matrix

Season Player-with-Player Matrix

I’m working on an exercise to optimize the Oilers’ line and pair matchings to maximize Corsi for the team.  The first step was to compile …

 

The Statistical Relationship Between Hits, Shots, and Points

The Statistical Relationship Between Hits, Shots, and Points

With the recent acquisition of Mike Brown, the Oilers seem to be falling prey to the mantra that you need to outhit your opponents in …

 

Optimizing the NHL Divisional Alignment, Part II

Optimizing the NHL Divisional Alignment, Part II

A couple of days ago I wrote a post in which I used discrete mathematical programming to optimize the NHL’s divisional realignment with respect to …

 

Optimizing the NHL Divisional Alignment

Optimizing the NHL Divisional Alignment

I’m one of those people whose major area of study in university is basically completely unknown by the general public.  Whenever it comes up in …