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 player-with-player Corsi percentages for the season to date — to be included, two players had to play at least 9 minutes of ice-time and play more than 5 games (except Brown). I’d thought I’d post this while I’m working to give you a sense of what goes into this process. This table will drive my mathematical programming to figure out who to play with who. Click on it to enlarge.
I’m also listening to my iTunes library while I work. This song just came on, and is helping to deaden the pain: