Monthly Archives: September 2013

Yes, the Preseason Matters

Yes, the Preseason Matters

Every preseason we hear the same refrain from talking heads and fans alike: “the preseason doesn’t matter”.  With the Oilers holding down a fairly sexy …

 

The Evolution of Goon Culture in the NHL

The Evolution of Goon Culture in the NHL

With the recent ungentlemanly behaviour on display in the NHL preseason, many people are putting their two cents into the debate on “goon” culture.  People …

 

Ranking All NHL Forwards by Line with Adjusted Corsi

Ranking All NHL Forwards by Line with Adjusted Corsi

Before the season starts, I wanted to refresh the Adjusted Corsi statistic I’d developed last season using the full season of 2012-2013 data and introducing …

 

An Exploration Into How Possessions Begin & Die

An Exploration Into How Possessions Begin & Die

I think we can all agree that advanced hockey analytics are reaching a place where they’re gaining wider acceptance.  When things like Corsi are being …

 

The Randomness of On-Ice Save Percentages

The Randomness of On-Ice Save Percentages

Hockey really is a chaotic thing.  When you watch a game, things oftentimes happen fast enough to obscure what is really going on.  The reason …

 

Who Drives On-Ice Shooting Percentages: Forwards or Defencemen?

Who Drives On-Ice Shooting Percentages: Forwards or Defencemen?

In a piece earlier this summer, I wrote about whether players can sustain on-ice shooting percentages from year to year.  Follow that link to get …