Monthly Archives: October 2013

Combining Shot Differentials with Shot Distances

Combining Shot Differentials with Shot Distances

Recently I wrote a piece on the relationship between shot distance and scoring.  The main takeaway from that article is seen in the following chart: There’s …

 

Shooting Percentage by Shot Distance

Shooting Percentage by Shot Distance

Recently I’ve been exploring the concepts of shot distance, how they relate to shot quality, and what that can tell us about teams and players. In …

 

Season-to-Date Shot Distances per Oiler

Season-to-Date Shot Distances per Oiler

One thing I’m playing around with recently is shot distances, one of the items captured in a game’s play by play stats but pretty rarely …

 

Are the 2013-14 Oilers Better than the 2012-13 Oilers?

Are the 2013-14 Oilers Better than the 2012-13 Oilers?

Only four games into the season, we’re already asking ourselves whether the current Oilers team is better than the trainwreck that preceded it in 2012-13. …

 

How To Tell If Early Season Corsi Means Anything

How To Tell If Early Season Corsi Means Anything

One of the persistent issues in advanced hockey analytics concerns the treatment of data that is only available in small sample sizes. It’s pretty …

 

10 Random Predictions for 2013-14

10 Random Predictions for 2013-14

Last season I wrote a post setting out 10 random predictions for the upcoming season.  I didn’t do too badly: Devan Dubnyk will post a 0.920 …