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 …

 

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 …