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 …

 

Game Stats: Oilers/Stars, Round 1 Game 7, April 29, 1997

Game Stats: Oilers/Stars, Round 1 Game 7, April 29, 1997

Every franchise has a set of milestone games that stain the collective consciousness of every living fan, that demarcate where one planetary era ends and …

 

The Most Overrated Goalies in History

The Most Overrated Goalies in History

I don’t think it’s much coincidence that the NHL started recording save percentage as a statistic right around the time I was beginning to form …

 

Can Players Sustain On-Ice Shooting Percentages?

Can Players Sustain On-Ice Shooting Percentages?

Firstly, I apologize for the long lay-off on the blog — after I won the Hackathon I was caught up in the whirlwind that followed, …

 

Game Stats: Oilers/Islanders, Game 5 Stanley Cup Finals, May 19 1984

Game Stats: Oilers/Islanders, Game 5 Stanley Cup Finals, May 19 1984

For the next stop on my Oilers Nostalgia Tour, I watched the clinching Game 5 of the 1984 Stanley Cup Final between the rising Oilers …

 

Relative Strength of Cup-Winning Teams Since 1968

Relative Strength of Cup-Winning Teams Since 1968

I recently started a new series of posts tabulating Corsi data for notable games in Oilers history, beginning with their 1987 Game 7 Stanley Cup …

 

Game Stats: Oilers/Flyers, Game 7 Stanley Cup Finals, May 31 1987

Game Stats: Oilers/Flyers, Game 7 Stanley Cup Finals, May 31 1987

With the Oilers 2012-2013 season left on the scrap-heap of history, I’ll get to undertake a series I’ve long planned to do, which is to …