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Zdeno Chara and Jaromir Jagr defying age in a young man’s NHL

It used to be that the veteran players were the leaders on any given NHL team, however times are changing. Many NHL players see their peak performance before the age of 27 these days. By the time a player gets to age 37, he is a good 10 years past his prime. In fact the NHL […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 3/25

These rankings shows which teams are trending up and down based on the past week’s play. What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage, scoring chances for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings can be found here. Keep in […]

Which individual talents lead to goals being scored in the NHL?

There is a great deal of evidence showing that shot metrics, specifically unblocked shot attempts and all shot attempts, are predictive at a team and individual player level in regards to future goals scored. This is a great metric to analyze a team overall, but what do these statistics really tell us about the individual […]

Throwing Corsi out of player evaluations

For a long time now many have referred to Corsi and Fenwick numbers in conjunction with zone starts to determine the relative value of a player. In a recent article on HockeyAnalysis.com David Johnson has illustrated that zone starts are very much a function of a player’s role. That role also greatly affects Corsi and […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 3/16

These rankings shows which teams are trending up and down based on the past week’s play. What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage, scoring chances for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings can be found here. Keep […]

Discussing what creates possession in the NHL

In the realm of hockey statistics CORSI (shot attempts) has become akin to an old coat that is comfortable but beginning to wear down to the point of replacement. This method of measuring possession has been around for quite some time and is becoming somewhat dated. It is great that we have a way to […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 3/9

We have made a change to these rankings starting this week. Moving forward instead of basing the rankings on the entire season we will base them solely on the last week. This will show which teams are trending up and down based on the past weeks’ play. What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 3/2

We have made a change to these rankings starting this week. Moving forward instead of basing the rankings on the entire season we will base them solely on the last week. This will show which teams are trending up and down based on the past weeks’ play. What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for […]

Which player has driven the most Scoring Chances since 2007-08?

As people who follow the game of hockey, we all have personal bias’ as to who are the best offensive players in the National Hockey League. The same names always seem to come up: Ovechkin, Kane, Crosby, Perry and the list goes on. What happens when we take our personal bias out of the equation […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 2/24

What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage, scoring chances for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings can be found here. Keep in mind that based on the 2013-14 NHL season, 13 out of 16 playoff teams ranked […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 2/17

What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage, scoring chances for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings can be found here. Keep in mind that based on the 2013-14 NHL season, 13 out of 16 playoff teams ranked […]

Evaluating the Jets-Sabres trade based on Scoring Chance Contribution

There has been a great many writers that have analyzed the Evander Kane trade from the Winnipeg Jets to the Buffalo Sabres. Many believe that the Sabres received the best player in the deal, Evander Kane, and therefore won the trade. However things are not quite so simple once you start to look into things […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 2/9

What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage, scoring chances for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings can be found here. Keep in mind that based on the 2013-14 NHL season, 13 out of 16 playoff teams ranked […]

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