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Quality of Puck Possession: Anaheim Ducks

There has long been the argument of “so you had the puck, but did you do anything with it?” against using shot attempts (otherwise known as Corsi) as a proxy for puck possession. The question of shot attempt quality has largely been vacant from shot attempts analysis. However thanks to the efforts of Sam Ventura […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 1/19

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

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 1/13

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

Scoring chance data shows Phil Kessel needs new wingmen

With the firing of Head Coach Randy Carlyle, the Toronto Maple Leafs have set the hockey media abuzz with retrospectives in regards to why the move was made. Some have been quick to blame Phil Kessel. There are also no shortages of “I told you so” type analytics articles popping up by the minute. Instead […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 01/06

Here are the first NHL Analytics Power Rankings for 2015! What goes into this ranking? Shot attempts for percentage, offensive/defensive zone starts, goals for percentage and puck luck are the elements of this analytic power ranking. Last week’s NHL Analytics Power Rankings on Puck Drunk Love can be found here. Keep in mind that based on […]

NHL Analytics Rankings: 2014 year in review

The first NHL Analytic Power Rankings were posted on Puck Drunk Love November 18, 2014. The correlation between being in the top 16 of the analytics rankings and making the post season was strong in 2013-14. Here is a look back at the rankings so far from 2014. Change since the end of the 2013-14 regular […]

Which NHL teams are the most likely to have prolonged hot and cold streaks?

In our weekly NHL Analytics Power Rankings at Puck Drunk Love, we see which teams are the best based on puck possession, zone time, goal differential and luck. However some teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and Anaheim Ducks defy these rankings and despite poor analytics they continue to win games. How are they able […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 12/29

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

Which NHL players are due for a change in luck?

Will a player continue his current production level or will he fall off at some point? There’s a number that can help with this assessment and it is generally thought of as one of the most reliable analytic numbers current available. A  statistic that is commonly referred to by those indicating luck is PDO. PDO […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 12/22

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

What’s behind the resurgence of Rick Nash?

Currently Rick Nash, a member of the New York Rangers, is on pace to score 52 goals this year along with 38 assists for 90 points. Both the on pace goals and points would eclipse career highs of 41 goals and 79 points. This is a stark contrast to last season when he finished with […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 12/15

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

Minnesota runs Wild at home but stumbles on the road

The Minnesota Wild this season are a tale of two teams thus far. At home they appear to be among the NHL’s elite with a 9-3-1 record, while on the road they fall below the break even mark at 6-8-0. How does a team play so different at home than they do on the road […]

NHL Analytics Power Rankings: 12/8

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

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