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August 29, 2011

Calculating Offensive Point Shares: The Puck Stops Here dissects H-R’s Point Shares formula for evaluating offensive performances.

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August 26, 2011

Point Shares – A Sabermetric Goal: The Puck Stops Here gives a broad overview/criticism of H-R’s Point Shares system.

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July 25, 2011

The theory behind advanced hockey analysis: Some advanced hockey stat theory/basics from Kent Wilson and theScore’s Houses of the Hockey.

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July 12, 2011

How David Johnson Evaluates Players (and Why): Hockey Analysis’ David Johnson — who comes down on the “goals” side of the Corsi-vs-goal-differential philosophical battle — offers a crash course in how he evaluates players.

June 8, 2011

Hockey Math Works, Part II: Derek Zona of the Copper & Blue tells a story about a prediction contest between a stathead and an anti-stats writer… Can you guess who won?

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May 27, 2011

Does Hockey Math Work?: Derek Zona revisits preseason projections at The Copper & Blue.

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May 17, 2011

Clear Victory Standings: Scott Reynolds of The Copper & Blue lists the best teams in games decided by 2 or more goals.

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May 16, 2011

Hockey Numbers – Western Final: Chris Boersma’s stat preview of the Western Conference Final.

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May 10, 2011

Roger Neilson and the history and importance of advanced stats in the NHL: David Staples of The Edmonton Journal recounts the history of “secret” metrics in the NHL, including Roger Neilson’s scoring chance +/- stat.

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How Good Is That Goalie?: A piece by Chris Gorski of US News on the difficulty of evaluating goaltenders.

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May 6, 2011

The Impact of Rest in the Playoffs: BtN on how much benefit each # of days off provides when heading into a new series.

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May 2, 2011

GVT Updated: Hockey Prospectus’ Tom Awad has updated his GVT Google Docs to include a 2010-11 file and an all-time GVT file with data through 2011.

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April 28, 2011

BtN Cards: New player cards from Behind the Net.ca.

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April 27, 2011

Hockey Numbers’ Round 2 Previews: Chris Boersma’s stat previews for Detroit vs. San Jose and Vancouver vs. Nashville

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April 21, 2011

Crowdsourcing Passing- Initial Results

At BtN, the initial results of Geoff Bok’s crowd-sourced pass-charting project. Link

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April 20, 2011

Anybody know where the Faceoff Dot is?

Behind The Net’s Gabriel Desjardins has a fascinating graph of where official scorers reported faceoff locations in the past decade. Link

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April 18, 2011

Time Spent in Empty Net Game States

BtN’s Gabriel Desjardins breaks down what % of empty-net time is spent in each strength situation. Link

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April 14, 2011

Playoff Odds

NHL Playoff odds from HPro (Link) and Objective NHL (Link).

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April 13, 2011

How long is a typical NHL career?

BtN’s SnarkSD studies player career survival rates after a given number of games played. Link

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April 11, 2011

Hockey Numbers Playoff summaries

Stat-based NHL playoff previews from Hockey Numbers. Link

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April 8, 2011

Power Play research

JLikens of Objective NHL looks at how much of the observed difference in team PP ability is due to randomness. Link

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The Year of the Two-Way Player

According to Hockey Prospectus’ Tom Awad, this year’s MVP race requires more than just a cursory look at points and team wins. Link

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