Monthly Archives: November 2014

Are the Buffalo Sabres worse than an AHL team?

The Buffalo Sabres are not a good hockey team. This is not news to anyone. At 6-13-2 the Sabres sit last in the Atlantic Division by 6 points, and are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers for least

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Shot Location Data and Strategy II: Evaluating Individual Defensive Play

This is the second post in a (likely) 3 part series going through the data/methods/results which I presented at the Pittsburgh Hockey Analytics Workshop. Part I, which covers whether defencemen play worse on their off-hand, is available here. If you’re

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Shot Location Data and Strategy I: Off-Hand Defencemen

This is the first post in a (likely) 3 part series going through the data/methods/results which I presented at the Pittsburgh Hockey Analytics Workshop. If you’re interested in seeing the slides or hearing the presentation (or the other presentations, which

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Numbered Days: November 2nd

Numbered Days is a weekly feature looking back at the statistical week that was in the NHL. Raw data was extracted from War On Ice, Natural Stat Trick and Hockey Reference.   Sunday, October 26: The Winnipeg Jets put only 28 of their 82 shot

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