Yearly Archives: 2014

2014 Playoff Predictions

Tomorrow night marks the start of the NHL playoffs and so to continue an annual tradition (once is a tradition, right?) I’ve put together the World Famous PuckPlusPlus Playoff Prediction Preview (hurray, alliteration). In the lockout shortened season, our model

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Introducing xGF20: A Context Neutral, Corsi-Based Goal Creation Metric

If you follow the hockey analytics world at all (and since you’re reading this, I’m assuming you do), you likely have a pretty good understanding of, and appreciation for, Corsi. Analysts like to use Corsi because it’s a better predictor

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Breaking Down Corsi: Looking Into Shot Blocks and Misses

The willingness to block shots is one that’s often touted by the media as being the difference between winning and losing. Players who put their bodies on the line are held in the highest regard and with good reason: Fenwick,

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