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Sbisa, the Sens, and the Scramble: Evaluating Defensive Play Following a Shot Attempt

This post originally appeared on Hockey Graphs. Luca Sbisa may be one of the players who best epitomizes the divide between the old-school, eye test view on hockey and the statistics-focussed analysts offering their opinions from their mother’s basements on fan

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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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Posted in Defence, Team Strategy