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Game Theory and Defending Against a 2-on-1

Last night, Jake Gardiner made a bad decision. Faced with a 2-on-1 in a tie game midway through the 2nd period, Gardiner made what seemed like the smart choice – he played the pass, leaving Curtis McElhinney to deal with

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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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