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A New Way To Measure Deployment – Expected Faceoff Goal Differential

This¬†article¬†originally appeared on Hockey Graphs. Zone starts are not that great of a metric. Although certain players do tend to be put out almost exclusively for offensive or defensive purposes, the reality is that for most players’ zone starts have

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Calculating Replacement Level for Faceoff Win Percentage

The idea of the replacement level player is one of the most important concepts in sports analytics. While not strictly necessary to do any basic player comparisons, the value of the replacement level lies in providing a baseline below which

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