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Measuring the Importance of Structure on the Power Play

This post originally appeared on Hockey Graphs. tl;dr We can measure a team’s power play structure using shot location data, creating a Power Play Structure Index that quantifies their ability to establish and shoot from a structured formation. A Team’s

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Does aggressive play on the penalty kill pay off?

This post originally appeared on Hockey Graphs. Late last week, Arik Parnass pointed out a particular peculiarity about the Ottawa Senators’ penalty killing so far this year. For those that missed segment today on 690, #Sens PK is super interesting.

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Predicting Which Players Will Succeed on the Powerplay

This post originally appeared on Hockey Graphs. Alexander Semin did not have a good season last year. After producing decent numbers in his first two seasons in Carolina, with 35 goals and 51 assists in 109 games, Semin struggled in

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Hockey Prospectus: Whose special teams are really special this year?

Today on Hockey Prospectus I’ve got an article up looking at how each team’s special teams units have performed against expectations this year. Take a look at it here.

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