The NHL Advanced Stats Cheat Sheet

Nation World HQ
September 01 2014 12:00PM

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This guide is an overview for the media and newcomers to the NHL's advanced (or "fancy") stats. It includes definitions of the key advanced stats concepts, plus an FAQ to clarify some of the typical inquiries about these measures. It is not to meant to be completely comprehensive; only a useful introduction to possession-based analysis.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
August 29 2014 08:05AM

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NHL reportedly looking at expansion, the changing world of sports journalism, Flames expectations, comparing Justin Schultz to PK Subban and more in this weeks Roundup

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The Log Off Podcast, Ep.8: with Corey Sznajder

Dimitri Filipovic
August 28 2014 10:53AM

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With the tracking project he has had his face buried in for months now finally starting to get the widespread attention that it deserves, we had Corey Sznajder join the show this week. We discussed which players - like Valtteri Filppula for example, who's pictured above - have particularly caught his eye in the games he has tracked thus far. 

We also looked into whether their strong zone entry data is something that those holding out hope that the Colorado Avalanche won't fold like a deck of cards this coming season can find solace in, and whether the unseemly zone exit numbers for the Canucks will be righted now that John Tortorella and his system are out of the picture.

There's also a Severin Blindenbacher reference somewhere in there, too.

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2014 - 2015 TEAM PREVIEW: CALGARY FLAMES

Nation World HQ
August 27 2014 12:43PM

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Since losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in game seven of the 2003-04 Stanley Cup Finals, the Calgary Flames have not made it out of the first round and they have not qualified for the playoffs in the last five seasons.

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NHL Expanding by four teams?!? Maybe, apparently.

Steve Dangle
August 27 2014 08:17AM

I knew something was up when we recorded a new podcast last night and there was no major NHL news to report. Usually when that happens something goes kablooey the second we upload it. Low and behold, apparently the NHL is close to expanding by four teams, including another one in Toronto, by 2017.

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