Reference library: Player usage

Eric T.
November 01 2012 08:08AM

This article is part of the NHL Numbers reference library, which seeks to collect articles from around the web that have contributed to our understanding of the game.

This page is devoted to articles that touch on player usage. This will include zone start adjustments, quality of competition metrics, teammate analysis, and other factors that might impact a player's results.

We need your help to keep the library complete and up to date -- contact me on Twitter (@BSH_EricT) or via email (bsh.erict -at- gmail) with suggestions of articles you think we should consider adding.

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Title - Teammates
Author Date Site Description
Introduction: shift analysis JavaGeek 7/28/2006 Hockey Numbers Introducing WOWY analysis
Derriere le filet Gabriel Desjardins 8/6/2009 Hockey Prospectus WOWY analysis
Do playmakers drive teammates' shooting percentage? Eric T. 12/9/2011 Broad Street Hockey The very best playmakers improve shooting percentage a little
Can a player influence his teammates' shooting percentage? Hawerchuk 12/9/2011 Arctic Ice Hockey Setting upper bound at WOWY sh% impact at Lemieux's 7-8%
Quantifying players' impact on teammate shooting percentage Eric T. 7/17/2012 NHL Numbers WOWY analysis for shooting percentages
Relative importance of a players impact on teammate shooting percentage David Johnson 9/3/2012 Hockey Analysis Calculating how many extra goals were generated by teammate influence on sh%

 

Title - Competition
Author Date Site Description
Desjardins' quality of competition numbers Tyler Dellow 4/16/2007 mc79hockey Suggesting places where Qualcomp calculation could be improved
Lies and the coaches who tell them Matt Fenwick 9/16/2008 Battle of Alberta How coaches get line matchups
The most interesting thing I've written in some time Jonathan Willis 12/30/2008 Copper & Blue Estimating AHL Qualcomp by looking at PPG of opposing forwards
The Best Derek Zona 4/8/2009 Copper & Blue Strength and cap hit of players who have highest QualComp
Quality of competition and image resolution Jonathan Willis 7/14/2009 Copper & Blue Why AHL Qualcomp is merely an estimate
Slight statistical improvement: Corsi qualcomp Hawerchuk 1/15/2010 Arctic Ice Hockey Calculating qualcomp based on opponent shot differential
Does QualComp matter? Dirk Hoag 7/7/2011 Arctic Ice Hockey Multivariable regression on impact of zone starts and qualcomp
Yeah, but: Qualcomp JaredL 7/15/2011 Driving Play Impact of Qualcomp on head to head matchup
Further to: Does QualComp matter? Hawerchuk 7/27/2011 Arctic Ice Hockey A response surface for impact of OZ% and Corsi Rel QoC
Young forwards and tough defensive minutes Eric T. 10/7/2011 Broad Street Hockey Tendency of young forwards to get offensive deployment
Importance of quality of competition/teammates David Johnson 1/25/2012 Hockey Analysis Differences in competition by opposing GA or FenAg rates are small
Impact of last change on quality of competition Hawerchuk 3/12/2012 Arctic Ice Hockey Home/road splits for qualcomp
The importance of quality of competition Eric T. 7/23/2012 NHL Numbers Corsi QoC has big effect on each shift, but differences between players are small
A competition metric based on ice time Eric T. 8/16/2012 NHL Numbers Top lines face stronger comp (especially D) than shot metrics suggest

 

Title - Zone starts
Author Date Site Description
Fenwick'd Vic Ferrari 12/15/2007 Irreverent Oiler Fans Calculating zone start adjusted Fenwick
Faceoffs, defencemen and Corsi Tyler Dellow 7/28/2009 mc79hockey Relationship between Corsi and zone starts
Your contest winner & more on context Derek Zona 7/31/2009 Copper & Blue Importance of context in evaluating shot differential
The dangers of defensive zone faceoffs Gabriel Desjardins 8/7/2009 Hockey Prospectus Impact of faceoff win on shot totals
Corsi corrected for starting shift location JLikens 8/9/2009 Objective NHL Calculating zone start adjusted Corsi
Measuring defensive assignments on the PK Hawerchuk 1/17/2011 Arctic Ice Hockey Using total DZ faceoffs to indicate toughest PK assignments
Balanced Corsi: Who is best at their role? Eric T. 3/22/2011 Broad Street Hockey Comparing player's shot differential to others with similar zone starts
Does QualComp matter? Dirk Hoag 7/7/2011 Arctic Ice Hockey Multivariable regression on impact of zone starts and qualcomp
Further to: Does QualComp matter? Hawerchuk 7/27/2011 Arctic Ice Hockey A response surface for impact of OZ% and Corsi Rel QoC
On zone starts JaredL 9/8/2011 Driving Play Shot differential between faceoff and first player changing
Young forwards and tough defensive minutes Eric T. 10/7/2011 Broad Street Hockey Tendency of young forwards to get offensive deployment
Adjusting for zone starts: Zone start adjusted Corsi JaredL 10/14/2011 Driving Play Adjusted Corsi by correcting for shift timing
Expected shots-for and shots-against at different zone starts Bettman's Nightmare 11/15/2011 Arctic Ice Hockey Observed shot rates for players given certain zone starts
Adjusting for zone starts David Johnson 1/23/2012 Hockey Analysis Dropping the 10 seconds after a faceoff removes the faceoff influence
Zone start effects on stats David Johnson 2/1/2012 Hockey Analysis Which skater stats are skewed by extreme zone starts
Zone start effects on goalie save percentage David Johnson 4/26/2012 Hockey Analysis Impact of faceoffs on goalie save percentage
The effect of zone starts on offensive production Rob Pettapiece 5/22/2012 NHL Numbers Estimating impact of OZ faceoffs on points by comparing similar players

 

Title - Other usage
Author Date Site Description
Score%: Additional context to contemplate SnarkSD 3/11/2012 Fear the Fin Some players are used more with lead, could lower Corsi

Yup, just the one entry there. I'm leaving this as a table on the optimistic assumption that we'll be more creative going forwards.

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Eric T. writes for NHL Numbers and Broad Street Hockey. His work generally focuses on analytical investigations and covers all phases of the game. You can find him on Twitter as @BSH_EricT.
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#1 Kent Wilson
November 01 2012, 09:54AM
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I had forgotten there was so many articles on this. Nice work Eric.

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#2 Ben Wendorf
November 01 2012, 12:15PM
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This is great; I've been waiting for this day so I could get rid of about 100 bookmarks.

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#3 draglikepull
November 03 2012, 11:16AM
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The new layout for the page is a big improvement over the original one. Really appreciate the work you're putting into this, Eric.

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