Analyzing Toronto's Game Score from December

Dom Luszczyszyn
January 03 2017 08:09AM

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After every month of hockey, it's good practice to take a look back and assess what happens. That's my goal here with these posts analyzing the Leafs Game Score for each player for every month. You can find October's here and November's here.

For those unfamiliar with Game Score, it's a single number stat meant to measure single game productivity and player value that I developed over the summer. It basically combines the most important box-score stats and weights them by their relevance to goals. It's not perfect and there's much that is unaccounted for, but it does pretty well for something that is relatively simple to compute and comprehend.

The sample is still incredibly small, but I figure taking a look at the team on a monthly basis could provide some insight into how the team is doing. So without further ado, here's how the Leafs December looked through the eyes of Game Score and some thoughts on it.

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Chiarelli deserves credit: Oilers are more than McDavid

Jason Gregor
January 03 2017 07:00AM

The Oilers enter 2017 sitting in 3nd place in the Pacific Division, 5th in the Western Conference and tied for 10th in the NHL. They are finally making progress where it matters most, on the ice, and Oilersnation can once again realistically discuss the NHL playoffs.

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CGD: Canada Faces Czech in Quarterfinal Matchup

Jacob Stoller
January 02 2017 03:35PM

After losing to the Americans on New Year's Eve, Canada will be facing off against the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.

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Calgary's individual Corsi differentials are a mixed bag

Ryan Pike
January 02 2017 02:00PM

If you've been reading this site for very long, you've probably figured out that we value shot metrics like Corsi in evaluating players. That's because goals are rare in hockey and to determine how much a player actually drives play – and helps their team win – we have to rely on more common events like shots, missed shots and blocked shots (otherwise known as Corsi events).

One simple way of looking at a player's performance is through their Corsi differential: subtracting their on-ice Corsi events against from their Corsi events for at five-on-five. We've collected Corsi differentials for most of the Flames regulars for each of the past three seasons, along with their offensive zone start percentages to give some context to their numbers.

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Canucks assign Andrey Pedan to Utica

Ryan Biech
January 02 2017 11:35AM

It was announced this morning that defenceman Andrey Pedan has been returned to the Utica Comets

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