August 03 2016 11:00AM
Previously (here) I had examined the role of called and uncalled infractions on two Flames games. In the second of this series we'll be looking at three games: the March 31 3-0 loss to the Kings, a 7-3 smackdown of the Canucks on April 7 and the April 5 5-4 overtime loss to the aforementioned Kings.
To save space, I'd direct any questions on the methods to the first in the series where I explain why I'm doing this, how I go about it, and some of the basis premises on officiating we are looking to apply here.
August 03 2016 10:41AM
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Alex Novet recently did some interesting work building off of Corey Sznajder's ambitious (and awesome) zone entry project from the 2013-2014 season. Today, I'm going to take a Leafs-centric look at what Alex came up with last month.
August 02 2016 04:15PM
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I don't think this was the summer that many people expected. Some expected massive, foundation-shaking moves, while others expected radio silence. What we got was somewhere in between, and it left a lot of questions to be asked. But looking strictly at July, how did the Leafs do?
August 02 2016 11:00AM
The New York Rangers found themselves in a fairly unique situation this offseason, with four different RFAs filing for arbitration. Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, JT Miller, and Dylan McIlrath all opted to file for arbitration, although each one of them settled before their set date.
Chris Kreider was the only one to sign a long-term deal, inking a four-year deal that pays him an average of $4.625 million per year. The other three all signed bridge deals, which may be prudent in the cases of Dylan McIlrath and Kevin Hayes (or not, but that’s a discussion for another day) but with regards to JT Miller, the Rangers might be setting themselves up for more cap issues down the road.
August 02 2016 11:00AM
In March I took an interest in examining called and uncalled penalties and undertook an exercise to record and examine the relative rates at which a team committed a foul and how often they were penalized.
The primary focus of this project was the Oilers, but I gathered corresponding data on the Flames and a few other teams to use as a sort of control group against which to compare the Oilers' data.
I realized quickly that the Flames' data could, in and of itself, provide some intriguing insight into how the officials interact with the Flames.