February 14 2013 10:25AM
Hey, you lovebirds. We can't think of anything more perfect than for you and your loved to spend Valentine's Day listening to two bros discuss #fancystats. Trust us. In this week's episode, we take a look at the curious cases of the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens, and try to figure out which teams are due for better/worse luck in the coming weeks.
We would love to hear from you, the listener, for suggestions on future topics of discussion. Rather than us just being in our own little world, we'd like to make this as interactive a show as possible. Feel free to tweet at either Dimitri or Cam.
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February 11 2013 08:35AM
PDO doesn't stand for anything, but that doesn't mean we can't learn anything from adding up the overall shooting and save percentages for a team at even strength. A layman's explanation for 'PDO' and why we use it can be found here over at the Backhand Shelf. Basically, if a team is playing with a PDO number way higher than 1.000, they're producing above their expected output. If a team is playing with a PDO number below 1.000, they're producing below their expected output. Over the course of a long season, the number will generally correct itself.
No website offers Team PDO as a sortable statistic, but behindthenet.ca has a page that offers a team's shooting percentage and a team's save percentage numbers. Shooting percentage is the 17th column from the left on BTN's team shots page—the first one to say SPCT. It's cousin, team save percentage, is three columns to the right also saying SPCT. The team shooting percentage needs to be subtracted from 1000 to get the actual number.
Here are the team PDO standings through games played Sunday night:
February 11 2013 08:23AM
Goalie Tim Thomas, refusing to join his new teammates in celebration.
I'll keep this short-ish and sweet-ish. We're experimenting with new formats. Moves by the Rangers, Islanders, Panthers and Flyers below.
February 10 2013 09:31AM
Lots of good stuff after the jump – trades and transactions, NHL expansion, Craig MacTavish on his old team in Vancouver, Olympic speculation and more. Plus – a special look at the (highly impressive) results of our Jets Nation casting call.
February 08 2013 10:48AM
Photo: Tim Alemenciak/Wikimedia
In my perfectly timed article on Phil Kessel yesterday, I noted that his scoreless streak, which ended last night, was not out of the norm for a shooter like Kessel:
"That said, if he continues to get pucks on goal they will start finding the twine eventually."