May 11 2012 09:16AM
(NHLNumbers will occassionally publish some of our author's archival material. This article was originally posted on July 23rd, 2011)
Before we move forward, it makes sense to discuss and explicate the basis of the analyses we tend to engage in here. The theory, the application and the practicality of the stats we employ and the resultant interpretations.
May 10 2012 04:32PM
Although we have more than a few NHLNumbers podcasts already under our belts, today we reveal the NN podcast relaunch created and produced by the good folks of Driving Play. This will become a regular feature here at NHLNumbers, so feel free to have a listen and share some of your comments, complaints, criticisms and, of course, lavish praise.
May 10 2012 03:03PM
The NHL Draft will probably be the most important hockey-related event for Canadians in 2012 (unless you believe TSN's World Juniors hype, and you don't). None of Canada's seven storied franchises made the second round of the playoffs, so the possibility of Stanley Cup-related hype is out. Three of Canada's storied franchises draft in the top five, with the Edmonton set to kick off the draft festivities, again. The draft hype will be heavy, likely ridiculous, so why wait?
May 10 2012 08:17AM
Wanye and Kent have already given you peeks behind the curtain, but here is a more thorough overview of the new NHLNumbers - The Nation's blog dedicated to studying the NHL and the game of hockey from an objective perspective.
May 09 2012 05:06PM
To those who are only now discovering advanced analysis in hockey, the entire endeavor must be slightly overwhelming. The collection of foreign sounding terms and acronyms, the array of tables and graphs, the intimidating argot of stats speak and often counter-intuitive findings can make the field seem alien and off-putting.