A Graphic Guide To Advanced Hockey Stats

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October 10 2013 01:20PM

I WATCH THE GAMES!!!!1

If you're a regular reader here at Canucks Army, you are likely familiar with most of the new stats that we use to analyze players and games. Sure, everyone likes a good story, but good stories don't win you the Cup. Not cinderella stories, not chronicles of heroism, and certainly not a tale of destiny. Sigh.

No, what wins you the Cup is good old fashioned luck.

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Draft Street and the Nations

Kent Wilson
October 09 2013 09:22AM

 

 

Due to popular demand Draft Street is back on the Nations. We ran some Free Rolls for DS last year and got some really good feedback, so we approached them about getting this going again for us again this year. They finally acquiesced when I threatened to send Wanye to their house with a bullhorn and a clown costume.

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NATIONDRAFTS BEGINS TODAY

Wanye
October 08 2013 05:42PM

 

In the continued effort to move the Nation Network into fantasy gaming and continue raising money for charities at the same time our second game - the ol' reliable NationDraft player box game - begins today. For only $20 you should totally sign up here!

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NATION NETWORK AGREES TO PURCHASE DAILYFACEOFF.COM

Brian Sutherby
October 01 2013 10:55AM

 

The Nation Network is proud to officially announce an agreement to purchase DailyFaceoff.com, a leading fantasy hockey resource. Network traffic is expected to double to 30 million visitors and 75 million page views annually in the next 12 months as result. 

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On Luck, Talent, Parity and Predicting the Upper Bounds with Machine Learning

Josh W
October 01 2013 09:32AM

Introduction

This last week I spent at the European Conference on Machine Learning where there was a workshop on Sports Analytics.  I happen to be presenting on some of my previous #fancystats machine learning in predicting a single game. The more I look into this the more I realize just how much random chance (or "luck") plays a role in determining the outcome of a game in the NHL. But when I talk to people about this they just cannot wrap their head around the idea. 

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