Analytics vs. the Rest of the Hockey world

Jason Strudwick
August 09 2014 01:52PM

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I have been out of the NHL for three full years now. As a player I never once heard of advanced stats inside our dressing room. A coach never brought it to our attention or discussed it with us individually or as a group. Since then the analytical part of the game has picked up momentum. It is gaining traction and respect throughout the hockey world.

So why does it seem that for many people it is one or the other? Analytics or traditional hockey thinking?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 08 2014 08:05AM


The Leafs are over the cap, the Oilers hire stats guy Tyler Dellow, Alabama hates Vancouver, who makes the Flames and more in this week's Roundup.

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The Log Off Podcast, Ep.5: "The Dallas Stars are Hockey Twitter's team"

Dimitri Filipovic
August 07 2014 10:08AM

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We've got a behemoth of a show this week that creeped above the 1-hour mark for the first time in this podcast's existence. Some of the stuff we covered includes:

  • The Summer of Analytics (!!) 
  • PK Subban's new, lucrative and well deserved contract
  • A lengthy Western Conference preview in which we sift through the Pacific and Central divisions

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Edmonton Oilers hire analytics expert Tyler Dellow

Jonathan Willis
August 05 2014 11:07AM

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If you’re like me, Tyler Dellow’s website mc79hockey.com is a must-read. Or, at least, it was a must-read. The site went down last night, and this morning TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that Dellow had been hired by an NHL team.

That NHL team? Apparently the Edmonton Oilers.

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Young, puck-moving defencemen gettin' paid!

Cam Charron
August 04 2014 11:45PM

The NFL season is due to start soon, which is a good thing considering my manager at work* changed me from the Sunday weekend shift to the Saturday, meaning I get Sundays off.

That doesn't seem like an appropriate header for a hockey post, but all these posts wind up having a point a little further down. Please continue reading this blog post, and if you don't enjoy it, I'll refund you all the money you spent purchasing access to this website.

* - Please change my Internet nickname from "Known Girlfriend-Haver" to "Known Job-Haver"

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