Six-Year FenwickClose%

Travis Yost
September 20 2013 11:58AM




Behind the Net has always been an invaluable resource for checking in on team data, particularly for metrics like Fenwick Close -- a shot-attempt differential that mitigates the damage often inflicted by score effects in hockey games. Unfortunately, the data is usually tabled by season, and it's sometimes difficult to jump back and forth between seasons, particularly when looking at improvement or decline in performance. 

Below, I've compiled the FenwickClose% data for each NHL team, sorted by conference, and dropped into a graph that's not particularly friendly to the color-blind, like myself. I've also grabbed a hold of the biggest one-year risers/fallers, something I think speaks a bit about coaching in today's game. I think it's a nice little tool to gaze at, especially if you want to get a quick grasp of the true best/worst teams of the last six years. 

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September 13 2013 03:01PM


Ever watch a TV show a couple times, decide that it sucks and then get completely shocked when it comes back for a second season? Yeah, StreakCred is exactly like that. Except that it doesn't suck. It's super fun. And this time we have a free preseason to get you hooked real nice like see?


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September 09 2013 12:37PM


As the Nation Network prepares for the 2013-14 season, it is with great excitement that we can finally announce that Brian Sutherby has joined the company as the VP of Beatdowns, Gaming and general law enforcement.

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Machine Learning Predictions of Playoff Series

Josh W
September 06 2013 11:08AM


In my previous experiments I used Machine Learning to try and predict a single game in the NHL.  Machine Learning, as a reminder, is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence and is similar to statistics in that it is algorithmic modelling of data.  In ML the computer is able to learn from data and when given new data, can make predictions on the outcome.

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Nations Network Podcast: "Here's my number, so call me maybe!"

Dimitri Filipovic
September 05 2013 03:49PM

  • The Nations Network podcast is back. In this edition of the show we discussed:
  • Brian Burke being hired by the Flames.
  • Nazem Kadri's ongoing contract dispute with the Leafs.
  • The Blackhawks handing out long-term deals to Corey Crawford and Niklas Hjalmarsson.
  • Jersey aesthetics.

Click past the jump to stream the podcast!

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