May 12 2012 12:21PM
(NHLNumbers will occassionally publish some of our author's archival material. This article was originally posted on August 8th, 2011)
Why do people get so angry about advanced statistics?
May 11 2012 04:13PM
Some goaltenders are thought of as being particularly streaky or particularly consistent, but are those labels fair? In this article, we compare Marc-Andre Fleury, Ilya Bryzgalov, Henrik Lundqvist, Pekka Rinne, Jaroslav Halak, and Carey Price and find two things: they all exhibit about the same amount of variability as each other, and they all exhibit about the same amount of variability as would be expected from simple random chance.
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?