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Who is the best goalie of all time?

With Marty Brodeur’s statue dedication, a lot of talk has come about of who the best goalie of all time is. There are four common picks, Terry Sawchuk, Marty Brodeur, Dominink Hasek, and Patrick Roy. 337 more words

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Why Possession and Zone Entries Matter: Two Quick Charts

As some of you know, the NHL tracked offensive zone time for two seasons, 2000-01 and 2001-02, then inexplicably stopped. As some of you also know, I have a lot of historical game data, and that includes all the zone time from these seasons. 203 more words

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Increasingly in the NHL, the Best Defense is a Good Offense

While preparing statistics for a few upcoming posts on on-ice contributions, I decided to do a quick study on the share of on-ice shot attempts taken by defensemen versus forwards. 516 more words

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Another Shot Quality Quandary: League Variance, Evolution, Error

Hockey statistical analysis isn’t really capturing all of hockey, or seeking to package it; it’s about getting as close we can to the essence of the thing. 1,558 more words

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Why The Los Angeles Kings Missed the Playoffs: An Open Email

I’ve been asked by a couple of people how a team with a normal PDO and strong metrics could have missed the playoffs entirely. It’s an important question to address, particularly because the playoffs are so much more important than worrying about whether you’re… 544 more words

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Friday Quick Graphs: Are the 2014-15 Buffalo Sabres the Worst Team of All-Time?

This is part-opportunity to finally explore this question, and part-opportunity to tout some existing and upcoming data visualizations for HG. Travis Yost has been following the absolutely terrible Sabres season… 360 more words

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