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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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Interactive Data Visualizations at Hockey Graphs

I’ve been spending the bulk of my time recently putting together interactive data visualizations to be hosted at Hockey Graphs (link). These include historical charts of team shooting percentages, as well as metrics I have derived such as 2-Period Shot Percentage ( 188 more words

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Spread of NHL Team Shooting Performances, Year-to-Year 1952-53 through 2013-14

Sort of a mid-week quick graph…I’ve been compiling data for a different project and curiosity got the best of me to see what the spread in team shooting percentages was in NHL history. 280 more words

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Remembering the Toronto St. Particks

Happy St. Patricks Day! The day where everyone is Irish because, well, beer!

I just wanted to take a minute out of the day’s festivities to talk about the Toronto St. 159 more words

Team History in Shots-For Percentage in the First Two Periods (2pS%), 1952-53 to 2013-14

Doing some more experimentation with interactive data visualization, this time with Tableau. This is also the point where I find out the generic WP sites don’t let you embed Tableau, so you’ll have to navigate to this one for the fun. 18 more words