Outnumbered

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Was Berube lying about Giroux on McDonagh?

Craig Berube said the Flyers top line will dump the puck against the Rangers top defensive unit. What have they been doing all year against the Rangers, and was Berube lying?

Was Berube lying about Giroux on McDonagh?

Craig Berube said the Flyers top line will dump the puck against the Rangers top defensive unit. What have they been doing all year against the Rangers, and was Berube lying?

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NHL

Measuring defense

In Part 1 of a series on zone entry data, we break down the ability of defensemen to prevent their opponents from carrying the puck into the offensive end.

Measuring defense

In Part 1 of a series on zone entry data, we break down the ability of defensemen to prevent their opponents from carrying the puck into the offensive end.

A new wrinkle in zone entry data

This year, we've been tracking some new wrinkles in zone entry data. I'll post more about it here in the next couple of days, but for now, check out the overview of what we found and where it's headed over at FiveThirtyEight.

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NHL

How Corsi changes with age

In part three of our series on player aging, we look at how Corsi evolves as a player ages.

How Corsi changes with age

In part three of our series on player aging, we look at how Corsi evolves as a player ages.

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NHL

Which types of players age gracefully?

If you're looking to add offense via unrestricted free agency, which kind of forward is the best bet to age gracefully?

Which types of players age gracefully?

If you're looking to add offense via unrestricted free agency, which kind of forward is the best bet to age gracefully?

How scoring rates change as players age

In part one of a series on how players age, we look at forward scoring.

How do we know if NHL analysis is any good?

There's a lot of hockey analysis out there: some more robust than others. How do we know what to put our faith in? More importantly, how do NHL teams know?

Picking a goalie who can steal a game

When would we want an inconsistent goalie, and how important is consistency really?

Narratives in the analytics era

The analytics movement is gaining steam, but the traditional narratives still appeal to a broad audience. What changes are we seeing in mainstream writing?

The incredible 59-save game

A 59-save shutout is remarkable, more because of what it says about the performance of the defense than the goalie.

How important is shot quality?

How important is shot differential really? Several analysts have looked at this several different ways and all came to similar answers.

Projecting scoring rates

How far back should we look when estimating a forward's future point production?

How much does last year matter?

Past history shouldn't affect our projections as much as the most recent results, but it's not meaningless either. Let's build a model for how we think the importance drops off with time.

'It's just a career year'

How quickly can a player's performance change your opinion of him?

Yahoo-baseball

The Wild and Zone Entries

In the link above, Sports Illustrated takes a look at the findings from the zone entry project and teams that have publicly discussed working on their zone entries, with a particular focus on the Wild.

Ryan Suter's incredible workload

The Minnesota defenseman might end up logging the most TOI since the NHL started tracking ice time. In an Olympic year, no less.

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