Outnumbered

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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.

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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.

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'It's just a career year'

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

The Wild and Zone Entries

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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.

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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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The 'be all, end all' stat

Measuring a player's value with a single number is a worthy pursuit, but it's a really tough thing to do in hockey. Here's one of the reasons why.

What drives the Kings' shot differential?

The Kings have been a dominant puck possession team the last couple of years. How do they do it?

Is Crosby hard to play with?

Check out the scoring rates for players in their minutes with and without Crosby.

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