A look at the importance of accounting for variance in data with poor repeatability, and a discussion of how the Internet's informal peer review can go wrong.
Over 125 years ago, it was demonstrated that small samples produce extreme results that will eventually regress to the mean. Is that true for hockey?
Fans are insane everywhere, apparently. Here's a sampling of what Pens fans were saying about their goaltending last night.
We all know about the problems surrounding the Flyers and their goaltenders, but why doesn't goalie coach Jeff Reese fall under the media microscope more often?
Friend of the Blog Eric T. writes about how the Leafs' superstar has done against the Bruins, Zdeno Chara, and Patrice Bergeron
What does it cost for a team to trade up in the NHL draft? Lots of studies have been done, but let's try and nail it down.
Ilya Bryzgalov has seen a heavy workload this season. He should see less, because it doesn't make much sense when goalies play back-to-back games.
The rest of the Flyers schedule does not do them any favors in their attempt to squeak into the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The gap between the Flyers' consensus best player, Claude Giroux, and his subordinate, Jakub Voracek, isn't as large you'd think.
In part 2 of our stat primer, we look at the stats that shed light on individual player contributions and where modern analysis is headed.
A shot differential metric developed on Broad Street Hockey is gaining increasingly widespread use. Let's look at what it means and what it says about Flyers West.
I traveled to Boston for this year's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, or as we'll alternatively call it, Trollfest 2013.
So far in his NHL career, Sean Couturier is establishing himself as an elite defensive player. Can he keep it up, and what's his potential as an offensive threat?
Eric Wellwood has been sent back to the Phantoms, but he's been one of the Flyers' most productive drivers of possession this season. He deserves to play at the NHL level.
MIke Knuble is a Flyer again, but he's 40 years old now. What can he bring to the table? We analyze the acquisition using zone entries.
Brayden Schenn has struggled so far in his time as a Philadelphia Flyer. Is he still on track to become the elite player we think he can be?
The officials were the story on Sunday. Will they be tonight? Let's pre-scout them so we know what we're getting into.
The evolution of Zac Rinaldo's game has been a constant topic for article fodder. Does he have playmaking skill that hasn't yet been showcased? Is he becoming more disciplined?
CBA negotiations have imploded the NHL. The league that rose from the ashes has 12 teams in profitable markets and no salary cap. What does Philadelphia's team look like?
A lot of articles have been published recently about the impact of the lockout on local economies. In this article, we suggest that the impact has been dramatically overstated and look at what impact those articles might have on negotiations.
OK, so obviously after a team wins in New England to move to 2-0, a lot of people will realize that they aren't complete pushovers. But there's something else I wanted to highlight. Last year,...
Tracking zone entries has provided insight into the Flyers performance in all three zones. With other teams starting to get involved in this project, we can now compare across teams.
Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers-related news and notes.
Danny Briere's goal total dropped by more than half in 2011-12. How much of that was luck, how much was age, and what should we expect from him in 2012-13?