Patrick D. (SnarkSD)

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Examining the Sharks' offensive-zone forecheck

In the first part of this series, we look at the Sharks' offensive zone forechecking system when the opposition does not have control of the puck. As pictured above, an active pinching defense is...

Sharks continue to struggle against league's elite

A look at how the Sharks have performed against payoff caliber teams

Taking a look at power play prediction


Applying what we've learned

What drives power play and penalty kill success?


An analytical look into what factors drive success in special teams play at the NHL level.

Analyzing power play opportunities

An in-depth look at an oft-overlooked aspect of power play success: drawing minor penalties.

Analyzing Zone Exits: Defensive Zone Face-Off Win


A breakdown of the "Rim" play commonly employed by the Sharks after a defensive zone face-off win.

Analyzing Zone Exits: The Pressured Breakout


Analyzing the key strategies the Sharks employ to get out of the D-zone cleanly.

Which teams are hot heading into the playoffs?

One table containing everything you need to know for the postseason.

Playoff Probabitlies, with Bonus Material!


With added SAF and FenClose change from the Trade Deadline.

Week 12 Playoff Chances


Barring a tragedy, Sharks solidify playoff chances, likely on the road

Sharks Suffer Defeat Again in Columbus


Sloppy Play Overall Costs Sharks in Loss

One for Bakes


A statistical look into Icing

Playoff Probabilities


The odds your team makes it to the dance

What should San Jose's defense pairings look like?

Applying a purely objective model to solve for the theoretically best pairings.

Week 9 Playoff Chances


Below are the current playoff probabilities as of 3/23/13, with change in PP indicating change from 1 week ago. Tables are sortable, click on column heading. Score Adjusted Fenwick% ...

Week 8 Playoff Chances

Yes we're over half way, and yes, your team's point totals have had a lot to do with luck.

Week 6 Playoff Chances


Below are the current playoff probabilities as of 3/2/13, with change in PP indicating change from last week. Tables are sortable, click on column heading. This week I added a column to the end,...

Week 5 Playoff Probabilities

Inching closer to closing this shortened season.

Week 4 Playoff Probabilities

What are the odds your team makes the playoffs?

Week 3 Playoff Probabilities

How likely is your team to make the postseason? We look at the past week's impact on playoff probabilities.

Weekly Playoff Probabilities

With the first couple of weeks of the 2013 NHL season in the books, we take a peek into what may lie ahead for the remainder of the season.

Sharks Dominate Canucks, Stay Undefeated in 2013


At this point it’s just getting hilarious. The Sharks continue their dominance, this time exerting their will on one of the best in the west in Vancouver. The game took a massive special teams...

Sharks vs Canucks: A Clash of the Best in the West

The Sharks look to extend their undefeated record tonight completing the second half of their back-to-back against the Vancouver Canucks

Implications of a Shortened Season

Randomness will play a decidedly increased role and have a say in how playoff races are won in the NHL's upcoming shortened, 48-game regular season.

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