Verstig2

VerStig

  • joined Jan 14, 2010
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
  • posts 20
  • comments 16203

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Why "luck" trumps "shot quality"

I'll start off by admitting that this post may not be totally convincing to some people because there's no real data in it. I'm not showing the numbers for any team, or goalie, or anything, but...

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Stats are Useless, Episode III: A First Round Prediction

Author's Note:  This post was written in a hurry, so it'll be more dry than my past stats posts.  Please bear with me -- my series prediction comes at the end but my objective was to communicate...

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Gentlemen! Start your... I-Passes!

With Coach Q and his 'stache at the helm, we're no longer surprised by line combinations that last as long as Brett Favre's retirement the French in war lukewarm milk the lucky freshman the night...

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VerStats - The First Chapter of Many

It's long overdue, but before the puck drops for the 2010-2011 Chicago Blackhawks season, it's time to introduce what's been brewing in my secret lab.  And by secret lab, I really mean a dark,...

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VerStats Kitchen - Prologue: Cooking with Numbers

Author's Note:  If you don't like stats, don't worry -- the only numbers in this article are in two graphics that are there for illustrative purposes only. Who's hungry?  If you find your hockey...

Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks (and Second City Hockey!) rock the Patriot Saloon in downtown New...

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Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks (and Second City Hockey!) rock the Patriot Saloon in downtown New York. Many thanks to ahnfire for setting up the album: Watching our 'Hawks win the Stanley Cup Thanks to poor planning on my part, we ended up in this hole enduring endless country music for the duration of the game. But none of that mattered when our boys won it. And yes, there were victory shots. Also, I would've put up the vid of aeroplane cheering, but... anybody know a good place (other than YouTube) to upload a video?

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NYC SCH Meet-and-Watch: SCF Game 6

The three of us want to make sure that everyone anywhere can enjoy tomorrow night with their fellow Hawks fans, so I've moved this NYC call to the front page.  If there are others going on, please...

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Swimming with the Sharks: WCF Head-to-Head +/- and Corsi Report (with addendum: Flying with the... Flyers)

Author's Note:  I feel bad posting this and running the risk of kicking BigCSouthside's epic -- no, legendary -- video FanPost off the sidebar, so please refrain from rec'ing this until it...

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What's in Your Wallet? Third Line Checking with Rewards from LaddSteegBoll One Bank

Some say... I never dump the puck, and that our line does a miserable job of shutting down Jumbo Joe. Some say this, indeed.  That would be Derek Zona over at The Copper & Blue, who's been...

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Let's try this again: WCF Game 4 (Sunday 5/23) New York City watch

Apologies -- I know it's not even Game 3 yet, but I won't be in town tomorrow and wanted to get this up so that people could see it.  I'm just reposting what I had before, but let's make this...

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Another Mayoral Hockey Bet!

It looks like Mayor Daley has upped the ante with a second mayoral bet for this year's playoffs, this time with Mayor Chuck Reed of the City of San Jose. As reported by the San Jose Mercury News,...

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West Coast Buffet: Round 2 Mutual +/- Report, Round 3 Cross-Mutual +/-, and Food Festival

Well that was fun, wasn't it?  If not heart attack inducing.  So before we move on from genus Orcinus to superorder Selachimorpha (sweaters, not sushi), let's take some time to digest what we've...

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Repost: SCH NYC Chapter Meetup Thread (WCF Game 1)

Sorry for slacking off on this, but let's get all discussion on this under one roof.  This is for New York City (or Tri-State area, kinda, for TMFF) SCHers and anybody else who happens to be in the...

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Updated: SCH NYC Chapter Meetup Thread (WCF Game 1)

Sorry for slacking off on this, but let's get all discussion on this under one roof.  This is for New York City (or Tri-State area, kinda, for TMFF) SCHers and anybody else who happens to be in the...

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Between the Lines: First Round Mutual +/- Report

Phew.  So we've survived Round 1 of the Joel Quenneville line scrambling carousel.  At the end of the regular season, we had a money line of Sharp-Toews-Hossa, also known as the "Hammer of the...

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The SOG Myth, Or: Why You Shouldn't Use Statistics to Talk About Hockey

WARNING:  Consumption of the statistics contained in the FanPost may lead to head asplosion.  Read at your own risk! Welcome back for my second stats-based FanPost -- this time we're looking at the...

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All you young stats geeks out there: "Mutual +/-"

Motivation A couple of things inspired this FanPost.  First, after making a line generator -- based on our perception that Coach Q jumbles lines hoping to catch lightning in a bottle -- I figured...

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My First Hockey Game: Hawks @ Devils

It took me nearly two and a half decades, but after jumping on the 'Hawks bandwagon late last season, I've finally managed to make it to my very first live hockey game!  I thought it'd be cool to...

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Gentlemen! I have invented...this thing!

Otherwise known as: Coach Q's Deterministic Chaos Creator (sorry, I couldn't paste the whole thing here... SBN wouldn't let me) As Sam posted in his... um, post... today: Coach Q has tried Kris...

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Maybe he's the gecko

So some nice people over at The Copper & Blue have written an interesting piece on Dale Tallon, comparing the history of our not-too-distant past and the Oilers' current situation.  It covers most...

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