• Archive for December, 2005

    Separating Defence From Goaltending

    by Tyler Dellow • December 30, 2005 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Separating pitching from defence is a notoriously difficult problem in baseball. It’s mirrored in the difficulty of separating goaltending from defence in hockey. I’ve come up with an approach to the problem that I think is a more practical approach than anything else I’ve seen, although there are more complex approaches out there. Over...

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    Rebounds

    by Tyler Dellow • December 28, 2005 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Added some information on rebounds faced by goalies at even strength in the 2005-06 and 2003-04 stats areas. ES Save percentage, although it’s at least somewhat consistent, does jump around a fair bit. One of the things I look at when I’m wondering if a particular goaltender’s save percentage is for real is his...

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    Team Ice Time by Situation

    by Tyler Dellow • December 26, 2005 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    For some reason, the NHL doesn’t tell us how much time a team spends at ES or on the PP or PK. I’ve pulled the information together by grabbing it from the information about goalies and then treating the difference between the time there was a goalie in the net and the official game...

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    Poisson Standings

    by Tyler Dellow • December 26, 2005 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Bill James fans will be familiar with the idea that you can project a baseball team’s record from their runs scored/allowed. As has been documented in many other places, the same holds true in hockey. My method of looking at the standings involves asking how many points a team would have based on their...

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    Playoff Odds

    by Tyler Dellow • December 26, 2005 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    There are a bunch of different ways of projecting standings at the end of the season. Zorak offers what will happen if nothing changes and teams simply continue to earn points at their current rate. Bingo, the site administrator at Calgary Puck, accounts for home and road games by basing his projections on what...

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    Strength of Schedule

    by Tyler Dellow • December 24, 2005 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    As Oilers, Flames, Canucks, Wild and Avalanche fans can attest, some teams have significantly easier schedules than others in terms of who they play. If you’re the Edmonton Investors Group, you have to look over at the 24 games that the Preds and Wings play against the Jackets, Hawks and Blues, the three shittiest...

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    Team Shooting Percentage By Situation

    by Tyler Dellow • December 24, 2005 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    As with save percentage, the NHL doesn’t present this information broken down into different situations. I’m pretty big on having the game broken down into ES/PP/PK because I think it’s kind of worthless to try and understand where a team’s strengths and weaknesses lie without recognizing that these are three very different facets of...

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    What this site is…

    by Tyler Dellow • December 23, 2005 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I’m interested in taking a view of hockey that goes beyond just asserting opinions. As such, I compile a lot of statistics that aren’t available elsewhere. I’ve decided to make them accessible here for others who find this sort of thing interesting as well. Over the next couple days, I’ll add some articles to...

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