Journal of Hockey Analytics: Volume I Issue 4

Josh W
June 02 2014 10:46AM

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Courtesy of Reddit's /u/Kebbs

Welcome back to this week's Journal of Hockey Analytics. For your giant repository of link dumps of all hockey analytics works I could find. Whether to help you get through a boring Monday or to help you advance your shot quality project. Take a look and maybe your ideas will be inspired.

For systems analysis, more "Sham Sharron" scouting tips, and new data for your own projects, see all the links past the jump!

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Weekend Open Thread: Possession Anchors and Balloons

Ryan Pike
May 31 2014 08:30AM

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As we all revel in the awesomeness that is the Chicago/LA series (and last night's game in particular), why not finish off the last of my brief possession look-backs?

Who makes their teammates consistently, considerably better at driving the play? Conversely, who was an absolute drain on the life-force of the team's offensive drives? That's what I tried to dig into here.

My approach was rather simple: anybody who played 100 even-strength minutes together was compared. Players that increased (or decreased) another's Corsi by 10% or more (compared to that player apart from them) were noted and listed here, listed from biggest to smallest differences made. Your mileage may vary.

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NATION PLAYOFF POOL UPDATE #6

baggedmilk
May 30 2014 03:30PM

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It's Friday and don't, for one second, pretend you're working on anything. You may as well read this Playoff Pool update to see how badly I suck and how my dreams of Internet prizery are being replaced by the stench of failure and loneliness. Somewhere out there, Chris Kelly is laughing at me. He's pointing at his screen and mocking my stupidity. Not only did I choose an injured player for my roster, I didn't take a single Canadien,NY Ranger or Chicago Blackhawk. Now, the only thing left for me to stare at the concrete as I plummet to earth and wait for impact. This is my life at the bottom, laugh if you must.

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The 2014 Flames Fifteen - #12 Brett Kulak

Ryan Pike
May 30 2014 08:00AM

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Brett Kulak has quietly carved out quite the understated junior career. He might also be considered a late-bloomer. Calgary's fourth round selection in 2012 kind-of fell off the radar, being chosen after such high-profile picks as Mark Jankowski, Patrick Sieloff and Jon Gillies in that draft.

But he's played more professional games (14!) than any of 'em already, and he's seemed to improve his play and his profile since getting picked.

Kulak is #12 in this year's Flames Fifteen.

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Five things: Nothing going on

Ryan Lambert
May 29 2014 11:00AM

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1. 25 years on

It seems as though Calgary made something of a big deal over the weekend of the fact that it was the 25th anniversary of the Flames winning the Stanley Cup. I lump such celebrations in with the kinds seen in Vancouver this past winter, which looked fondly back at the team's run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1994: Tedious garbage.

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