Journal of Hockey Analytics: Volume I Issue 2

Josh W
May 19 2014 10:38AM

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Welcome back to another week of hockey related analytics links. I think The best way to develop your own research is to learn what other people are working on. With that in mind, here are a collection of links from the last week to help you think of new ideas. Or just to kill a slow day of reading at work. 

This week we have a look at why zone entries matter, why penalties in game sevens aren't called, why trading Evgeni Malkin would be a bad idea for the Penguins and much more. Take a look after the jump.

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World Championship Round-Up, Week 2

Ryan Pike
May 19 2014 07:30AM

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The weekend is over for our American pals - us Canadians get today off to commemorate the birth of Queen Victoria - and the World Hockey Championship roars on.

The round robin is almost over. Almost. Most teams have one game left. Some have two. But we can guess what the quarterfinal pairings may be.

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Weekend Open Thread: Most Valuable Flames/Heat Players

Ryan Pike
May 17 2014 12:25PM

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As we continue to poke and prod at the 2013-14 season, now it's time to look back at the players deemed the most valuable on a game-to-game basis. We have three measurements to look over - two for the Flames, one for the Abbotsford Heat.

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NATION PLAYOFF POOL UPDATE #4

baggedmilk
May 16 2014 02:07PM

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Another week is in the books and another star player is taking heat for not performing when it mattered most. Crosby had a tough second round, but so did a lot of the Penguins.  If you had Crosby in your pool, like I did, he didn't exactly help out much in the standings.  After jumping almost 100 spots last week, I was ready to stop blaming Chris Kelly and forgive him for me being stupid enough to pick him.  Well, I'm falling again and I don't think even smashing into the concrete can stop my decline this time around.

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Flames Next Steps - Functional Toughness

Kent Wilson
May 16 2014 11:00AM

Season 1 of the official Calgary Flames rebuild was, by many measures, a success. The club was competitive on most nights but finished low enough to guarantee a high caliber prospect in the upcoming draft. We saw the emergence of potential new core pieces in Mikael Backlund, TJ Brodie, Mark Giordano and Sean Monahan, while many of the organization's hopefuls (including Johnny Gaudreau, Jon Gillies, Joni Ortio, Markus Granlund, Max Reinhart, Emile Poirier and Morgan Klimchuk) had very strong seasons in their respective leagues. 

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