When the Florida Panthers revamped their defense over the offseason, the main focus was on acquiring mobile, puck-moving defensemen. The team targeted players like Keith Yandle, Jason Demers, and Mark Pysyk, who aren’t known for their physical prowess; they’re known Continue reading System Analysis: Digging deeper into Florida’s struggles
The Florida Panthers have not been good this season. They finished first in their division last season, revamped their blue line, and had high expectations coming into 2016-2017. Things haven’t worked out, and they’re currently fifth in the division, with Continue reading Looking deeper at the Florida Panthers’ struggles this season
As noted by others, the 2016-2017 NHL season is currently at the point where we have around 25 games of data for each team. This is about the time when shot attempt metrics such as Corsi carry the most predictive Continue reading What to expect from the rest of the season
The Florida Panthers recently fired their coach, Gerard Gallant. Many others have covered this topic, but I have been without a laptop until recently and seeing as the Panthers are the NHL team I follow the most, I felt like Continue reading So, the Florida Panthers fired their coach
I have been a serious hockey fan for three years now. Before that, I was a casual fan, who watched my beloved Florida Panthers be a very bad hockey team for a very long period of time. The earliest season Continue reading Are the Edmonton Oilers actually good?
The Detroit Red Wings have been toiling in mediocrity ever since 2009, the year after they won the Stanley Cup. They’ve managed to maintain their 25 season long playoff streak, but haven’t advanced past the second round. The way that they’ve Continue reading On the Detroit Red Wings, and their apparent problems with youth
The past two seasons I have managed to share my season predictions with the blogosphere, and I see no reason to skip over the 2016-2017 season. With that in mind, here are my completely arbitrary and totally correct 2016-2017 season Continue reading 2016-2017 Season Predictions
Around the halfway point of the 2015-2016 NHL season (on January 9th, to be exact), I looked into the relationship between 5v5 score adjusted Corsi For percentage and team standings points. I found a couple of things. First off, “from Continue reading Re-visiting the relationship between Corsi and team standings
I am lucky enough to play college hockey, on a team that is reasonably competitive. Our most recent season, we went into the regional tournament as the highest ranked team in the South (the top two teams get a bye Continue reading It’s a Two-Way Street: Examining the Relationship between Culture, Performance, and Narratives
The second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is over, and we are now down to hockey’s final four; the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning will do battle in the East, while the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Continue reading Second round thoughts
The second round of the NHL playoffs starts tonight, which means that the first round of the NHL playoffs is over! (Well, except for the fact that the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks will be playing Game 7 of their Continue reading Division Championship Preview
The playoffs are here! After six months of watching regular season games, we now get to enjoy the spectacle that is postseason hockey. https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/456616952153128960 https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/598661743791996928 Funny Tweets aside, this year’s playoffs are probably going to be really fun, mainly because Continue reading Eastern Conference Playoff Preview
The playoffs are here! After six months of watching regular season games, we now get to enjoy the spectacle that is postseason hockey. https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/456616952153128960 https://twitter.com/jon_bois/status/598661743791996928 Funny Tweets aside, this year’s playoffs are probably going to be really fun, mainly because Continue reading Western Conference Playoff Preview
After an 82-game regular season, the NHL postseason has finally arrived. Fourteen teams have been sent home, their 2015-2016 campaign finished. The other 16 team are preparing to play some extra hockey, with the first round kicking off later today. Continue reading Predicting Playoff Series Winners using Logistic Regression
In economic theory (and game theory), there is a mathematical concept known as the zero-sum game. Essentially, in a zero-sum game, each participant’s gains (or losses) in utility are balanced out by another participant’s losses (or gains); if the total Continue reading Trade Deadline’s hidden value for buyers
About a month or so ago, I wrote an article looking at the uncanny success of the Florida Panthers in the shootout. This year, the Panthers are converting on over 50% of their chances, and most of this success has Continue reading Do tall goalies have more success in the shootout?
Whenever someone decides to watch a hockey game, there’s always a tiny bit of hope (or, maybe a huge bit of hope?) in the back of their mind that they will get the opportunity to witness something incredible. Sure, watching Continue reading The Colorado Avalanche got scored on, and we need to talk about it
From the time the shootout was first introduced back in 2005 until the end of the 2014-2015 season, the Florida Panthers have lost an incredible 72 shootouts, an average of seven per season. Their win percentage in the NHL’s game-deciding Continue reading An in-depth look at the Panthers’ shootout success
The Montreal Canadiens have lost yet another hockey game, this time giving up a total of three third period goals to the Buffalo Sabres en route to a 4-2 loss. This is the team’s fourth straight loss, as they fell Continue reading A look into Montreal’s bad PDO during slide
Shot attempt metrics have become widely accepted around the blogosphere because of the reliability and predictive power they carry. Sample size for shot attempts grows much faster than sample size for goals, and as a result, metrics such as Corsi Continue reading O’Donnell: What’s up with Corsi this season?