Episode 8: Shot Quantity

What is the relationship between shot quantity and goals? What are Corsi and Fenwick and how are they measured? How much does shooting the puck more than your opponent matter? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will also be joined by Zach Tompkins from The Siren Sounder Podcast to get his thoughts on the Carolina Hurricanes’ shooting rates.

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Episode 7: Shot Quality

What is the relationship between shot quality and goals? What are expected goals and how are they measured? How much does shooting the puck from high danger areas matter? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will also be joined by William Lang from Icydata.hockey to get his thoughts on these metrics and the analytics movement.

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Episode 6: Goal Scoring Eras

Why has goal scoring fluctuated throughout the history of the NHL? What are the most important factors for understanding the amount of goals scored per game? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will also be joined by Odd Man Rush from YouTube and The Brits on Bruins Podcast to get his thoughts on the evolution of goal scoring.

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Episode 5: All-Star Special

Which snubbed players deserved to be All-Stars (based on the stats)? What can the NHL do to encourage more players to show up? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Tom Franklin from KMOX Radio and The Bluenotes Podcast to get his thoughts on the festivities this weekend in St. Louis.

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Episode 3: Arena Attendance

What is the relationship between arena attendance and winning at home? Is your team struggling with attendance over the past decade or sold out nightly? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Cori Crenshaw & Richie Flores from The Cori and Richie Show to get their thoughts on the Arizona Coyotes attendance woes and potential remedies.

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Episode 2: Travel Schedule

Does the travel schedule matter to team success? How does each team perform when logging more miles on the road? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Dylan Keyzer from the Stick Hungry Podcast to get his thoughts on the San Jose Sharks travel schedule over the past decade.

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Episode 1: Backup Goaltending

How important is backup goaltending in the NHL? Which teams should be concerned about their backup goaltending situation? These questions (and many more) will be answered on this episode of Ice Analytics. I will be joined by Tom Franklin from the Bluenotes Podcast & KMOX Radio, and Brendan Farrell from the Grit/60 Podcast to get their thoughts on the goaltending situation in St. Louis and Winnipeg.

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New Podcast Coming Soon!

I was blessed with an opportunity to join The Hockey Podcast Network to do an original content podcast on NHL Analytics. Episodes of the Ice Analytics Podcast will be released every Friday beginning on December 27. This podcast will posit one NHL-related question each week and explore the answer using the available data. I will also be joined by a guest from the hockey or statistics community to get an insider prospective on these topics. Show notes, including data sources and visualizations, will be available on StatsEnforcer.com

I hope you find these topics to be as informative as I do!

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GAR and Cap (2018-2019): Defensemen (cont.)

Following up from the previous post here, which examined the best (and worst) GAR performers in each game situation, this article will examine defensemen value relative to cap hit. For more information on how GAR is calculated, please check out the introduction. Before delving into the nuances of player value, I present an illustration of the cap hit and GAR of all defensemen:

GAR per Dollar (D)

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