Started by AngryGreg, January 26, 2014, 04:25:21 PM
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 19, 2015, 01:26:28 PMUgh, lame game in Calgary last night. Both the Flames and Wild got points, the latter getting two. Lame.
Quote from: Colton on February 19, 2015, 06:05:16 PMNHL.com unveiling their advanced stats tomorrow will be interesting. All of the better advanced stats websites keep going down due to the owners getting hired by NHL clubs, so hopefully they did a good job with this.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 19, 2015, 06:14:35 PMI'm looking forward to that, too. What website have you been using otherwise?
Quote from: Colton on February 19, 2015, 06:21:10 PMFor the most part hockeyanalysis and Behind The Net although I sometimes just do a Google search for a site and use some others from time to time. Anything else out there worth using?
Quote from: theaardvark on February 21, 2015, 03:13:49 PMIf Corsi and Fenwick had been named Smith and Jones, I don't think they get stats named after them.Remember the Niblick? The Mashie? The Spoon? The Jigger?Easier to remember, more descriptive names win out in the long run... truthfully, I don't know (or care) what COrsi or Fenwick measure. Knowing to 3 decimal points how many times out of a hundred a D man turns over the puck in the neutral zone when 5 on 5 really isn't as important as a lot of other things a player does. "Advanced Analytics" can never measure the heart of a player. Buff's contributions to the team aren't trackable that way. The way he can change a games momentum with a hit or two, or a rush off the point, those are stat proof.
Quote from: Colton on February 21, 2015, 05:04:19 PMThe tired strawman argument of those who don't understand advanced stats.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on February 21, 2015, 09:00:26 PMExactly. And last time I checked, there wasn't some legitimate way to mathematically calculate a player's "heart". Advanced stats are interesting because they can paint a more colourful picture of players and teams, which is important when addressing shortcomings with either and what improvements can be made to a specific player's game or a team's overall game.Take a look at the advanced goaltending stats between Carey Price and Pekka Rinne, for example, to see how important the former really is to his team this season.