Don't worry, it's a short post for today. I've been working like hell on the continued analysis of the Kings-Blues game, with pass by pass tracking, power play formations, puck tracking(this one I'm real excited about), and more. With that in mind, I have two questions.
- What would your ideal zone breakdown be? Thanks to my much-more-brilliant-than-I-am co-writers, I have improved the map of the zones to get it to what I feel should represent a game of hockey pretty welI've included a blank chart for you all to make edits to if you have any suggestions. I'm clocking in at 22 zones- 8 on each side and 6 in the middle. I made some changes like lowering d/o5 to the top of the circle and widening d/o2. What do you think?
- Who would be open to doing some pass charting? Before you instinctively flee: this isn't going to be like the stuff I've been doing, which is quite time-consuming despite my best efforts to make it simpler. Rather, I just to tally up nine categories: Offensive to Offensive zone passing, Offensive to Neutral, Offensive to Defensive, Neutral to Offensive, etc. All this would take is a little bit of graph paper and to follow along with whatever game you are watching. For instance, I did the Sharks-Kings OT period in the 3/24 game just by following along: