Understanding Advanced Stats

The top PDO dynasties of all-time

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Which NHL teams have had the best PDO over the last four decades?

Do goalies need to face shots to stop shots?

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Hockey announcers say goaltenders need to face frequent shots in order to stay sharp during a game. Do the numbers back this up?

The homer referee bias

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Which NHL referees exhibit the strongest bias towards the home team?

Advanced Metric FAQ: Wins above replacement

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How many wins are individual hockey players worth to their teams?

Advanced Metric FAQ: Quality of teammates

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How do we account for the Quality of Teammates in the NHL?

Advanced Metric FAQ: Scoring Chances

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What's the next wave in hockey analysis? A group of volunteers is recording every scoring chance for the NW division - this could be as big as Project Scoresheet was in baseball once they have...

Advanced Metric FAQ: Goals and points per 60 mins

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We know who scored the most points in the NHL last season. But who did it most efficiently, and put up the most points per 60 minutes of ice time?

Advanced Metric FAQ: Shot Distance

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How does shooting distance affect shooting percentage?

Advanced Metric: Penalty +/-

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Drawing penalties is one of the most important skills in the NHL. Yet you can't find a list of league leaders on any mainstream stats site - find out who's the best in the league at taking the...

Advanced Metric FAQ: Zone Starts

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Some NHL players take lots of defensive zone draws; others get the ones in the offensive zone. How important is this ratio to their individual statistics?

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