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Analysis: Plus/Minus Sucks

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Demonstrating through use cases why plus/minus is the worst statistic in hockey, and maybe pro sports.

Shot after shot and only the first one dropped

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Basketball analysis and shooting three pointers. Success effects attempts but does not carry over to the next shot.

The League of Extraordinary Statisticians: THE Stat

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The League of Extraordinary Statisticians tells us about the metrics they like to use to make quick-and-dirty assessments of player talent.

The Always-Eloquent E at A Theory of Ice Examines the Stats/Non-Stats Rift

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I've long been a fan of A Theory of Ice, and so I was very interested to see Ellen's take on the stats and non-(or boxcar-)stats approaches to analyzing hockey. I think she does a fair job, and brings up some good points, though I think that statisticians are quite a bit more aware of the conundrum of the desire for sample sizes versus the sample sizes available when action is needed than, say, non-stats people are of how stats might help such decision making. One group (and sometimes, necessarily) desires to continually improve their process; I'm not always so sure about the other.

Poll Time: The Best Article of 2010

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BTN takes a look at the best stats-focused articles of 2010, and gives readers an opportunity to select the best of them all.

Some Humor on April Fool's Day

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Some Humor on April Fool's Day

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