A primer on advanced hockey statistics.
The League of Extraordinary Statisticians tells us about the metrics they like to use to make quick-and-dirty assessments of player talent.
BN looks at the relationship of BZS to age, and includes a bonus graph of Zone Start% versus age as well.
BN takes BZS and uses it to find the best from the last three or four seasons combined. It doesn't make Raitis Ivanans look any better.
BN takes Balanced Zone Shift (BZS) and looks at the top and bottom 20 in the league for each of the seasons from 2007-08 to 2010-11. Not for fans of Raitis Ivanans.
BN develops Balanced Zone Shift (BZS) by subtracting Expected Zone Shift from Actual Zone Shift. Zone Starts are starting to really mean something!
Taking a look at Zone Starts and Finishes over four years of NHL data in order to develop an Expected Zone Shift for the league.
A look back at a previous article noting the odd usage of Alex Ovechkin in 2010-11, and where he is now.
Ilya Kovalchuk faced tough competition consistently in the last three seasons and was put out for over 1,000 defensive zone faceoffs in that time period - more than he was on offense. This post explains what John MacLean should do to rectify this and utilize the sniper in a way that better reflects his skills.