hockey advanced stats


Introduction If you’ve been around hockey the past few years, you’ve probably heard about advanced statistics.  Unfortunately, wading through the “our math matters!” and “watch the game, nerds!” debate to actually figure out what the stats are hasn’t always been the easiest process. Even if you manage to find the research, it’s often difficult to parse how that number soup…

If you missed Part 1’s introduction and basic stats or Part 2 covering some of the common terms found on stats sites, they’re available here and here.  There’s no doubt that statistical research has made great strides in the past decade.  Even though the movement started with adding up a few shot-based stats to try to predict goals, it’s…