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The Rule Book, CBA, and other reference things
Posted 19 August 2009 - 02:58 PM
Posted 16 October 2009 - 08:05 AM
What are people's favorite hockey-related internet sites? Either for browsing, news, analysis, or general entertainment. I'll post a couple of mine, but I'm looking for more to put into the rotation.
Here's where I've been going:
The Hockey News (awesome site)
Stanley Cup of Chowder
Boston Bruins Blog
What else is out there?
Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:00 PM
edit: Now that I think about it, I also read the hockey threads in the "Sports Argument Stadium" forum on Something Awful. A large cross-over of posters from the HF Boards so not always the best noise-to-signal ratio, but it can at least be pretty funny.
Edited by TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle, 16 October 2009 - 12:03 PM.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:23 PM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:34 PM
Except that it's a totally bogus number. I appreciate that teams spend more time at even strength compared to on the power play, but goals scored against while down a man aren't suddenly worth four times as much. What possible reason could there be for deciding to do this?
I really liked the "special teams adjusted goals against per 30 shots number" part - it seems to identify the best goalies from last year quite accurately in my estimation.
Say that you have two goalies. Goalie A is, for whatever reason, is 5% (made up number) better than average during even strength play and 5% worse than average during the penalty kill. Even though he faces more time and more shots at even strength (and will therefore let in fewer goals per game AND per shot) this stat will measure him as worse.
There is really no scenario in which this statistic is as good as either save percentage or the already redundant goals per 30 shots that they started with, both of which represent the same already-flawed way of looking at things.
What next? We are going to mark down David Wright because he doesn't hit well in the second inning?
Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:41 PM
Good for both "hey, who's available this summer" and "hey, who's trade bait during the season if their team sucks"
Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:15 AM
Walk through Loui's last three years and track where the majority of his shots come from versus where the majority of his goals come from. He's like a living embodiment of the "get to the front of the net and good things will happen" adage. Nearly every goal is scored below and between the dots.
Also, I'm pretty sure if you mapped Dave Anderychuk's career shots/goals this way the ensuing ball of red in front of the net would burn holes in your retinas.
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