Kings' assistant Bill Ranford cites Corsi to TSN's Ryan Rishaug

Cam Charron
May 21 2013 09:28PM

I thought this was real cool. At the start of the second period between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks, Chris Cuthbert threw it down to reporter Ryan Rishaug for a quick hit where he actually gave some pretty good info as a result of a mid-game interview:

Chris, I spoke with Kings' assistant Bill Ranford at the break I asked 'which part of the stats page makes you the most upset?' He said 'their number of attempts and our lack thereof'. If you consider that San Jose had 15 shots on net, they missed the net eight times and had 14 blocked. That's 37 attempts on net. The Kings had just seven.

There you see the zone time, not even close. Los Angeles with half the offensive zone time that San Jose had. Ranford says 'we are losing every battle in our own end and we are not competing'.

I've screencapped the accompanying graphic, which is some real hipster stuff because you can't find "zone time" anywhere online. It has to be manually tracked. We use Corsi, basically shot attempt differential, as a proxy for zone time, but only because the zone time numbers aren't available. TSN did a great job at showcasing the Sharks' advantage in the first period.

Kudos to Rishaug and TSN there.

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#1 Pierce Cunneen
May 21 2013, 09:35PM
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One of us, One of us.

The NBCSP just displayed a graphic showing the Corsi # (they broke it up into the three components of Corsi) for the series for Kings vs Sharks.

Could it be, is there a shift going on where people are waking up to the benefits of looking at zone time and shot differential?

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#2 Darren
May 21 2013, 09:35PM
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CBC also had zone time graphics in one or two of the intermissions during a recent Ottawa/Pittsburgh game. It'd be great if this was done more often and made available online somewhere by TSN/CBC.

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#3 mattyc
May 22 2013, 12:19PM
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#freezonetimedata!

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