November 12 2013 11:35AM
Nonis also looks back on a time when the Leafs had a better Corsi rating than they do today – and were losing a lot more games. Back in 2009-10, Toronto generated a lot of shots on net but was let down by its own goaltenders.
That period seemed to create skepticism for the Leafs GM about stats that he believes have grown so much in popularity because of fans and media.
“We were outshooting teams on a nightly basis and losing every night,” Nonis recalled. “Our so-called Corsi stat was probably pretty good and right now our Corsi stat sucks. But we’re winning hockey games.”
Credit to Nonis for actually getting at the crux of the issue here. While I'd rather spend my days researching hockey statistics than defending the validity of statistics, ultimately widespread acceptance of the numbers that myself and many others use is going to come down to how well we predict things.
November 11 2013 07:05PM
Frederick Gauthier - C - Rimouski (QMJHL)
November 11 2013 07:58AM
On the evening of December 24th, 1914, something redeeming happened along the Western Front in France and Belgium. Something sane, kind, good and human took over from the cruel madness that was emerging from the first few months of the Great War. On that night, rifles were put down and soldiers on opposite sides of a pitted field rose from their makeshift trenches filled with mud and earth and came together as comrades, offering each other gifts and friendship.
November 10 2013 03:39PM
Handsomest picture ever?
On this episode, the guys talk about the Leafs' last two games, the big Wiser's event, and Chris' "dream" girl.
November 10 2013 12:39PM
Dotcha love it when the Leafs play the Bruins?
The Leafs injuries are starting to show, and Paul Ranger is starting to remind me of a lost child in a mall.