December 27 2010 10:38AM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20520
December 24 2010 10:36AM
A question that has come up a few times is whether big players tend to have an advantage when taking faceoffs. There is a certain logic to the idea that they do: after all, bigger, stronger players should be able to outmuscle their smaller counterparts in the faceoff circle.
The data, however, suggests something else entirely: that there is no advantage to being big when it comes to taking face-offs.
December 23 2010 05:16PM
Meandering around the internets the other day, I came across a compelling article by Steven Reiss, an Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Ohio State University. It was his opening statement that caught my attention:
December 23 2010 04:55PM
With the holidays coming up and the Leafs not playing again until the 26th, I thought this would be a good time to take a little look at how the Leafs' players are faring in regards to ZoneStarts and ZoneFinishes. Within this post are a couple of graphs for forwards and defencemen that I feel are pretty good illustrations of their performances.
December 22 2010 04:09PM
Here's an up-to-date table that shows the number of Scoring Chances that came off the stick of each Leaf player thus far in the 2010-11 campaign.
I've listed their total count and then the number of chances they had at 5-on-5 and 5-on-4. I have no data from the Nov. 18 game against New Jersey.