Assembling the optimal Maple Leafs lineup using playing styles

Ryan Stimson, creator of “The Passing Project,” recently¬†released a very interesting piece¬†which aims to identify playing styles and which playing styles should theoretically drive goal differentials best when combined. Stimson used k-means clustering (read more about k-means here) to group players together with players who had similar offensive playing styles. This is how the algorithm … Continue reading Assembling the optimal Maple Leafs lineup using playing styles