- Using data, math, and reasoning to gain a competitive edge.
The search for objective knowledge about [hockey]
What are advanced stats?
- Corsi–Shots directed on goal minus shots directed on your own goal (proxy for possession)
- Qualcomp–how good is the opposition that a player typically lines up against (how a coach is using a player)
- Qualteam–how good are the teamatesa player typically lines up with
- PDO –a combination of team shooting percentage and save percentage when a player is on the ice (proxy for luck)
- Zone Start–percentage of offensive zone faceoffs when a player is on the ice
- Predicted Goals Scored–how many goals a player or team should have scored given shot location and an average goalie (attempts to remove luck from player performance)
What can it be used for
- Player evaluation –offensive and defensive value, playing context
- Team evaluation –tactics, tendencies, cap efficiency
- Player negotiation
- Training and preparation
- Procurement and projection
See the presentation below to learn more…