Journal of Hockey Analytics: Volume I Issue 2

Josh W
May 19 2014 10:38AM

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Welcome back to another week of hockey related analytics links. I think The best way to develop your own research is to learn what other people are working on. With that in mind, here are a collection of links from the last week to help you think of new ideas. Or just to kill a slow day of reading at work. 

This week we have a look at why zone entries matter, why penalties in game sevens aren't called, why trading Evgeni Malkin would be a bad idea for the Penguins and much more. Take a look after the jump.

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Reportlet - May 16, 2014

Josh W
May 16 2014 01:04PM

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Canucks Top Dogs (Courtesy @VanCanucks)

As each week passes by, we move closer and closer to the summer season. While that brings all sorts of joyous things with it, it also means that there's less and less recent activity in the hockey world to discuss. Some would let that defeat them, but for yours truly, it just means that more time needs to be spent at work digging deep into the Internet to find out what the people are saying.

So if you're bored this summer, craving hockey news and all that jazz, you can stay updated on everything regarding Canucks prospects by following me on Twitter @nuckprospects. You're also more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

But for now, we've got the Memorial Cup to look forward to in the near future, so read on past the jump for more on that and all sorts of other little nuggets.

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Analytics Week in Review

Josh W
May 12 2014 12:26PM

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Every good researcher, regardless of their particular subject matter, should always be keeping up on the work that their peers are doing. Here is a weekly round-up of a number of different analytics-related pieces from around the internet. 

Read them for your enjoyment, to help you think of new areas of research, to determine the value of shot quality, or just to fill up your slow Monday at work!

Plenty of noteworthy links just past the jump!

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Comets Militia Weekly Prospect Reportlet - May 8th, 2014

Josh W
May 08 2014 10:17AM

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Activity on the prospect front is actively dying down, with fewer and fewer things to discuss with each passing week. But regardless of that, I'll be writing about whatever little bits of news there are until the owners of this blog drag me away from my computer kicking and screaming. 

With that being said, I should point out that the Canucks still have two prospects playing for their respective league championships at the moment, and looking ahead, there will be a Bo Horvat sighting at the Memorial Cup to go along with the IIHF World Championships that are getting underway shortly.

So if you're bored with the lack of news these days and want to stay updated on Canucks prospects, make sure to follow me on Twitter @nuckprospects. You're also more than welcome to send me any feedback on anything prospect related you wish for me to cover in the future.

More just past the jump.

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2013-14 Utica Comets: Analytical Year in Review

Josh W
May 05 2014 12:40PM

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If you've been reading my weekly prospect reports here throughout the season, you noticed that I've been sprinkling in AHL #fancystats here and there whenever I could. Well, now that it's over we've got ourselves a large enough sample size to deconstruct everything, and attempt to make sense of what exactly happened to the Utica Comets in 2013-14.

If you're a regular reader of this blog, most of this stuff should make intuitive sense since it's just an extension of what we use to analyze the Canucks on this platform. If not, don't worry, because it's all fairly simple and broken down into easy-to-read segments as we go along.

Just to shill myself -- if you have an AHL blog, or an NHL blog, and want the equivalent data for your (farm) team let me know. You can also feel free to follow me @joshweissbock (my personal account), and @nuckprospects for the latest in Canucks prospects news and stats. 

For now make sure you've your snacks handy, settle in, and continue past the jump for an extensive report filled with all sorts of interesting little analytical nuggets. 

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