Journal of Hockey Analytics: Volume I Issue 3

Josh W
May 26 2014 01:05PM

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Courtesy of @GoalieWays

Welcome back to this weeks Journal of Hockey Analytics to help with all your boring Mondays at work, and all your future hockey analytics research.  In this week we look at how simple drafting rules can beat scouts, reviewing some raw season long zone entry data and even some junior level analytics to analyze Griffin Reinhart.

For all your links, continue past the jump!

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Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Reportlet: Memorial Cup Edition

Josh W
May 22 2014 11:09AM

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Courtesy of Canucks.com

As the days continue to get longer, the number of active prospects still playing with their respective teams continues to diminish. Bo Horvat was the last one standing, with his team playing host to the Memorial Cup. Meanwhile if we look overseas towards Eastern Europe, we see the IIHF World Championships taking place as we transition from the elongated round robin portion of the tournament to the good stuff.

A reminder that 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.

For the Memorial Cup, Anton Cederholm and the IIHF Worlds, read past the jump!

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Journal of Hockey Analytics: Volume I Issue 2

Josh W
May 19 2014 10:38AM

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(Courtesy http://graphzoo.tumblr.com)

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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Fancy. [via Reddit.com /u/remz07twos]

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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