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 04:18PM
Vancouver Canucks @ Columbus Blue Jackets
4:00 PM PST
|2.52 (T - 23rd)||Goals/Game||3.25 (4th)|
|2.73 (T - 12th)||Goals Against/Game||2.53 (7th)|
|11.9% (29th)||PP||24.6% (1st)|
|80.3% (20th)||PK||85% (5th)|
December 22 2010 04:58PM
Vancouver Canucks @ Detroit Red Wings
4:30 PM PST
|3.28 (3rd)||Goals/Game||3.23 (4th)|
|2.72 (T-11th)||Goals Against/Game||2.45 (7th)|
|20.6% (9th)||PP||23.6% (3rd)|
|83% (12th)||PK||85.3% (5th)|
December 22 2010 11:55AM
Game Day Recon #32 - Canucks @ Red Wings
Remember how the Red Wings are amazing, and have been all year?
If the Vancouver Canucks win tonight in Detroit, they will pass the Red WIngs in the standings to take over second place in the Western Conference. WHAT?!?!
Yep, folks, your Vancouver Canucks are a pretty damn good hockey club. So it's time for them to prove it.