Size Has No Impact On Faceoff Percentage: 2009-10 Data

Jonathan Willis
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.

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The Word “Stress” – Meaningless For Professional Athletes?

Jonathan Willis
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:

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Santa's Got No Patience For Second Place: Canucks & Jackets

Yankee Canuck
December 23 2010 04:18PM


Vancouver Canucks @ Columbus Blue Jackets

4:00 PM PST

Jackets   Canucks
17 Wins 19
13 Losses 8
3 OTL 5
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)

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Believe you can and you're halfway there: Canucks & Red Wings

Yankee Canuck
December 22 2010 04:58PM


Vancouver Canucks @ Detroit Red Wings

4:30 PM PST

Wings   Canucks
20 Wins 19
8 Losses 8
4 OTL 4
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)

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GDR #32 - Canucks @ Red Wings

Cam Davie
December 22 2010 11:55AM

VANCOUVER, CANADA - NOVEMBER 6: Goalie Roberto Luongo  of the Vancouver Canucks watches Todd Bertuzzi  of the Detroit Red Wings circle with the puck during the third period in NHL action on November 06, 2010 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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.

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