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Disruption in Action: The Anatomy of a Goal.

We know they score goals, but how do they do it? (Photo: John Russell/Getty Images) In a follow-up to my previous post about the purpose of offence – here’s an example how ‘disrupting the defence’ leads to scoring chances (and sometimes goals). It involves the Sedins and their new pal Byron Bitz (otherwise known as the…

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Nation Radio – February 11, 2012

    With the trade deadline looking on the horizon and injuries starting to pile up acorss various rosters, the buyers and sellers are starting to line up across the league. Topics this week include Hockey day in Canada, Oiler memories and some of the needs and wants of Canadian NHL teams leading up to February…

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Why we love #fancystats

You sure you know the purpose of attack? (Photo: Ben Nelms / Reuters) The former coach of the French national rugby team, Pierre Villepreux, once said the purpose of attack is not to score, rather to disrupt the defence. Continue to disrupt the defence, you will eventually score.  It’s a hard philosophy to embrace, but…

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Burned in the shootout; Canucks drop 3-2 SO to Flames – Recap and chance data

Shootouts are boring and gimmicky, but Vancouver clearly outplayed an opponent and, despite being not rewarded, they got some good performances in a 3-2 defeat to the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome on Saturday night. For a full recap, with the Statistical Three Stars, Statistical Three Goats (New Feature!!!) and a Scoring Chance Summary, follow…