Corsi And Fenwick Are Dead

Two fundamental measures of puck possession—that happen to correlate strongly with success—have hit the big time., as part of a redesign, will unveil a reported 35 new analytics on its stats page tomorrow. Corsi and Fenwick are painfully basic for "advanced" stats, and from here on out they'll explain… » 2/19/15 5:30pm 2/19/15 5:30pm

The Maple Leafs' Collapse Is A Victory For Rationality

Statistics, like any science, are functionally useless unless they can be tested. The 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs season may have been the single best test case so far for the first wave of hockey's advanced metrics—and it resulted in a rousing defeat for both the Leafs and those pundits stubbornly unwilling to look… » 4/07/14 1:44pm 4/07/14 1:44pm

This Wonderful Graphic Proves That In The NHL, Puck Possession Is All

The hockey internet is fawning over this graphic from Chris Boyle at Canadiens blog Eyes on the Prize, and it's easy to see why. The chart takes a second to understand, but when you do, it's hard to come away thinking there's any stat more telling than Fenwick. » 4/04/13 11:42am 4/04/13 11:42am

Cranky Columnist Writes Anti-Stats Column That Reads Like Parody Of…

Chaz Scoggins has been around. The longtime Lowell Sun writer has served as the Red Sox's official scorer for 34 years. He's been a SABR member for nearly as long. He even served as president of the BBWAA. But his hidden talent appears to be master satirist. How else to explain his weekend column, which could only be… » 10/15/12 10:40am 10/15/12 10:40am

How's That "Going For It On Fourth Down" Thing Going For San Diego…

This August brought momentous news: San Diego State Aztecs head coach Rocky Long had done lost his mind, and would be implementing essentially the strategy all advanced football stats people have been stridently advocating since the dawn of advanced football stats. Long was going for it on fourth (inside the other… » 10/06/12 9:40am 10/06/12 9:40am