Goaltenders have no apparent influence on shot misses!

Introduction In this article I basically seek answers to these two questions: Can a goaltender impact shot misses? How does this affect current goaltender metrics? But before we get to that point, we need to answer a wide variety of questions. In this piece I’m solely looking at 5v5 data, and the shot information isContinue reading “Goaltenders have no apparent influence on shot misses!”

Season Projections 20/21 – Updated

The previous season projections can be found here. There are a few important things to be aware of when interpreting the model. Important notes and updates: The previous projection had a mistake in the goaltender projections, but this is fixed now. The updated model is based on lineups (including taxi squad) from http://www.capfriendly.com/depth-charts. Players onContinue reading “Season Projections 20/21 – Updated”

Season Projections – First draft

Here’s my first season projections. The plan is to do an analysis of each division in greater detail, but there are still a few changes I would like to make. I will get back to that later. Updated data: Before we get started, its important to note that I have updated the data behind theContinue reading “Season Projections – First draft”

Building the game projection model

Abstract: In the previous article I laid the groundwork for my game projection model. Now I will use the actual starting lineups and add in season adjustments using the ELO ranking principle. The data used in this article is from the 2016/2017 season to the 2019/2020 season. Finding the starting lineups: I used Evolving-Hockey’s ShiftContinue reading “Building the game projection model”