Why the "Scoring Chance" is a flawed metric, and how we can improve on it

Loserpoints
November 16 2016 10:00AM

Last week, Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella sent hockey Twitter into another round of arguing about which statistics are and aren't meaningful when he denounced both corsi and fenwick

Hearing an NHL coach say that shots and unblocked shots are not meaningful in measuring team performance is patently absurd, but Tortorella long ago passed into self-parody so any discussion on that topic is a waste of time for all involved. 

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WWYDW: When does Cam Talbot get a break?

Jonathan Willis
November 16 2016 07:00AM

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Cam Talbot started his 16th game of the season and fourth consecutive game against the Anaheim Ducks last night. With the exception of a single game in a back-to-back set and 10 minutes in October, he’s been the Edmonton Oilers goaltender for every minute of the 2016-17 season.

Unfortunately for the Oilers, his play has slipped as of late. In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask if it’s time for Edmonton to give him a rest.

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GDB 17.0 Wrap Up: Sad Panda

baggedmilk
November 15 2016 11:02PM

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At least LA should be an easy rebound! Oh wait. Final Score: 4-1 Ducks

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GDB 17.0: Compete in the Pacific

Jason Gregor
November 15 2016 02:37PM

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The new playoff format puts an emphasis on being competitive within your division. Peter Chiarelli had to construct a team he felt could compete against Los Angeles, San Jose and Anaheim. He will have to alter some pieces in the coming years as the division changes, but for now the Oilers had to get bigger, more experienced and more competitive.

Tonight marks the first test against one of the top dogs in the Pacific. Have the Oilers closed the gap?

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Real Life Podcast: Episode Three

Jason Gregor
November 15 2016 12:19PM

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Our fearless founder Wanye is shovelling his way out of Iceland and once again was absent from the Podcast, but we had actor and comedian Wayne Jones join us.

We traded a Wanye for a Wayne. Clever.

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