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Fancy Stat Summer School

Created to give a definitive explanation of all advanced statistics related to the game of hockey.

So you want to learn about hockey analytics?

A rant about stats arguments, and links to more primers than stats beginners could possibly need.

Statistiques fines: Obsession Possession !

En matière de statistiques fines, le nerf de la guerre est la possession (de rondelle). Comme dans la chanson de Hall & Oates! (non, non, pas Taylor & Adam...)

+/- : une statistique qu'on aime plus ou moins

Cette statistique galvaudée prétend mettre en relief la capacité d’un joueur (ou d’une équipe) à "générer plus de buts qu’il n’en accorde". Comme critère de qualité, il s’agit d’un indicateur singulièrement mal adapté !

What's measured by quality of competition?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

Pourquoi les stats se trompent-elles (parfois!)?

Si "les chiffres ne mentent pas", il ne faut pas pour autant en surestimer le sens : les statistiques fines ne permettent pas de lire l'avenir. Mais les chiffres sont des données. Comment pourraient-ils se tromper?

What is a Quality Start? How is it Measured?

Goaltending has yet to undergo the massive microanalysis that has occurred to skaters, but there are a few new statistics that have emerged for the position. Here we look at Quality Starts (QS), Quality Start % (QS%), and other variants.

Fancy Stat Summer School's here! (in French)

Kick starts a series of guides to fancy stats for Francophone readers.

What does PDO mean? What does it stand for?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

What does risk/reward mean? How is it calculated?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

What does WOWY mean? What is it used for?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

Fancy Stat Summer School - Quiz #1

What? No one said there would be tests! Don't worry, there's no marks.

What are relative statistics used for?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

What is a zone start? What does it tell us?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

What is Fenwick? What does it mean?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

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Fancy Stat Summer School

We've had our several weeks of a break from hockey. Players are begrudgingly heading back to the gym, GMs are down to tinkering after the rush of free agency, it's time for all of us to get back to work. That means it's time to go to summer school.

What is Corsi? What does it mean?

Over the summer, EOTP is going to break down every fancy stat in order to help people understand what we're talking about all the time. Hopefully this series serves as a frame of reference throughout the future of the site.

An introduction to fancy stat summer school

We've had our several weeks of a break from hockey. Players are begrudgingly heading back to the gym, GMs are down to tinkering after the rush of free agency, it's time for all of us to get back to work. That means it's time to go to summer school.

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