Monthly archives for October, 2014

Bergeron Is A Monster

The best forwards in the NHL last season were Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, and Patrice Bergeron. And not necessarily in that order.  There isn’t much disagreement as to the first two, but most hockey fans wouldn’t put Bergeron in the same class.   They’d be wrong.   In almost every aspect of the game – […]

If Bozak Were Better He'd Get Demoted For Sure

In Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk the Toronto Maple Leafs have arguably the most potent pair of first line wingers in the NHL. Last year the two finished 6th and 16th in the league in goals, with a total of 67 between them.   Imagine the damage they could do if they had a […]

Experimenting With Unbiased Analytics

Anyone who has taken Statistics 101 understands the importance of randomness in generating a useful data set, and you don’t need a PhD in game theory to acknowledge the wisdom of conceding a battle or two to win a war.   Putting these basic ideas into practice isn’t always easy.   In my first job […]