Vancouver Canucks players and staff participate in the annual Jake Milford Charity Invitational Golf Tournament (September 17th, 2014)
Gagner speaking to media in Arizona.
So a while back I made a masterpost for people wanting to get into Fancy Stats. So instead of constantly responding to messages I have got around to creating a long masterpost: If you would like to be added to the tumblr users, throw me a nice message. On with the shows!
So you want to get into fancystats?
- The Faker’s Guide to Advanced Stats in the NHL: Basic steps to soft understanding and getting use to terms and also a little how to join in light discussions with it. A little satire but VERY condensed.
- econd City Hockey’s basic Guide: Part 1 / Part 2.
You like female writers? You like nice easy worked through basic examples? Here you go!
- Don’t like the Hawks? PPP Did do their own set!
- Français? Hate the Leafs? Fancy Stat Summer School on EoTP in both French and English
- EVEN THE BLUE JACKETS Have friendly guides. They are simple and open and it’s the Blue Jackets!
- Arctic Ice Hockey’s FAQ/Understanding series. Have A question? It might be here.
- Twitter Q and A about Stats by fans with a great writer. Can’t find what your looking for? Try here
- Need a nice example? Subtly is key!
- What to avoid? Be wary of Hot Takes
- Like pictures and funny stuff? Try here
- Still struggerling with Corsi? Try CORGIS
- Stuck with more of the obscure one? CorsiQoC???? Go here!
Don’t understand a term? Glossaries!
- SportingCharts is a nice visual representation of traditional and other stats. Their glossary is pretty useful
- Almost every stat and their definition.
- French translations of fancy stats.
- Wordy “how to” guide.
- Leaf’s nation massive cheatsheet!
Cool! Now where do I get the stats? What is an extra skater?
- Extra skater recently died, but in it’s birth gave use LOTS more sites:
- Behind the Net. Ye olde other ES replacement
- Hockey Analysis : If your new this may seem a bit daunting but if you have a fetish for databases then go ahead.
- Progressive Hockey One of the first to rise from the ES ashes. Very useful friend and pretty.
- War on Ice DO YOU LIKE TABLES? Still in development but I like tables.
- Fenwick Stats After Hockey Abstract made Fenwick situations popular. This appeared. Nice formula
- Dangle Factory.Projected stats for players. Great if you are a fantasy nut.
- Journal of Hockey Analytics I can’t find a “tag” but if you want a nice chunk of reading a week. Go here.
- Sporting Charts - I like pictures. This is where I get those “Heatmaps” I throw at people.
- QuantlHockey - Just another site.
- ESPN Pentalies - I’;s really helpful to see who’s the dirty rats and who’s not.
- ShutDownLine - This man if you did not know, spent his summer watching every single NHL game the past season and marking down zone entries. Follow him, he posts funny screencaps even if your not interested in fancystats. Dude took one for the team.
Not sure if you want to get into it? Not sure on fancy stats at all?
- Here I’ll post a few little things if you were still undecided on the subject.
- Laura Saba, one of my favourite female writers posted this about getting into fancystats Read the first part
- Round Table on Fancy Stats Has all your friendly faces on like Steve Dangle. Will help with any misconceptions
- Fancy Stats and the Average Fan: A little bit wordy but a casual fans tale of getting softly into fancy stats
Still stuck? Want to ask someone?
There are plenty of people that are more than friendly to ask. Do not b scared! Berkshire might be known as “Jerkshire” but trust me, they are all very friendly. HEre’s my of the top list of twitter people who you can ask.
Andrewberkshire (Ignore what Dangle said he’s a friendly guy) / RegressedPDO / ShutdownLine / ArikParnass / MimicoHero / theactivestick <—another great female writer / ml_han <—guy who used to run Number Cruncher on the Canadiens website. / ngreenberg / happycaraT / robelbaz. / Most SbNation bloggers minus BattleOfCali are open to ask. I float around EoTP and any questions, help or discussion the people there are pretty nice. Stay away rom BattleOfCali though. Trust me.
…But I don;t have twitter and bigger forums scare me! What about tumblr???
- Steve Dangle has a tumblr. the url is pretty obvious -> stevedangle
- My inbox is always open
- hastybooks is a not just a genius fanfiction writer.
- lahs-ellah will probably say “I DON’T KNOW ANYTING” but trust me, she’s just as smart as me.
- There’s probably others. Feel free to add yourself onto this list if you
I like Books.
- Hockey Abstract - It’s cheap. It”s understable. It’s greatly interesting.
- Shutdownline - Wants to release a book with his data!
- Hockey Book Reviews - Books. Books Books.
- More Books
What about other leagues?
- Mimicohero - Posts random Fancy stats of the KHL
- KHL Stats page - Might not have your CF but it has your TOI amongst other things for basic work.
- There is probably more. But I am not aware of them. I do not know the SHL very well other than “Laugh at modo”
I shall keep this updated hopefully but for now, Have fun x
Stick to your day job @lindholmelias
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This week, we head back to the ice — this time with Dallas Star Jamie Benn and LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out”.