Alex Rodriguez has been making headlines since he entered Major League Baseball more than 20 years ago. Many of these headlines have been negative, but lately, those headlines have been a bit more positive.
While the use of advanced stats in sports analysis has become quite prominent over the last decade, there are still many detractors in the ranks of media, team personnel and fans.
Long before hockey teams hired analytics gurus and broadcasts cited Corsi and Fenwick, Rob Vollman studied hockey from a statistical perspective.
Three years ago, the Calgary Flames would have been the most hotly-debated team on the NHL playoff bubble by a wide margin. This year, they’re still among the leaders in argument subjects, but the debates are fewer and they’re less fierce.
While finishing first in the NHL is quite an accomplishment, I’m not sure any team’s ever taken pride in winning the President’s Trophy. Players, coaches, owners and fans want to win the Stanley Cup.
Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus and a producer for The Howard Simon show in Buffalo uses advanced stats. So we talked to him about it.
Advanced hockey stats are in their infancy compared to other sports.
What Derrick Rose and Patrick Kane's injuries mean for the short- and long-term championship expectations in Chicago.