Sabremetrics/Microstats in Hockey
View Single Post
04-04-2012, 03:01 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
I think some basic and clearly stated definitions would help many of us start to try and get a handle on some of these mico stats.
For starters, a relatively precise definition of "puck possession", I would think, would be essential as this concept seems to be a cornerstone of micro stats.
A little primer on Corsi wouldn't hurt either. This
seems to be
the most favored analytical model of micro stats enthusiasts. I've been able to find a few articles on Corsi. But, it would be useful to get a basic definition of it and the reasons it is believed so powerful from those who find Corsi to be superior to traditional stats.
The reality is-as with any new product which seeks to replace a long used traditional product-that the new product is not going to be accepted until it is properly sold. Endorsement by a few statisticians and analysts isn't going to get the new product accepted. It's understood (by me, anyway) that a basic understanding of statistics (means, regression, standard deviations, etc.) is required to understand the metrics.
Corsi et al. shouldn't be too hard to sell if it is a much better tool than traditional stats. Not too many are going to hold on to their 8 tracks when they can use CDs.
View Public Profile
Cyclones Rock's albums
Find More Posts by Cyclones Rock