Total Hockey Rating (THoR): A comprehensive statistical rating of NHL Players
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03-04-2013, 01:16 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S Jersey near Philly
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One of the hockey related research papers is "Total Hockey Rating (THoR): A comprehensive statistical rating of National Hockey League forwards and defensemen based upon all (
) on-ice events" - and is a very interesting look at valuing players.
"Here we present a new comprehensive rating that accounts for other players on the ice will a give player as well as the impact of where a shift starts and of every non-shooting events
turnovers and hits that occur when a player is on the ice.
I recognize the legal maxim that states "hard cases make bad law," but let me give you an example of one of the most memorable plays I've ever seen in person- and postulate that the metric described above has little way of taking the contribution into account.
Philadelphia v. up-and-coming Ottawa team. Legion of Doom line. Renberg carries in puck from R Wing. Lindros gets deep into the zone, and angles to L side, then cuts behind the net as if preparing to start a cycle. Two defenders give complete attention to Lindros, which leaves Renberg partially open, and John LeClair completely open. Cross-ice pass/score.
Now Lindros had more to do with that goal than any player... and he didn't even touch the puck...
on the measurement attempt as given above. Needs to return to the shed for some overhaul work---
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