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10-30-2013, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Hammer Time View Post
Very interesting work. So far the results don't seem to be anything surprising - definitely cross-ice passes and deflections are how a lot of goals get scored, while pretty much any NHL goalie can consistently stop the unscreened shot. But once this study is complete, we can start figuring out how to quantify shot quality, and that is a big step forward for hockey analytics.
I think it will be interesting when you get details on goalies (eg, which goalies do well against which types of situations), as well as team data (which teams allow a lot of cross-ice passes? which teams get a lot of cross-ice passes). That will give information to separate great goalies from great defensive systems, and isolate shot quality for teams.

I wish they had defensive and offensive tips separated, since that could help with analysis on whether a team is better to get in the lane to block shots or clear the lane as much as possible.

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