Staturday Weekly Column #2: Where do we start? Advanced Stats Primer, Part 2

Last week, in the inaugural post of my new weekly column, we looked at some stats and resources that cover the basics of what we can call “advanced stats” or “analytics” in hockey. To recap:
Corsi (CF%) measures how many shot attempts (shots, misses, blocked shots) there are while a player is on the ice
Production (points) can be measured in a number of different ways
Expected Goals (xGF%) is similar to Corsi, but it weighs the shot attempts based on how good they were, usually based just on where the shot was taken
Shot attempt models like Corsi and Expected Goals have a reasonably good correlation with future wins, so that’s why they’re important
In this post, I’m going to branch out a little further from these base values and talk about the loads of other stats that are available for the NHL.
The beauty of publicly available data is that it takes a ton of grass roots effort to make it happen. Please consider donating to the creators of these tools so that you can support them, and so that you can access them too. Patreon links for the creators will be in their specific …

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Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation

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