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Is The Blues' Secondary Scoring Slipping?

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There've been some friendly Twitter discussions among Game Timers regarding the Blues' offense and rate of scoring. What better way to discuss it than in more than 140 characters?

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Penguins Surviving as an Outlier of Predictive Stats, or Corsi Schmorsi

Our Pittsburgh Penguins are struggling to out shoot components, seeing Corsi and Fenwick (FF) percentages drop like a rock, yet they keep winning. The concern is that Corsi and Fenwick are...

Lightning numbers: Evaluating the Lightning's new defensemen

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We examine the statistics that new Lightning defensemen Sami Salo and Matt Carle put up in 2011-12 and compare them to the Lightning's 2011-12 defense corps.

Question of the week: What would you measure?

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Question of the week: If you could measure anything in hockey, what would it be and how would it work?

Lightning Numbers: Games 52-65

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Time for another look at the Lightning's performance statistics, including the Lightning's playoff chances as of March 4.

What Lightning fans should know about PDO

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PDO might be statistical jargon, but it's something that should give Lightning fans hope that things will improve.

What's this I hear about newfangled stats?

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This topic has come up a couple of times, and I know everyone has their own taste for how they observe and enjoy the game. But as you'll occasionally see me refer/link to stats that don't appear in the NHL boxscore -- and more often than not they'll be from Behind the Net -- here is a bit about some of them. I'd never pretend that numbers define this chaotic game, but they can help us understand it better. And they certainly provide some context on a season or a player, particularly after the fact. It's hard enough to watch one player for a whole game, much less 19 guys -- usually 5 of them simultaneously -- over 82 games. So I like to use these rate stats to question my own observational biases. If you ever have questions about these, the above links are good resources to peruse. But also don't hesitate to say "more of this, please" or "less of that, please" or log any questions. ... Though my answer will usually be something akin to "The world is a confusing and chaotic place."

A beginner's guide to the new stats

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Way back in mid-August I posted about some of hockey's 'new' stats, a piece that drew a ton of commentary from within the blogosphere. The follow-up was intended to be a list of "10 key new metrics...

Please Welcome Behind The Net! SB Nation is pleased to announce the arrival of Gabe Desjardins and...

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Please Welcome Behind The Net! SB Nation is pleased to announce the arrival of Gabe Desjardins and his fantastic blog covering all things hockey statistics: Behind The Net! Gabe has been covering hockey stats for a while now at his old site and we are thrilled to have him aboard! Welcome Gabe!

Putting your faith in the 'new' stats

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Which stats do you often rely on in evaluating players (or settling message board arguments)? Which do you think are overlooked by bloggers in terms of their usefulness? Which are over-relied on or...

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