Episode 75: Sharpening our Tools for Analysis

Seth Partnow joins the show for a big picture discussion about where hockey is right now compared to the other major sports in terms of its tools for analysis, and how it can cover that ground moving forward.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics covered:

3:10 Hockey catching up to the other sports
6:28 Misapplication of new information
9:30 Predictive vs. Descriptive
12:25 Tracking data
16:55 Teams incorporating analytics into decisions
19:24 Offense and Defense merging together
22:09 Putting pucks on net
27:37 Intangibles
32:24 Evaluating the play of defensemen
40:40 The concept of luck

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