A primer on advanced hockey statistics.
"The changing relationship between goals and winning in Gary Bettman's NHL" or "More evidence on how the Bettman Point makes logic and reason cry"
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...
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 have potential weaknesses that aren't often accounted for?
What follows is the rankings for all 30 teams in six key categories: points percentage, goals for per game, goals against per game, special teams (power play and penalty killing) and goaltending (save percentage)