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Beyond Checkerdome #65: Statvent !!!

Hopefully, 65 episodes is enough of a sample size

.... talk about blowing the jobs ...
.... talk about blowing the jobs ...
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We're designating a new holiday on the hockey calendar this year: StatVent. Basically, it's that point in the regular season when we get to crack open the various #FancyStats one by one, seeing what patterns and trends are showing up in the season. Look too soon, and they are meaningless... but by now, at this point, we have enough data to start drawing some conclusions. To this end, we call on our favorite #FancyStats guru, Robb Tufts, to tell us what's what. We talk about the Blues, the league, and what's new in the analytics world. Also, of course, the usual things - recapping the week, some beer chat, and the return of Physical Gestures!

Give it a listen, eh?

For a download link, click HERE

StatVent .. the second-best kind of Advent you can have....

Thanks for Robb for joining us and sharing his work and knowledge with us. You can read some of his stuff here on the site under the heading "Blues By The Numbers", and you can follow him on twitter at @robbtuftshockey .

Some of the sites we mentioned, and a good list of places to do your own research:

War On Ice

Hockey Abstract - in particular, the goaltender Quality Starts page and goalie comparisons

Behind The Net


..... and there's several more out there. That's a good sampling, but feel free to explore (and report back!)

Also, if you have any questions about this or anything else, feel free to reach out to us. You can find us on twitter at @ByndCheckerdome or via email at BeyondCheckerdome AT Gmail DOT com.

Also Also, remember that the article for Episode 64 had a poll ... if you haven't yet, please pay that a visit HERE.

Until next time-


Tim / CrossCheckRaise

Tyler / DonutKing