Found March 10, 2014 on Mudcrutch79 Hockey:
PLAYERS: Luke Gazdic
TEAMS: Edmonton Oilers
I say this a lot but I sometimes feel like nobody hears me: a player’s Corsi% can’t be divorced from the context in which he plays. There’s been some talk lately about re-signing Luke Gazdic. I’m opposed to this but I feel compelled to note that I think people overstate the case against him (or, [...]

Oilers’ Practice Pace

The Edmonton Oilers have had a few parting players make remarks about the team, the coaching staff, and the general state of affairs over the years. Generally, not much is said that isn't already known, or little credence is put into what is said. But this season, both Ladislav Smid and Ilya Bryzgalov have mentioned that their new team’s have a much faster pace to their practise...

Kings center Jordan Nolan sucker punches Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu (GIF)

Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan was called for a double minor penalty after sucker punching Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu during a scrum in the final seconds of the second period in Sunday night's game.It happened as a little scrum broke out with four seconds remaining in the period. As referees tried to separate the players, Nolan can be seeing saying something...

Kings cruise to 7th straight win, 4-2 over Oilers

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NHL suspends Jordan Nolan for Sucker Punching Jesse Joensuu

This should have been more than a one-game suspension. This is ridiculous. There's no sense to this crap. You can't just punch an unsuspecting player like this. It's a violation of the hockey code. A one-game suspension for this barbaric act is absolute joke. Unacceptable! I don't care what the Oilers defenseman Jesse Jensuu did, if you want to fight him, challenge...

Who’s worse off: The Canucks or the Oilers?

It’s been a rough season if you’re a fan of the Vancouver Canucks or the Edmonton Oilers? One, the Canucks, see their Stanley Cup window slamming closed. The other, the Oilers, are in the midst of what’s becoming a decade…Read more →The post Who’s worse off: The Canucks or the Oilers? appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Lets talk Corsi…

I know I am in a bit of a minority but it is my opinion that one of the greatest failings of hockey analytics thus far is overstating the importance of Corsi at both the team and (especially) the individual level. In a post yesterday about Luke Gazdic Tyler Dellow of wrote: We care [...]The post Lets talk Corsi… appeared first on
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