One sabermetric issue that I am watching this season is how well is Brendan Morrison of the Calgary Flames doing. Brendan Morrison is a test case on the Corsi theory. The idea behind Corsi theory is that counting attempted shots both for and against is a very strong gage of puck possession. This is more useful that looking at goals scored based analysis because goals are strongly dependent upon shooting percentages and saves percentages of all the twelve players on the ice. This is something individual players have little control over in general. I have written about this here.
David Johnson of the Hockey Analysis website is a proponent of the contrary position. He has chosen Brendan Morrison of the Calgary Flames as a test case to make his argument. Before this season, Morrison looked good by Johnson’s goals based analysis and looked like a poor signing by conventional Corsi analysis.
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