Found August 02, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
In my summer look at sabermetrics and hockey, I have recently looked at team Corsi ratings.  This is the difference between a team's attempted shots (shots on goal, blocked shots and missed shots) and those of their opponents in 5 on 5 situations.  This number is interesting because it shows team's puck possession ability.  A team that has the puck will have a positive Corsi and a team that plays without the puck will have a negative one.  The number correlates with the success of each individual team, but it is an imperfect method to rank teams because it neglects several important facets of hockey including special teams, goaltending quality and shot quality.  The NHL's leader in the 2013 season by team Corsi is the Los Angeles Kings.  They posted a +495 team Corsi.  In a 48 game schedule, this means that they attempted more than ten extra shots than their opponents at even strength per game.  That is a significant difference in puck possession. While doing this, t...
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