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Michel Therrien is a demonstrably bad coach.

Michel Therrien is a demonstrably bad coach.

Taking individual games back to 1952, and arranging them progressively from the lowest 2pS% to the highest, and setting a rolling 100-game average of the 2pS% and corresponding 2pGF% through those 45,000+ games. This is what you get.

Taking individual games back to 1952, and arranging them progressively from the lowest 2pS% to the highest, and setting a rolling 100-game average of the 2pS% and corresponding 2pGF% through those 45,000+ games. This is what you get.

As you gradually ramp up the minimum 5v5 Close TOI for players, their On-Ice SV% pulls toward the mean pretty heavily.

As you gradually ramp up the minimum 5v5 Close TOI for players, their On-Ice SV% pulls toward the mean pretty heavily.

Breaking down Corsi performance vs. expectation by defense groups.

Same as below, now looking at blocking shots and hitting the net. 

Same as below, now looking at blocking shots and hitting the net. 

Comparison of some offense measures among different types of defensemen; Google interactive charts were kinda buggy when I tried to insert them into a WordPress post, so here I am w/the image file.

Comparison of some offense measures among different types of defensemen; Google interactive charts were kinda buggy when I tried to insert them into a WordPress post, so here I am w/the image file.

Just a revisit to my regression predictions from January 1st, viewable here. Basically, I predicted negative regression for Montreal, Washington, Phoenix, Colorado, Toronto, and Anaheim, and positive regression for Florida and New Jersey.

Just a revisit to my regression predictions from January 1st, viewable here. Basically, I predicted negative regression for Montreal, Washington, Phoenix, Colorado, Toronto, and Anaheim, and positive regression for Florida and New Jersey.

Once again using Greg Sinclair’s great Super Shot Search site, here’s a comparative GIF of shooting locations for replacement, defensive, balanced, and offensive defensemen.

Once again using Greg Sinclair’s great Super Shot Search site, here’s a comparative GIF of shooting locations for replacement, defensive, balanced, and offensive defensemen.

Similar to the previous post, here are the shot locations of defensive defensemen (top) and replacement defensemen (bottom) over the last 5 years.

Stick tap to Greg Sinclair’s excellent Super Shot Search site for making this chart possible.

This is the last 5 years of shot location data for offensive defensemen (top) and balanced defensemen (bottom). The concentration of shots closer to the net seems a bit stronger for the offensive defensemen, though overall they are pretty close.

Stick tap to Greg Sinclair’s excellent Super Shot Search site for making this chart possible.

Rough “area of coverage” for a forward (offensive zone to the right).

Rough “area of coverage” for a forward (offensive zone to the right).

Rough “areas of coverage” for “defensive” defensemen (top) and “offensive” defensemen (bottom). Offensive zone is to the right.

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