Archive for August 2010

Interview on The Standard news show

Interview on The Standard news show

SSC co-founder Michael Schuckers was interviewed by the Canadian cable news show The Standard with Peter Klein on VisionTV/JoyTV. The show will air on August 22, 2010 at 8pm on JoyTV10 in Vancouver. Part of the discussion that they had was about the use of statistical methods for the evaluation of National Hockey League talent. [Update: The video of the interview can be found in the Moneypuck Interview blog entry.] Tweet



Moneypuck Interview

Moneypuck Interview

Moneypuck Interview with Michael Schuckers from The Standard with Peter Klein on JoyTV in Vancouver, BC. This interview was first broadcast August 22, 2010. This is a two part interview. Part 1 of the interview focuses on the use of statistical methods for the evaluation of National Hockey League talent. Part 2 of the interview focuses on Schuckers’ work in bioauthentication. Tweet



So What’s a Goal Worth

So What’s a Goal Worth

In our last entry below we looked at the non-signing of Antti Niemi and the signing of Marty Turco by the Chicago Blackhawks.  At the end of that discussion we highlighted Roberto Luongo and his skill.  (Yes, yes, I hear the complaining from Western BC about his playoff performance.)  The question that we wondered about was what does it mean that Luongo saves you about eight and a half goals over what Niemi saves for you?  What does 8.5 goals mean or extrapolating to a  [...]



Turco for Niemi (4 goals for $1.45 million)

Turco for Niemi (4 goals for $1.45 million)

So last week I was at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Vancouver. It was a great conference and I presented some work on  spatial mapping of shot probabilities for shooters and goalies.  My poster was on Monday the day that the Blackhawks signing of Turco was announced.  The spatial probability mapping of the offensive zone for Turco is given below. Red indicates areas where goals are scored at a higher rate than average against him.  Blue indicates areas where goals are scored at lower rates  [...]



Spatial Analysis of NHL Shot Data

Spatial Analysis of NHL Shot Data

NHL Shot Probability Maps slides based upon poster presentation at 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings. Tweet



2010 Best Poster Award at Joint Statistical Meetings

2010 Best Poster Award at Joint Statistical Meetings

SSC co-founder Schuckers presented a poster entitled An Analysis of National Hockey League Shot Data at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC. The poster won the Section on Statistics in Sports Best Poster Award. Powerpoint slides based upon the poster presentation Tweet