Archive for May 2014

2013-14 Total Hockey Ratings

2013-14 Total Hockey Ratings

  I’ve updated the Total Hockey Ratings (THoR) for the 2013-14 season.  Both the Even Strength and the All Events can be found on the THoR Page.  Recall that THoR evaluates each play from the NHL’s RTSS system for it’s likelihood to lead to a goal in the subsequent 20 seconds.  We then get a rating for players by accounting for their impact after adjusting for quality of teammates, quality of competition, zone starts, score effects, etc.  The outcome metric here is Wins above replacement  […]



Estimating the Lower Bound for the Return on Investment for Hockey Analytics

Last week it was announced that the New Jersey Devils had hired Sunny Mehta to be their Director of Hockey Analytics.  Just over a month ago, Craig Custace wrote a piece($) for ESPN Insider on the New Jersey Devils search for a Director of Hockey Analytics.  In that article, there was an underlying tone that hockey analytics was expensive.  Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy nailed a part of this a couple days after when he wrote (under #3): I love this idea that more NHL  […]