Archive for November 2014

Dealing with the NHL’s RTSS recording of Events

Dealing with the NHL’s RTSS recording of Events

One of the aspects of the statistical analysis of hockey that has been cited as a reason not to trust the results that have been generated is the quality of the data produced by the NHL’s Real Time Scoring System (RTSS).  Here is an article with some NHL GM’s talking about the quality of the data.  Also there have been several studies that have found that there are inconsistencies in the recording of these events from rink to rink.   These studies include work by Boyle, Zona,  […]



Schuckers Talk at Carleton University

So last Friday, I gave a talk at Carleton University.  Here is the abstract: Recently there has been a good deal of interest in the use of statistical methods and statistical thinking in sports. Work of this kind has been going on for many many years though often behind the scenes. With the publication of Michael Lewis’ Moneyball and the subsequent movie of the same name, the interest in this kind of work has grown extensively. Further evidence of this can be found in the  […]