Hockey

What’s Different With the Toronto Maple Leafs This Year?

By Liam Kindred If there’s one thing to know about being a Maple Leafs fan, it’s to never get your hopes up about a regular season. Over the last few years, fans have seen the iconic franchise break their franchise records for regular-season wins and points yet continuously come up short in the opening round …

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The Stanley Cup Formula: An investigation through machine learning

By Owen Kewell NHL seasons follow a formulaic plotline. Entering training camp, teams share a common goal: win the Stanley Cup. The gruelling 82-game regular season separates those with legitimate title hopes from those whose rosters are insufficient, leaving only the sixteen most eligible teams. The attrition of playoff hockey gradually whittles down this number …

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What\’s a Corsi Anyway?: An Intro to Hockey Analytics

By Owen Kewell, Scott Schiffner, Adam Sigesmund (@Ziggy_14), Anthony Turgelis (@AnthonyTurgelis) Advanced statistics is an area that has recently started to pick up steam and shift into the mainstream focus in hockey over the past decade. Many NHL teams now employ full-time analytics staff dedicated to breaking down the numbers behind the game. So, what makes analytics …

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