Rob Vollman s Hockey Abstract 2014

Rob Vollman s Hockey Abstract 2014

More than just an update, this 2014 edition is 40% bigger and better, and includes heavyweight co-authors Tom Awad and Iain Fyffe.

Author: Rob Vollman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500717711

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Page: 326

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In the inaugural edition it was written that "statistical analysis is coming to hockey in a wave very similar to the one that hit baseball years ago," and guess what? That wave is here! With every passing season, there's another explosion of new analysts, new websites, new perspectives, and new developments. Non-traditional statistics are being used in TV and radio broadcasts, front offices are hiring statistical analysts, and newspapers and magazines are including whole new sets of data. It used to be that front offices, agencies, and media outlets would use analytics to get an edge, but now it's being used to avoid falling behind. Soon, venturing forward without an analytics team will be like venturing forward without trainers, or equipment managers. While we fans can certainly continue to enjoy the sport without analytics (and equipment managers), knowledge of the underlying numbers can help stretch that enjoyment. Acting as an invaluable supplement to traditional analysis, modern statistics can be used to test the validity of the conventional wisdom, and to gain insight into what teams are doing behind the scenes --- or maybe what they should be doing! Inspired by Bill James' Baseball Abstract, Hockey Abstract is not an annual guide to read once and place on a shelf, but a timeless reference of the mainstream applications and limitations of hockey analytics. More than just an update, this 2014 edition is 40% bigger and better, and includes heavyweight co-authors Tom Awad and Iain Fyffe. The Hall of Fame, what makes good players good, team-level player usage chart interpretations, shot quality, score effects, the value of enforcers, a deep look at goaltending, and a hunt for the game's best at scoring goals, drawing penalties, killing penalties and working the power play are all among this year's topics. Whether you use Hockey Abstract as a primer for today's new statistics, as a reference for leading edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, or whether you read it for its passionate and engaging story-telling, Hockey Abstract 2014 belongs on every serious hockey fan's bookshelf.
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Hockey Abstract Presents Stat Shot

Hockey Abstract Presents    Stat Shot

Making advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fans Advanced stats give hockeyÍs powerbrokers an edge, and now fans can get in on the action.

Author: Vollman, Rob

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781770909236

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 344

Making advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fans Advanced stats give hockeyÍs powerbrokers an edge, and now fans can get in on the action. Stat Shot is a fun and informative guide hockey fans can use to understand and enjoy what analytics says about team building, a playerÍs junior numbers, measuring faceoff success, recording save percentage, the most one-sided trades in history, and everything you ever wanted to know about shot-based metrics. Acting as an invaluable supplement to traditional analysis, Stat Shot can be used to test the validity of conventional wisdom, and to gain insight into what teams are doing behind the scenes „ or maybe what they should be doing. Whether looking for a reference for leading-edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, or for passionate and engaging storytelling, Stat Shot belongs on every serious hockey fanÍs bookshelf.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Stat Shot A Fan s Guide to Hockey Analytics

Stat Shot  A Fan   s Guide to Hockey Analytics

Acting as an invaluable supplement to traditional analysis, Stat Shot: A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics can be used to test the validity of conventional wisdom and to gain insight into what teams are doing behind the scenes — or maybe ...

Author: Rob Vollman

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773052502

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 174

With every passing season, statistical analysis is playing an ever-increasing role in how hockey is played and covered. Knowledge of the underlying numbers can help fans stretch their enjoyment of the game. Acting as an invaluable supplement to traditional analysis, Stat Shot: A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics can be used to test the validity of conventional wisdom and to gain insight into what teams are doing behind the scenes — or maybe what they should be doing! Inspired by Bill James’s Baseball Abstract, Rob Vollman has written a timeless reference of the mainstream applications and limitations of hockey analytics. With over 300 pages of fresh analysis, it includes a guide to the basics, how to place stats into context, how to translate data from one league to another, the most comprehensive glossary of hockey statistics, and more. Whether A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics is used as a primer for today’s new statistics, as a reference for leading edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, or read for its passionate and engaging storytelling, it belongs on every serious fan’s bookshelf. A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics makes advanced stats simple, practical, and fun.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Esprit De Corpse

Esprit De Corpse

The last milestone will be retirement. As illustrious as his career was, even the
Great Gretzky struggled with his best before date. Rob Vollman, author of Rob
Vollman's Hockey Abstract and co-author of the annual Hockey 3 Esprit De
Corpse.

Author: Thomas Caverly

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525508912

Category: Law

Page: 176

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Esprit De Corpse is a book for everyone. Policing sets the stage to show how to deal with life’s day to day challenges. Easily meant for those looking to be successful in law enforcement but more. It gives proper attention/respect to our friends and family who feel the effects of policing and gives insight in how to survive together. Anyone looking to improve in all areas of their life, at their profession, in the boardroom or at home can learn from this book.
Categories: Law

Stathead Hockey

Stathead Hockey

Hockey's advanced stats revolution started long before the Summer of Analytics.
Work with statistics goes all the way back ... “James was my inspiration,” wrote
Rob Vollman, author of Hockey Abstract. “Extremely well-worn copies of Baseball
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Author: Hans Hetrick

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781543514469

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 236

In pro hockey today, it's good to be a stathead. Coaches use stats to decide which players should be on the ice, when to reshuffle the lines, and how defend against each opponent. Players use stats to train and prepare and to get an edge after the puck is dropped. And sports reporters rely on data to describe the games. Today's hockey fans, who always want to be in the know, get more out of the action by joining the ranks of the statheads.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction