Cornwall Ontario – This is our second installment of my NHL Win Efficiency tool! LINK to #1
There have been some surges and dramatic falls since October 26th!
Without further adieu here’s the TOP EIGHT list for November 5th, 2018!
Tampa Bay 9.96
NY Islanders 7.32 *
Arizona 6.32 *
Dallas 3.66 *
and the worst 8
Ottawa -4.90 *
Chicago -4.0 *
NY Rangers -2.52
I’ve always felt that for a stat to be productive the general rule is that given over a large body of data a positive result would be better than a negative one. A team’s goal differential is a very important number. Puck luck is always a factor, but the larger the body of data the less puck luck should impact a result.
Yes, you can use fancy graphs and charts that look really cool if you’ve had more than two mushrooms, but at the end of the day there’s always something that could be said for simplicity.
What also was really interesting was the over all divisional numbers.
The Pacific has rebounded, but still is under the zero mark. The Atlantic dropped by nearly 5 points, and Nashville keeps fueling the Central.
You can have the greatest goalie get a shutout, but in Hockey you still need to score at least one goal more than the other team to win. Goal differential is an undervalued team stat, and in many cases misunderstood.
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