Category Archives: 2013-14 Season

Game 76 vs NYR: Beat Chicago

Tyler Dellow recently made an excellent and brief explanation of why Corsi matters – success that defies possession metrics is very likely to be unsustainable over a large span of time. Corsi is predictive; although any given season will have … Continue reading

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Game 68 vs OTT: Advancing Stats, Part II

After an unexpected hot start, my blogging activity has finally regressed to its mean of zero. Sure my post percentage peaked for a while, but you could tell from my career average that it was completely unsustainable and due to … Continue reading

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Game 42 vs CAL: Erik Johnson Should Be On Your Olympic Team

I’m going to cut to the chase here – Erik Johnson has been one of the best defensemen in the NHL this year and it is unfathomable to me that he missed the cut for Team USA. Snubs for other … Continue reading

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Game 23 vs STL: Olympic Names

I was thinking of doing a quarter-season review earlier, but my poor pattern recognition failed to remind me that about a hundred other writers would be using that exact lead-in. So I’m doing things differently this time – rather than put … Continue reading

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Game 22 @ LAK: Regicide

One of the running themes for this year’s Avalanche (and the 2009-10 Avalanche, and the 2010-11 Avalanche) is that they’ve largely been powered by unsustainably high percentages and winning despite poor puck possession and being regularly outshot. Their gamess against … Continue reading

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Game 21 @ PHX: Hooked on Phoenix

Not many people outside of Phoenix have noticed, but the Coyotes have slipped into a good pace as fellow overachievers-of-the-month, spurred on by a tremendous 9-0-2 record at home. Like the Avalanche, their hot start belies some poor possession numbers … Continue reading

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Game 20 vs CHI: Disaster Recovery Plans

When I first published this blog, the Avalanche were coming off a 12-1-0 start, having scored 42 goals and allowed a paltry 19, and boasted a league-high penalty kill rate of 90.9%. The unheralded defense was stymieing opponents, Matt Duchene … Continue reading

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