Tag Archives: Stats Nerds

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 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 17 @ CAR: Is the Metropolitan Division Underrated?

Before this blog’s third inception, I decided that one of the changes I make would be to keep a schedule with topics assigned to certain games, so that I’d have some sort of inspiration lined up and avoid that slippery … Continue reading

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Game 16 vs WAS: The Backup Plan

Sorry kids, lazy post today – it’s 4 in the morning, I’m full of beer, and I’ve just remembered that I’ve barely written anything for the Capitals game. I’ll try my best to form a few coherent sentences here – … Continue reading

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Game 15 vs CAL: Advancing Stats

One interesting compare-and-contrast exercise going into this next game is that despite a huge gap in standings position, both the Avalanche and Flames have similarly atrocious Corsi ratings at even strength – that is, they tend to give up far … Continue reading

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Game 14 vs NSH: How to Maximize Your Talbot

Hi, welcome to Delicious Icing! This is a reboot of a reboot of a blog, which really says volumes about my attention span. I’m hoping that the third time’s the charm, but if you’re viewing this a year from now … Continue reading

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