Hockey Abstract Presents… Stat Shot: The Ultimate Guide to Hockey Analytics

ECW Press - 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 fan’s bookshelf.

. Ecw press. Stat shot is a fun and informative guide hockey fans can use to understand and enjoy what analytics says about team building, a player’s junior numbers, measuring faceoff success, the most one-sided trades in history, recording save percentage, and everything you ever wanted to know about shot-based metrics.

Hockey Abstract Presents... Stat Shot: The Ultimate Guide to Hockey Analytics - Making advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fansAdvanced stats give hockey’s powerbrokers an edge, and now fans can get in on the action.





Take Your Eye Off the Puck: How to Watch Hockey By Knowing Where to Look

Triumph Books - Take your Eye Off the Puck. A guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockeyMore and more fans are watching the NHL each week, but many of them don’t know exactly what they should be watching. How does an offense create shooting lanes for its best sniper? when a center breaks through and splits between two defensemen, to the chaos of the goalie’s crease, which defender is to blame? Why does a goalie look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the minor leagues the next? This guide for sports fans on how to watch and appreciate the game of hockey takes you inside a coach’s mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense.

Discussing topics such as what to look for when a team goes on the power play and why playing center might be the most grueling job in sports, Take Your Eye Off the Puck shows fans how to get the most out of watching their favorite sport.





Hockey Analytics: A Game-Changing Perspective

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Take your Eye Off the Puck. Whether you’re a fan, player or coach, Hockey Analytics will change how you experience hockey. In the fast and fluid game of hockey, time and space drive success. But hockey analytics hasn’t appreciated these two most important factors. It is simple, actionable and nothing like you’ve seen before.

A fraction of a second can be the difference between a one-timer finding the back of the net and a blocked shot that starts transition the other way. It hasn’t respected the complexity of the game…until now. Backed by the findings of an original study never before released to the public, Hockey Analytics demonstrates that—whether it is a failed pinch in the offensive zone, a missed rotation in the defensive zone or other blunder—the vast majority of goals are scored when the defense’s positioning is compromised.

Hockey Analytics: A Game-Changing Perspective - The authors identify the actions that give players the time and space to read, react and execute. Their findings will shock even the most experienced hockey minds and call into question strategies regularly employed by the game’s best coaches.





Stat Shot: A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics

ECW Press - Take your Eye Off the Puck. With over 300 pages of fresh analysis, the most comprehensive glossary of hockey statistics, it includes a guide to the basics, how to translate data from one league to another, how to place stats into context, and more. 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.

Stat Shot: A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics - A fan’s guide to hockey Analytics makes advanced stats simple, practical, and fun. With every passing season, statistical analysis is playing an ever-increasing role in how hockey is played and covered. Whether a fan’s guide to hockey analytics is used as a primer for today’s new statistics, or read for its passionate and engaging storytelling, as a reference for leading edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, it belongs on every serious fan’s bookshelf.





Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey's Greatest Coaches

Triumph Books - Dissect some of hockey's greatest moments with the men who set the pieces in motion. They can be branded as heroes, ousted as scapegoats, quietly valued as friends, and everything in between. Go straight to the source on what it's like to manage a dressing room full of the league's top stars or execute line changes with everything at stake.

They are motivators, key strategists, tough bosses, and choreographers. Signature games, and world championship contests—both wins and losses—are reflected upon and broken down in detail, Olympic gold medal clashes, making this essential reading for current and aspiring coaches, players, including Stanley Cup finals, and hockey fans alike.

Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds of Hockey's Greatest Coaches - . Take your Eye Off the Puck. It's all in the job description for an NHL head coach. In behind the bench, dan bylsma, todd mclellan, ken hitchcock, espn's craig custance sits down for film sessions and candid conversations with some of the game's most notable modern luminaries—names like Mike Babcock, Joel Quenneville, and Claude Julien—all of whom share their singular views on topics ranging from leadership secrets to on-ice game plans.





Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract 2017

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - While we fans can continue to enjoy the sport without doing any math, knowledge of the underlying numbers can help stretch that enjoyment. Whether you use hockey abstract 2017 as a primer for today's new statistics, or whether you read it for its passionate and engaging story-telling, as a reference for leading edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, Hockey Abstract 2017 belongs on every serious hockey fan's bookshelf.

It is a book about hockey, that uses statistics. Take your Eye Off the Puck. Hockey abstract 2017: Making advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fans. With every passing season, statistical analysis is playing an ever-increasing role in how the game is played, and how it is covered. Hockey fans both new and experienced with hockey analytics can use this as a guide to understand and enjoy the statistical perspective on topics such as the impact of rookies, hitter, faceoff specialist, how injuries can be predicted, clutch scorer, what makes a power play successful, and who is the NHL's best goalie, penalty-drawer, shot-blocker, passer, why rebuilds fail, what artificial intelligence and hockey analytics have in common, and value-priced player.

Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract 2017 - Acting as an invaluable supplement to traditional analysis, hockey abstract 2017 can be used to test the validity of the conventional wisdom, Hockey Abstract 2017 is not an annual guide to read once and place on a shelf, 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, but a timeless reference of the mainstream applications and limitations of hockey analytics.

There are also breakdowns of more topical questions, like why Washington loses in the playoffs, and who won the Weber-Subban trade. The fourth book in the series, hockey abstract 2017 contains over 300 pages of fresh analysis, including new player usage charts and analysis for all 31 NHL teams -- including the Vegas Golden Knights expansion team.

Hockey abstract 2017 is not a textbook, nor is it a book about statistics.





Tape to Space: Redefining Modern Hockey Tactics

Independently published - Should we play fast or slow? which players should play together?" Part 2 takes a modern approach to hockey tactics, using years of quantitative research by Stimson and others determined to find more efficient and optimal ways of playing the game. What works? what doesn't? how does this new approach work when clashing with an old-school coach? Stimson reevaluates everything from names of positions to optimal routes in transition play.

. You won't find a rigid system here, but a set of beliefs and ideology put on the ice that incorporates the highest levels of creativity, fluidity, and support. Finally in part part 3, a narration of Stimson's coaching experience as he attempts to bring this style of play to life at the 14U level. Take your Eye Off the Puck.

Tape to Space: Redefining Modern Hockey Tactics - He shows you, the coach, how to build a tactical framework from the ground up and illustrates how each aspect of the system links with each other. Part 1 details the overall philosophy behind team play, roster construction, and tactical decisions. This book will appeal to any coach wanting to learn more about analytics, and to any analyst wanting to learn more about tactics.

Stimson meets you in the middle and illustrates what can come out of union of the two: Total Hockey. Ryan stimson outlines a modern approach to playing fluid, creative hockey based on sound analytical research.





Hockey Plays and Strategies

Human Kinetics - Take your Eye Off the Puck. Shk01540 Carve out a spot on your bench, and in your library, for hockey's most comprehensive playbook. In this one-of-a-kind guide, you'll learn these skills: -puck movement within the neutral zone to set up for attack zone entry and scoring chances on the rush-capitalizing on all odd-man rush scoring chances and shutting down the opposition's opportunities-Executing lock-down defensive play in all zones to eliminate good scoring chances and shots on goal-More than 25 power play systems for both the one-man and two-man advantage to keep the defense off balance and produce more scoring chances-Penalty kill strategies that will stymie any attack and routinely clear the zone-Controlling the puck and breaking up the opposition's play with aggressive forechecking and backchecking strategies-Controlling the game with top-notch game management tips on line pairings and changes, key momentum changers, Hockey Plays and Strategies will guide smart, and many more in-game adjustments to keep your opponents on their heels throughout the gameWhether you're an experienced coach or taking the coaching reigns for the first time, consistent, and winning play.

Hockey plays and strategies presents all of the popular offensive, and special teams systems used in today's game, defensive, as well as tactical advice on making in-game adjustments and player match-ups at every level of play. Veteran coaches ryan walter and mike Johnston share more than 160 plays, systems, and strategies to control the ice and light up the net.





The Down Goes Brown History of the NHL: The World's Most Beautiful Sport, the World's Most Ridiculous League

Random House Canada - That's just life in the nHL, a league that often can't seem to get out of its own way. One moment, or shatters a longstanding record, skill and intensity that define the sport, shaking your head as a player makes an impossible play, you're in awe of the speed, or sobs into his first Stanley Cup. The "down goes brown" history of the NHL is the weird and wonderful league's story told as only Sean McIndoe can.

And at some point, you've probably wondered: Has it always been this way?     The short answer is yes. Shk01540 Rogers has shown up, and guys in yellow raincoats are officiating playoff games while everyone tries to figure out where the league president went. His obsessively detailed memory combines with his keen sense for the absurdities that make you shake your head at the league and yet fanatically love the game, allowing you to laugh even when your team is the butt of the joke and as a life-long Leafs fan, McIndoe takes the brunt of some of his own best zingers.

The Down Goes Brown History of the NHL: The World's Most Beautiful Sport, the World's Most Ridiculous League - As for the longer answer, well, that's this book. In this fun, irreverent and fact-filled history, Sean McIndoe relates the flip side to the National Hockey League's storied past. Take your Eye Off the Puck. Sean mcindoe of down goes brown, one of hockey's favourite and funniest writers, takes aim at the game's most memorable moments--especially if they're memorable for the wrong reasons--in this warts-and-all history of the NHL.

The nhl is, indisputably, weird.





Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football

Princeton University Press - In a new epilogue, winston discusses the stats and numerical analysis behind some recent sporting events, such as how the Dallas Mavericks used analytics to become the 2011 NBA champions. Winston uses easy-to-read tables and illustrations to illuminate the techniques and ideas he presents, and all the necessary math concepts--such as arithmetic, basic statistics and probability, and Monte Carlo simulations--are fully explained in the examples.

. Take your Eye Off the Puck. Mathletics blends fun math problems with sports stories of actual games, teams, and players, along with personal anecdotes from Winston's work as a sports consultant. Mathletics is a remarkably entertaining book that shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probability-related questions in professional baseball, basketball, and football, and in sports gambling.

Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football - Shk01540 After reading mathletics, and assists aren't enough to determine who's the NBA's best player--and much, rebounds, you will understand why baseball teams should almost never bunt, why points, why football overtime systems are unfair, much more. How does professional baseball evaluate hitters? is a singles hitter like wade boggs more valuable than a power hitter like david Ortiz? Should NFL teams pass or run more often on first downs? Could professional basketball have used statistics to expose the crooked referee Tim Donaghy? Does money buy performance in professional sports? In Mathletics, Wayne Winston describes the mathematical methods that top coaches and managers use to evaluate players and improve team performance, and gives math enthusiasts the practical tools they need to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of their favorite sports--and maybe even gain the outside edge to winning bets.





This Team Is Ruining My Life But I Love Them: How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan

ECW Press - Steve dangle’s incredible odyssey, podcaster, from self-starting leafs lover to sports-media star How do you turn ranting about hockey into a career? Steve “Dangle” Glynn is a YouTuber, and sports personality from Toronto, who managed to turn a 16-second online rant about the Maple Leafs into a career in sports media.

This is steve dangle and his accidentally on purpose journey through sports media so far. Shk01540 Take your Eye Off the Puck. From video blogging in his parents’ house at 19 to yelling on televisions across Canada at 28, Dangle has been involved with some of the most important sports companies in the country.

This Team Is Ruining My Life But I Love Them: How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan - . In between tales of steve’s adventures, both online and off, This Team Is Ruining My Life is also a kind of how-to or how-not-to guide: in an ever-evolving media landscape, sometimes you have to get creative to find the job you want.