With every passing season, statistical analysis is playing an ever-increasing role in how the game 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 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, Rob Vollman has written a timeless reference of the mainstream applications and limitations of hockey analytics. With more than 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 you use this book as a primer for today’s new statistics, as a reference for leading edge research and hard-to-find statistical data, or you read it for its passionate and engaging story-telling, this book belongs on every serious fan’s bookshelf.
Stat Shot: A Fan’s Guide to Hockey Analytics makes advanced stats simple, practical, and fun for hockey fans.