Category: hockey

Today was a long day.  We got to Phoenix Muni early, almost too early.  Parking was open, but the stadium wasn’t, so we went inside the shop to browse around.  I bought myself another straw hat, since you can never have too many of them.  When we finally got inside, we headed over near the A’s dugout area.  I snapped a bunch of pictures of the players taking batting practice and throwing the ball around.

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[originally posted on Fear the Fin]

I follow a great NFL stats blog called Advanced NFL Stats, that uses live win-probability modeling to determine which of the two teams is most likely to win. This football off-season the author of that blog has started looking at other sports, hockey being one of them. The post on March 9th was his first about modeling hockey games. In the post, he describes the Poisson equation and how to determine the probability of a team scoring or allowing a certain amount of goals, and through that, the possibility of them winning games.  Go ahead and read his post. I’ll wait….. OK! So I thought it might be neat to see what the Sharks numbers were…

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