#CBJHAC: A datavis-first approach to figuring out the world of hockey analytics

Over the weekend of February 8-9, 2020, the Columbus Blue Jackets hosted their Hockey Analytics Conference (CBJHAC). Organised by Alison Lukan (@AlisonL) of The Athletic, the conference gave an in-depth look into the current state of the art in hockey analytics. I was very fortunate to be able to attend with a million thanks to … Continue reading #CBJHAC: A datavis-first approach to figuring out the world of hockey analytics

Visualising team scoring across the NHL halfway through the 2019-20 season

The 2019-20 regular season has officially passed its halfway point, as 638 of 1271 total regular season games have been played by the end of January 2, 2020. Now was a good a time as any to take a look at how Point Share Shells so far this season have turned out. Looking at the … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL halfway through the 2019-20 season

Comparing the cumulative expected versus actual goals against differential for David Rittich of the Calgary Flames between the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

Support for David Rittich should be the Flames’ top priority

The Calgary Flames are in the middle of a hopeful turnaround to their season. Much to everyone's pleasure, Geoff Ward has began his tenure as the interim head coach with a winning streak. The Flames have played largely mediocre hockey through the first third of the season, and their record shows it. With a 14-12-4 … Continue reading Support for David Rittich should be the Flames’ top priority

Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Atlantic Division teams

Earlier this offseason, I made a data visualisation showing the distances of shots and goals for the Calgary Flames. It was fascinating seeing the various types of offence different Flames had, and I wanted to see how the rest of the league fared. Throughout this week, shot and goal distance charts for all 31 teams … Continue reading Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Atlantic Division teams

Pittsburgh Penguins Shot Attempt and Goal Distances. Forwards. Minimum 30 games played, arranged by goals for. Goals indicated by coloured markers. Chart by Bill Tran. thewincolumn.ca. Data from MoneyPuck.com

Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Metropolitan Division teams

Earlier this offseason, I made a data visualisation showing the distances of shots and goals for the Calgary Flames. It was fascinating seeing the various types of offence different Flames had, and I wanted to see how the rest of the league fared. Throughout this week, shot and goal distance charts for all 31 teams … Continue reading Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Metropolitan Division teams

Colorado Avalanche Shot Attempt and Goal Distances. Forwards. Minimum 30 games played, arranged by goals for. Goals indicated by coloured markers. Chart by Bill Tran. thewincolumn.ca. Data from MoneyPuck.com

Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Central Division teams

Earlier this offseason, I made a data visualisation showing the distances of shots and goals for the Calgary Flames. It was fascinating seeing the various types of offence different Flames had, and I wanted to see how the rest of the league fared. Throughout this week, shot and goal distance charts for all 31 teams … Continue reading Visualising 2018-19 shot and goal distances for Central Division teams