As you can tell from the content on this blog, I am a really big fan of statistical analysis and the NHL. I haven’t blogged in some time simply because I have been deeply engrossed by the 2011 playoffs, where I am lucky enough to say that I am a diehard Bruins fan. With that [...]
A ways back I put up a post that uses R to plot the scoring trends of an NHL player. Given the recent chatter on sports talk radio around Boston, I used my script to plot the data for Michael Ryder. His scoring history plot is shown below.
Last week Jack Edwards raised the fact that Milan Lucic was the first Bruin player to join the 30 Goal / 100 Penalty Minute club in a few years. It got me thinking about the other players who have accomplished this feat and wanted to hack up some data using R. The code below grabs [...]
I am a big Boston Bruins fan and have enjoyed the ups and downs over the last few years, regardless of the catastrophes that have occurred during the playoffs. The team struggled a few weeks ago, but have recently seemed to find their stride. During that time frame, in my opinion Nathan Horton was a [...]
Nothing like a little Sunday morning data hacking before a big game! I have been wanting to play with the NHL play-by-play event files for some time now. The JSON datasets provide a wealth of information about each event in the game including the location, as defined by the fields xcoord and ycoord. I am [...]