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Every once-in-a-while I will rant on the concepts and ideas behind what numbers suggest in a series called Behind the Numbers, as a tip of the hat to the website that brought me into hockey analytics: Behind the Net.
Hey! Remember me?
I work full-time for (slash help run) HockeyData, a data tracking and analysis company. Because of this conflict of interest, it limits what I can and cannot talk about. The good news is I can still talk generalities, the basics behind analytical thinking in hockey, and other peoples’ good work, which fits my Behind the Numbers series.
Why have there been so few updates then? Been busy (…lazy).
One generality I’d like to rant about is how we look at and evaluate statistics and models: how meaningful different numbers are and why we view them that way.