Welcome to The Hockey-Graphs Podcast! Our first episode showcases Ryan Stimson‘s recent article; Identifying Team Playing Styles With Clustering. Ryan and Adam discuss: how the piece came about, the methodology of the clustering, the pros and cons of each individual cluster and how to use this data to better team results. Any comments are appreciated, the goal is to produce a podcast that people want to hear.
Long has it been argued that sustained zone time is a reliable way to not only prevent your opponents from scoring but as a way to produce offense of your own. The argument that is often made, or at least the one that’s often heard, is that the longer you are in the offensive zone the more likely it is that the defense will become fatigued and make a mistake that leaves someone open for a prime scoring opportunity.
So let’s test that theory by asking a more data driven question; does sustained zone time lead to an increase in shooting percentage?