Tag Archives: analytics

The Battle Between Jack Capuano and Garth Snow

  A GM who builds his team based on analytics best practices and drafts conducted by their Director of Analytics since 2006 is bound to piss off an old-time coach eventually. When the pressure built last season there were rumblings of a discord between Capuano and internal staff. There was also blowback from players on Capuano’s methods. Overall, most veteran ... Read More »

Could The NY Islanders Go Shopping In Free Agency Market?

  History hasn’t been good for the Islanders when depending on free agency for help. They have had very mixed results through the years due to fact that someone else in the NHL is always willing to overpay for aging and declining players. Let us revisit that last wordage: Aging and declining players. That is the truth of free agency ... Read More »

Isles Win Game 1, Now Onto Game 2 TONIGHT

Looking at Game 1 Analytically last night was no banner game for the NY Islanders. But, as I cited in our last blog, these games are more about how a best player and goalie play as opposed to looking at the Corsi stats for players…. Which is why and what mattered in game 1. Best player and best goalie in ... Read More »

The Prince of Brooklyn: Don’t Overlook Shane Prince

  It was Christmas time for NY Islanders fans. Despite the fact they haven’t seen much of an NHL trade deadline gift in years, they sat by the tree, ripping through reams of wrapping paper… and then scratched their head as they saw Ottawa’s Shane Prince in the final minutes.   Then there was a great wail, as a thousand ... Read More »

The Brockalypse Is Coming: Will Brock Nelson Sign In Time?

The Brockalypse is coming as we come down to the wire for Brock Nelson to be signed before training camp (and being sat out for the season). To provide insurance, Garth Snow signed Stever Bernier to a PTO. Bernier is a 3rd line grinder. He can be a short-term power forward who also is capable on the penalty kill. Good energy player and ... Read More »

IslesBeat Guide for the Thinking Fan: How player metrics and salary determine offseason consideration for the Isles defense

Part 2: The Islanders Defensemen   In part 1 we used War-on-Ice metrics to capture a summary/overall view of forwards total contribution to their team in their Goals Against Replacement (GAR). If you missed that piece, click here.  GAR uses key quantitative metrics including, face-offs, penalties drawn/taken, shot metrics in variable game situations to calculate how many goals a player’s efforts ... Read More »

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