Thursday, February 05, 2004


I'm a big fan of sabermetrically inclined baseball sites like Baseball Prospectus and Baseball Primer. I've looked for similar statistically inclined sites for hockey, but they seem to be rare.

Well, today Colby Cosh features a solid piece on the correlation of a team's goal differential and place in the standings (thanks to Off Wing Opinion for the link). For those of you familiar with the concept of Pythagorean standings in baseball, this would be the hockey equivalent.

I've only had time to briefly look at the numbers, but Cosh found that, based on their current goal differntial of +61, the Senators should have 78 points right now.

I hope to write in greater depth about the article later, but for now go take a look.