Let's put our GM hat on for a second. It's our job to evaluate the performance of the personnel on our roster and determine who is the best asset in our repertoire. It's much easier for a traditional business manager to measure Return on Investment (ROI), but of course we operate in the non-traditional realm of sports. Valuing our assets is difficult because we cannot just consider the hard numbers like wins, points, age, salary, etc. but we must also be privy to the impalpable benefit a player may bring to the team. Yes, we are talking about the classic "Intangibles" argument. Since we are simply unable to quantify these intangible qualities, I have considered only the quantifiable metrics and left the qualitative speculation for someone much closer to the organization. However, I raise this concept to remind you that indeed, numbers are not everything (coming from a self-proclaimed analyst).
To see the running list of GameScores as they are updated weekly, navigate to the PlayerCards page.
When I first released my rendition of GameScore, I did so based on subjective relative weightings of importance. Essentially, I broke the quantifiable measures of stats into three tiers based on their perceived effect on an individual game's outcome. The highest weighted measures were scoring stats, the next highest were stats that measured scoring chances, and the lowest weighting was given to measures of events that created scoring chances. I have since recalculated my weights based on more quantifiable, and therefore more sound rationality.
The New Jersey Devils have acquired 26 year old defenseman Dalton Prout ($1.1MM) from Columbus in exchange for 31 year old defenseman Kyle Quincey ($1.25MM). Here's a look:
To find GameScore stats, navigate to the Playercards page.
Introducing: GameScore, a “catch-all” statistic that gives a relative idea of how a player performed on any given night in one convenient metric.
Today, February 18, 2017, Mike Cammalleri is listed as a healthy scratch for the Devils’ matchup against the 5th place Islanders. Based his reputation as a scorer, this move may raise some eyebrows initially. However, Coach John Hynes is completely justified in sitting Cammy out a game. Here’s why:
Use the tabs to change the report, play with the filters, and enjoy!
Lots of changes within the site this week. First, the entire site has been redesigned (duh) as a result of a hosting change. Second, the usual reports are all within this one article instead of having 3 separate posts. Lastly, I've added a scoring summary to the weekly report list.
To interact with the chart, toggle between the tabs at the top right to select which report you'd like to see and then play with the different filters to adjust TOI sample size, find specific players, or analyze specific positions. Hovering over data points will provide more concise information. Enjoy!
Why Should He Go?