What makes a good hockey player? Is it how many pucks they can put in the back of the net? Their commitment to the team? Their defensive abilities? How about their presence on the ice?
With so many variables, in recent years hockey pundits and analysts alike are turning to advanced statistics to determine whether or not an athlete is earning his keep on the ice. Gone are the days of judging somebody purely on their plus-minus averages. Today it's all about PDO's TORT's, CORSI's and FENWICK's.
This week's episode of The Timeout dives into the burgeoning field of advanced analytics featuring an interview with Edmonton Journal columnist David Staples.