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  1. The NHL Dives Into the Advanced-Stats Pool

    Sean McIndoe

    News broke last week that the Edmonton Oilers had hired Tyler Dellow, a well-known blogger and advanced stats pioneer. The move follows on the heels of the Devils hiring Sunny Mehta, the Maple Leafs hiring Kyle Dubas as assistant general manager, and...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. Summer trending: Metro Division

    Craig Custance

    Mikhail Grabovski has long had fans in the advanced stats community. He's a guy who drives possession on bad possession teams, which earns him points in the world of analytics. New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano was won over by Grabovski and cl...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. Melo Ball goes back to the future

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    There was a time when it didn't look as if Carmelo Anthony would be so sought after at age 30. When he was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks in February 2011, he was the bane of the advanced-stats community, his reputation sliced ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. NBA Draft: Who do analytics rate best?

    Ryan Feldman

    There has been a huge analytics movement lately in the NBA - 23 of the 30 teams have analytics departments. Some, but not all, advanced stats translate well from college to the NBA. Which ones translate the best? REBOUND PERCENTAGE Rebound per...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  5. The People Tracking Every Touch, Pass And Tackle in the World Cup...

    With each click and drag of a mouse, young soccer fanatics are creating the building blocks of the advanced stats that are changing how the sport is played, watched and analyzed. Opta and Prozone are among the companies that have...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  6. Building Hockey's Advanced Stats Dream Team

    Last week, the basketball website a fun exercise, asking NBA fans to pick their dream starting five. The catch? It assigned dollar values to each legend and set up a monetary constraint which no lineup's total co...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. Jonah Keri Podcast: With Special Guest Bob Ryan

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri debates the Boston Globe's Bob Ryan on the virtues of advanced stats, and on the Red Sox's season. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here. To s...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  8. Jonah Keri Podcast: Dave Cameron and Mark Feinsand

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri talks to FanGraphs' Dave Cameron about advanced stats, the Angels, and the Tigers, and to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News about the Yankees. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, and...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  9. Colorado Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon is in line for Calder ...

    Staff

    In ESPN The Magazine, a panel of NHL experts analyzed hockey players using the eye test and advanced stats to predict who will take home four major player awards -- the Selke, Calder, Vezina and Norris trophies.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  10. NHL -- 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- Despite the score, Wild in co...

    Pierre LeBrun

    The Minnesota Wild outshot, outchanced, outhit, outhustled, outwhatevered the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night to even their first-round series, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  11. Kings' Disappointing Playoff Run Surprises Advanced Stats

    The Los Angeles Kings were this season, according to the most predictive team statistic hockey's analytics movement has to offer. Now they're against the San Jose Sharks in the playoffs, and in real danger of bei...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  12. Georgia Tech Spring Football: Not Soft-Nosed, But Wet-Nosed

    Holly Anderson

    As college football ventures further into the mathy realm of advanced stats, we have a couple requests for measurable metrics we'd like to see developed: * Cussedness. The poor holler cousin of what the pundit class smoothly refers to as &...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  13. Penn Station: Thunder duo lack synergy

    Henry Abbott

    In a new feature, Penn Station, ESPN NBA analyst Tom Penn uses some advanced stats to show that Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and guard Russell Westbrook are fantastic, but lack a certain synergy typical of championship duos....

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  14. Advanced Stats Love Jackie Robinson

    On Tuesday, Major League Baseball celebrated , honoring the 67th anniversary of Robinson eradicating baseball's color barrier. The eponymous event, which fills baseball fields with the of countless players sporting No. 42, is a great remin...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  15. Advanced statistics projections for Norris, Vezina, Selke trophie...

    Matthew Coller

    While Sidney Crosby is a clear favorite to win the Hart Trophy, other individual NHL awards are up for grabs. Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus uses advanced stats to pick a favorite for the Norris, Vezina and Selke trophies.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  16. The Toronto Maple Leafs, this year's test case for old-schoo...

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    Blog | April 09, 2014