Drance Numbers is the silly research wing of PITB. While Messrs. Wagner and Mooney blog nationally and solve mysteries, Drance Numbers will look into the minutiae of quantifiable NHL data and bore you with it every Friday. Today, Drance chats with Brian King, the inventor of PDO.

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Drance Numbers is the silly research wing of PITB. While Messrs. Wagner and Mooney blog nationally and solve mysteries, Drance Numbers will look into the minutiae of quantifiable NHL data and bore you with it every Friday. Today, Drance looks at the shooting percentage of Sedin linemates.

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Drance Numbers is the silly research wing of PITB. While Messrs. Wagner and Mooney blog nationally and solve mysteries, Drance Numbers will look into the minutiae of quantifiable NHL data and bore you with it every Friday. Today, Drance discusses PDO. This ain’t your daddy’s statistic!

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One of the major issues with analyzing Roberto Luongo statistically is that what his critics point to as his “flaws” or “issues” are difficult to measure with numbers. A player’s “issues with the mental aspects of the game” don’t show up on a boxscore, and can’t be quantified easily (though I’m about to make an cursory effort).

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Stathead Thomas Drance takes a look at the Canucks’ goal projections for the 2011-12 season, both as a team and player-by-player. It’s some full frontal nerdity.

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