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A breath of fresh air
on November 5, 2011
Hockey Prospectus 2011-12 is a great book for folks interested in learning what's really behind the success of players and teams in the NHL. The writers are first-rate and bring a ton of insight, clarity and perspective to hockey analysis. I found this edition a strong improvement over the previous year. I appreciated the expanded prospects section as well as having more essays than last year.
Both last year and this year, I found myself wishing for more stats in the player section. Maybe they didn't want to overwhelm the reader but I would've liked to see some of the stats that are described & used throughout the Team summaries in the individual Player summaries. I realize all flavours of GVT tell us the majority of what we need to know, but I kept looking for even strength corsi, Quality of opposition, zone starts, and ESP/60.
Overall, a great read and I highly recommend it.