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Hockey Prospectus 2011-12 Paperback – September 21, 2011
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You can go to the Hockey Prospectus site and read some sample pages for yourself.
Now, if only the Rangers would play up to the level predicted...
For those of you who may not know, James is the grandfather of Sabermetrics and is currently a senior advisor on baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox.
He began writing The Bill James Baseball Abstract in 1977 which was "the first of its kind to scientifically analyze and study baseball, often through the use of statistical data, in an attempt to determine why teams win and lose."
Luckily, Hockey Prospectus is there to carry the torch into the Moneypuck era.
Since I got their inaugural copy last year I have been waiting for Hockey Prospectus to make their 2011-12 annual available. Finally, I got to read it last week.
For those not familiar, the book is, for the most part, an in-depth analysis of each NHL team. It certainly has a math element to it, so those who love stats will enjoy it. But make no mistake: this is for anyone interested increasing their knowledge of hockey, sounding smarter on Twitter or just as a guideline for expectations for the 2011-12 season.
There are also projections for every player, which I used to draft in my fantasy leagues.
And lastly, there are some great essays, including revisiting Corsi (a simple puck possession metric which is gaining ground as THE way to identify hockey talent), Timo Seppa's Ultimate Faceoff Percentage and how age affects a player's development.
It's money well spent. Just think, you'll be able to tell people "before Moneypuck, there was Hockey Prospectus."
The prospectus team once again created an innovative approach this time for hockey. Now can we get an European soccer prospectus.
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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. Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Mike Parlow
This book is just as good as the BP that the same company sends out each year. A solidly written well paced introduction to hockey for 2011-12.Published on November 2, 2011 by william jaffe