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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Avalanche – November 6th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — The Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche got together for a highly entertaining, if somewhat chaotic, contest last night. If you’re a fan of goals, you probably came away happy. If it’s defense and goaltending […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Kings – November 2nd, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — If it felt like the ice was tilted heavily in favor of the Kings, you weren’t imagining it. Any game that yields a shot imbalance to the tune of 38-17 is likely going to reflect […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Coyotes – October 31st, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — There’s really no way to take the sting out of this loss. Looking at the numbers, it would appear that the Predators did virtually everything right. They received scoring from depth players, they scored the […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Jets – October 24th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — If Thursday’s matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators evokes a metaphor, it’s a tug-of-war involving a very short rope and a lot of mud. There was a good deal of push-and-pull, sloppy play, and […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Wild – October 23rd, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — You can’t always take the final score at face value; there’s usually more to the game than meets the eye. Tuesday’s tilt between the Wild and the Predators is no exception to this wisdom. The […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Jets – October 20th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — At first glance, the raw numbers from Sunday’s Predators/Jets matchup would suggest that Nashville presented one of those exceptions-to-the-rule scenarios. However, today we’ll introduce a couple of new concepts that will help to explain the […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Canadiens – October 19th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — If the LA Kings were to be a pop quiz for the legitimacy of the Nashville Predators as a burgeoning puck-possession team, the Montreal Canadiens represented a final exam or a thesis defense. Coming into […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Kings – October 17th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — Most don’t like the concept of “moral victories,” but I think there’s merit in taking the good from an otherwise negative situation. When the Predators came away with just a single point from their 2-1 […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Panthers – October 15th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators edged the Florida Panthers by a score of 4-3. In this instance, the close score was truly indicative of a close game. Coming into the contest, the Predators were […]

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Advanced Statistics Breakdown: Predators vs Islanders – October 12th, 2013

Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — Welcome to the inaugural edition of a feature that will hopefully be a regular here at The Predatorial! Going forward, I will be providing a general synopsis of how the Nashville Predators fared in their […]

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An Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analytics

For the last seven-or-so years, there’s been a movement to see beyond the familiar stats so readily available for time immemorial. While goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes are useful stats, they don’t tell you much about context. Plus/minus has long been decried as a borderline useless measurement. There are too many variables to taint […]

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In Want of a Spoonful of Sugar; A Medicinal Predators Preview

“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in a most delightful way!” – Mary Poppins, as performed by Julie Andrews While quick with a tune and wont to fly above the rooftops with an enchanted umbrella, it’s well-known that the similarities between the melodious au pair and myself pretty much end there. […]

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Predators Prospect Watch: Who Will See Time in Nashville this Season?

The mornings are crispening.  The players are filing back into town.  I feel the urge to blog and tweet about something other than obscure metal and indie rock bands. All of these things portent of one simple, wonderful truth: hockey is just about back! While informal skate-arounds have been going on for the past week […]

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Analyzing the Predators' Offseason: Have They Done Enough?

Throughout my life, my productivity has faced a daunting nemesis. My enthusiasm for a task can often be sullied by a short attention span. While I can see the goal in my head, getting there can be a challenge. I can freely admit that I’m a “big picture” person, and I can become easily distracted while […]

Jones-ing for Prospects, a Nashville Predators Draft Review

If my hunch is correct, many of you are likely surprised to find me writing so soon after the draft. Perhaps you’re shocked that I’m even able to face the harsh light of day, assuming that I would be seeking refuge in some dark sea cave, whittling figurines of Jonathan Drouin, Nathan Mackinnon, and Aleksander […]

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