The statistical revolution has officially arrived, upside your head.


If you're not familiar with Corsi, one of the most basic of hockey's advanced metrics (here's a good entry-level explainer), it's basically plus-minus, but for shots (including blocked and missed shots) instead of points. It seems a much more effective measure of possession.

Well, here's Punch Corsi. Instead of trying to determine who "wins" fights, Scott Lewis of Backhand Shelf has come up with a metric to determine the most effective fighters.

Punch Corsi Number = (Punches on Target For + Missed Punches For + Blocked Punches Against ) (Punches on Target Against + Missed Punches Against + Blocked Punches For)

http://deadspin.com/finally-an-advan...ters-458271791