03-22-2013, 06:32 AM #1
Finally, An Advanced Stat To Measure Hockey Fighters
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)