The Detroit Red Wings have two often criticized defenseman, Jakub Kindl and Kyle Quincey, and it may surprise some fans then that both players lead the team in “Corsi for %” in all five-on-five situations*.
Now many fans may not have bought into the new “analytics movement” that is happening in hockey. Truth be told I have not either. One thing I do like to use the advanced analytics for is to back up or debunk some preconceived notions I may have. For instance, in this article, I am using the metrics to backup what I firmly believe from the first six hockey games of the year, that Kindl and Quincey are playing darn well. Continue reading