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One of the most impressive data visualization developments in recent years has been the work by Grantlands Kirk Goldsberry, who designed hexagonal bin plots to display shooting tendencies and effectiveness for the National Basketball Association. Fernando Rodney Jersey . The idea of capturing shooting tendencies and effectiveness in the National Hockey League has been toyed around with for what feels like a decade, but there are more obvious obstacles. The biggest challenge is tied up in the efficiency aspect, because shooting percentage in the National Hockey League is primarily luck driven. As a result of this, most of the hockey analytics community have shifted their attention to shot-differentials as opposed to raw shot quality. The former is a repeatable skill that leads to favourable goal differentials and victories; the latter is swamped by noise and is more likely to cloud analysis than favourably supplement it. However, theres one aspect of shot quality that remains fascinating to me, and thats the distance from which a player or team shoots from. We know shot distance has an effect on shooting percentages the closer the shooter is to the cage, the more likely that shot is going to end up as a goal. And, at the very least, we know a skater getting into his preferred shooting area is a fairly reproducible skill. Over at War on Ice, Andrew Thomas has borrowed Goldsberrys idea in an effort to visualize locations and success rates for players and teams using those same hexagonal bin plots. At the team-level through the first third of the season, we can use it for descriptive purposes, perhaps illuminating some of the raw data we already have at our disposal. I think the most obvious team to first pull data from would be the Dallas Stars. Dallas was a pre-season darling with many, but the team is off to an awful 10-13-5 start. Almost all of the teams struggles deals with a glaring inability to keep pucks out of the back of their net the Dallas goaltenders have posted just a .904 5-on-5 save percentage, good for 28th in the league. Are the goaltenders just plain brutal, or is it possible theyre being kneecapped by the teams inability to keep shooters out of the danger areas? Lets look at a hexagonal bin plot, specifically shot rates against relative to the league average. Blue bubbles indicate an area where the team concedes less shots than the league average. Red bubbles indicate an area where the team concedes more shots than the league average. Ideally, you want all blue. At the very least, you want blue in front of the teams net, where shot distance is extremely small. There are two things worth noting here. First, the team has a very real problem with conceding shots. At each level, they are allowing more shots than the league average. Second, check out the population of red bubbles in front of the Dallas net. Its stunning. So, Dallas defensive problem is at least two-fold: they allow a ton of shots against, and they allow a good portion of those shots against from well inside of the home plate or scoring chance area. Add those two up, combined with maybe a goaltending talent issue as well, and you have a situation where the team has already given up 65 even-strength goals. We can illustrate the opposite, too. Lets look at the Columbus Blue Jackets on another hexagonal bin plot, this one shots for relative to the league average. The Blue Jackets or whats left of the Blue Jackets, anyway have scored just 37 even-strength goals, just two more than the Buffalo Sabres. Here, the opposite is true. With Columbus, you have a very real shot generation problem - the team, at each level, creates shots at a rate substantially below the league average. Further, the team is particularly poor in the home plate area. You can almost see the blue bubbles paint out this home plate, the area where most people chart scoring chances for or against. Lets bring in a third team, the seemingly-unbeatable Calgary Flames. By now, the teams inability to generate shots is well documented, and its the impetus behind their brutal 5-on-5 possession numbers - their Score-Adjusted Fenwick% at 46.1 per cent is currently bottom-five in the league. Calgary has been getting by on a 9.12 per cent 5-on-5 shooting rate, almost a point and a half better than last years number. Since we know the teams shot generation is still an issue, is it possible that the team is generating more shots from favourable areas on the ice? Lets pull out last years and this years hexagonal bin plots, to see if theres been any change in shot distance by Flames skaters. We expected the shot generation issues to show on both graphs. But, its also important to observe that the team hasnt really done anything at least in the shot distance department to justify a point and a half raise in shooting percentage. What we are likely seeing from Calgary is a variance-favourable run at 5-on-5, one that will likely dry up in the coming months. In the event that Calgary is unable to resuscitate abysmal territorial control, theres still a good chance despite banking so many points early in the season that Bob Hartleys team misses the post-season. Zack Greinke Diamondbacks Jersey .com) - The Dallas Mavericks had a five-game winning streak snapped last time out, but theyll try to get back into the winners circle Sunday evening when the Milwaukee Bucks pay a visit to American Airlines Center. 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"There are certain feelings you get at certain points in your life, whether its a motivating factor or something that you looked forward to that didnt happen," said Afflalo, who came in averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists. "But for me its created a new level of passion and a new level of hunger." Orlando led by as many as 25 points and had six players reach double-figures. Victor Oladipo finished with 15 points and seven assists, and Nik Vucevic had 12 points and six rebounds in his second game back from a concussion. Vucevic, who had had missed 12 straight games, played 25 minutes -- about five minutes more than he did in his return against Toronto earlier in the week. He was productive with his time on the floor, connecting on 5 of 9 field goal attempts. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said Vucevic did ask to be taken out of the game after playing just over five minutes in the fourth quarter. Vaughn acknowledged he might have pushed him a bit too hard, but expected him to be OK. Vaughn was pleased with his teams effort, particularly how they shared the ball. "Everyone who played tonight had an assist," he said. "For us to score the basketball we need each other. Tonight was definitely an example of us playing together." The only other bad news the Magic got Friday came in the form of another injury. Point guard Jameer Nelson played the entire first quarter, but sat out the remainder of the game with a sore left knee. He is day to day. Caron Butler scored 20 points for Milwaukee, which lost itts fifth straight game. A. J. Pollock Diamondbacks Jersey. The Bucks have lost 14 of their last 15 and eight straight on the road. Milwaukee played without John Henson, who was out with a sprained right wrist. O.J. Mayo missed his third consecutive game with an illness. 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"We played well as a team, we did a lot of good things. We kind of took our foot off the gas in the fourth quarter, but other than that we played a pretty good game." Afflalo said regardless of the Magics record, he doesnt plan on slowing down the rest of the season. "Sometimes the NBA season is so long, when youre losing games you kind of get in this autopilot type of mode, but Ive got an extreme fire burning overall, not even about tonight," he said. "I just think my focus is going to be heightened, every little thing that I do." NOTES: The Magic improved to 3-26 when their opponent scores 100 or more points. ... Milwaukee coach Larry Drew said centre Zaza Pachulia, who has missed 27 straight games with a fractured right foot, is "close" but still not ready to return to the court Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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