Regular Season Team Stats and Playoff Success

Yesterday HabsEyesOnThePrize.com had a post on the importance of fenwick come playoff time over the past 5 seasons. It is definitely worth a look so go check it out. In the post they look at FF% in 5v5close situations and see how well it translates into post season success. I wanted to take this a step further and take a look at PDO and GF% in 5v5close situations to see of they translate into post season success as well.  Here is what I found: Group N Avg Playoff Avg Cup Winners Lost Cup Finals Lost Third Round Lost Second Round Lost

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Players Worth by Position

Before I get into the main subject of this post let me first point out that I have updated stats.hockeyanalysis.com to include all 1, 2, 3 and 4 year player ratings that can be calculated using the last 4 years of NHL data.  For more information on my player ratings read this. I generate offense, defense and overall ratings for each and every player in the NHL and I wanted to get an idea of how much each position contributes to the performance of the team.  To accomplish this I multiplied each players offensive and defensive ratings (HARO+, HARD+) by

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NHL Power Rankings – Dec. 11, 2007

The big movers up this week are Colorado (16th to 11th) and Calgary (21st to 13th) while the biggest drop has been Buffalo who fell from 13th to 23. Rank 7 DaysAgo Team AdjWinP SchedStr PowerRank 1 2 Detroit 0.717 0.521 0.721 2 3 Ottawa 0.679 0.478 0.643 3 1 St. Louis 0.574 0.534 0.612 4 6 Vancouver 0.583 0.514 0.590 5 5 Minnesota 0.586 0.518 0.587 6 4 Chicago 0.483 0.559 0.571 7 8 Columbus 0.500 0.545 0.564 8 11 San Jose 0.589 0.496 0.563 9 7 Nashville 0.500 0.542 0.562 10 10 Montreal 0.500 0.502 0.531 11 16

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