The analytics suggest mostly no.
Walter Foddis has our fancy stats summary for the Oiler/Sabres game on Jan.29th, 2015.
Possession metrics for Matt Fraser and Derek Roy.
Before I launch into my statistical review, I want to say a few things about the Oilers coaching direction.
Fancy stats ranking is updated to December 10, 2014. Bad news, Oilers fans, these last 10 days the Oilers have not only been losing games, but their overall possession metrics have also dropped...
It's not who you might think...
I want to thank BeerLeagueHero for inviting me to write about hockey and statistics; one topic that I am fanatical about and the other leaves me awake at night until 3 A.M. I’ll let the reader figure out which descriptor fits with which topic. But to be honest, sometimes both descriptions fit both! Before I confuse everyone further, including myself, let me get back on track.
Since the spring, I have been toying with the idea of using advanced stats to help decide the more ambiguous NHL player awards; the Selke for best defensive forward and the Norris, for best defenseman.