2014 in review

December 30, 2014 Off

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

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By Russ Sherman

Make a mark….

December 11, 2014 Off

I was watching the @NHLNetwork coverage on passed hockey icon #JeanBeliveau and was struck by all the people’s comments about him. Not that he was a phenomenal hockey player, or incredible NHL executive, or how much he gave to the hockey world, those are all chronicled. It was the impact he made in setting a precedence…

By Russ Sherman

OTB features DITR in their Analytics section

December 4, 2014 Off

In an article entitled, “Some Statistical Standouts, Prep and Minnesota” Some part of the article below, but the entire article can be found on the http://www.overtheboards.net website. With the wealth of new information and analytics talk this summer…. DITR Guide Service did a lot of leg-work in determining some of the statistical standouts in prep…

By Russ Sherman

Nice mention in My Hockey Rankings – Original article below

November 30, 2014 Off

#PIOTI #URBTRthan1A #MHR Hockey Nerd The Prep School Option Posted: 2014-11-29 23:00:00 ET With the emergence of Shattuck-St Mary’s over a decade ago as arguably the best hockey development program in North America, almost everyone knows that the prep school option is out there. Too many hockey families, however, dismiss the option without much research…

By Russ Sherman

Finally….#MNHOCKEY #MNHS PLAYER RANKINGS (Lakes & Southern Suburban)

November 16, 2014 Off

In time for this season of MN HS hockey we released a MSHSL DITRPIG (Presence In Game) & DITRS (Skater Ranking) for Lakes & Southern Suburban each day of returning players later this week for last year’s season. PIG rankings are more complete than Corsi because they measure more than just offensive stats but also ranking…

By Russ Sherman