Numbers for Nerds


GameThread: Let the Games Begin!

The Anaheim Ducks kick off Round 1 on home ice against the dreaded foes, the Dallas Stars.

P-Mets: End of the Season & Quick Playoff Thoughts

Out-possessed the Sharks and had a good first period against the Kings?! Plus what the possession numbers mean for the first round matchup with Dallas.


GameThread: One More

A record setting regular season comes to a close for the Ducks with a visit from the Colorado Avalanche and a whole lot of Teemu love.


GameThread: 80 Down, Two to Go

The Ducks have started to round back into form in their last two games. The only thing that really matters for their final two is keeping that going.

Ads Stat-urday: Repeat of last season?

We're down to the last two weekends and the Admirals are in the same position as they were last season at this time, needing wins and opponent losses to make the playoffs.


GameThread: Might As Well Be a Playoff Game

There are plenty of ways the Ducks can still take the Pacific Division crown without a win tonight, but they need to play like there aren't.

P-Mets: Short Shift

In this episode, I save the universe for all the future pizza eaters out there.


GameThread: A Fast(h) Turnaround

Can the Ducks score first in a game!? Stay tuned!

Ads Stat-urday: Don't Look Back!

The Admirals are holding on to Eighth Place in the AHL's Eastern Conference by just one point and can ill-afford any mistakes in their final eight games.


GameThread: Masters of Their Fate

If you want a division title won right, you gotta do it yourself.


Kid Ish's Pizzametrics, Week 24: Thought Slices

I've pretty much fully abandoned using pizza pie as a metaphor for possession ever since I broke it down straight up a bit ago. That being said, pizza is still the best.


GameThread: Teemu vs. Jets 2.0, for the last time

Numbers for Nerds: The Ducks are 0-0-1 in games during which I have to hold up my television because of an earthquake, so they really need to figure their lives out. [Ed. note: that would have...


GameThread: Ducks @ Canucks

After a disappointing overtime loss to Edmonton, the Ducks are off to the land of goalie controversies, riots and weed.

Ads Stat-urday: Abandon Ship?

The Admirals are just barely holding on to the Eighth and final play-off spot with only ten games to go. Fans are starting to wonder if they will repeat last year's performance and play their way out of the post-season.


GameThread: Fire in Our Belly

The Ducks focus on correcting mistakes from the last meeting and taking back another crucial two points.

P-Mets: Come Back for Seconds

Catching up on two weeks worth of games.


Game Thread: Panthers @ Ducks

Good News everyone! Florida's special teams are abysmal.

Ad's Stat-urday: Making October Mistakes in March

Being that it's March, you'd think the October mistakes would be long behind the Admirals. Instead, they are creeping back in to their game at exactly the wrong part of the season.

P-Mets: Real Stats Talk

I'm not even going to bother with the games. Next week, I'll just do all the games for weeks 22 and 23. Maybe post pictures of cats too. Cats eating pizza.

Numbers for Nerds: A New Special Teams Metric

Anaheim has not been playing well as of late. And that's due in large part to positively dreadful performances from the power play and penalty kill units.

St. Paddy's Podcast

Slightly sauced Eric and Chris talk to clean and sober Kyle about all kinds of stuff, but mostly hockey.

Advanced Stats Question Ducks' Playoff Ability

Adding fuel to the fire over the advanced stats debate, Puck Daddy's infamous Ryan Lambert takes a stab at the Ducks playoff survival chances through the lens of advanced statistics. In the past, Lambert has praised the Ducks for their work, and is an outspoken fan of Teemu Selanne, so right from the get-go do not assume he hates the Ducks. Before you either quickly dismiss him as yet another number-crunching nerd critic or sound the alarm as hail his predictions as prophecies, take a moment and consider everything with a grain of salt. While I personally think Lambert does make some great points about the Ducks in regards to their alarmingly declining possession numbers, it's also rather clear that some of the points seem a bit outlandish. Then again it's also obvious from some of the points he makes that he hasn't seen more than a small handful of Ducks games this season. Advanced stats are just numbers, and interpretation from them are not necessarily correct. They are a tool for explaining what has happened, not a tell-all as to what will happen.


GameThread: Ducks @ Kings

The Southern California rivals meet for the first time since the Stadium Series at Dodger Stadium with the teams in vastly different situations.

Ads Stat-urday: No Time to Sleep On The Job

A string of losses or a run of wins by divisional opponents can quickly end the Admirals' bid for a post-season berth.


GameThread: Anaheim Redemption

Redeem yourselves, Anaheim Ducks and play some professional hockey.

P-Mets: All Out of Pizza

The pizza pie has been consumed, here's what's left.

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