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Sab(re)metrics

A section devoted to using advanced statistical methods in analysis our beloved Buffalo Sabres.

Key Stats to Success

What stats are the most significant in having a successful season, and how does Buffalo look in these categories?

Breaking Down the (lack of) Sabres Scoring

What could be the blame for so few goals this season?

Sabres mid-season review, end of year projections

With 41 games played, the Sabres are halfway through their season. Here's what everyone's stats project to be after all 82 games.

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Numbers: Metrics suggest Sabres improved

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An interesting and almost entirely factually correct overview of the Sabres complete overhaul under GMTM, Bylsma and crew.

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Winning the Lottery: A Statistical Simulation

How likely is it for Buffalo to win the draft lottery? Let's use computers and math to figure it out!

Sabres praised for use of analytics

In a recent study of all 121 major sports teams, by ESPN.com, the Sabres were praised for their employment of analytics in their practices and drafting process.

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NHL Advanced stats site is live

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The league-sponsored advanced stats site is finally live, and they've renamed all their stats with more descriptive acronyms. Goodbye Corsi, hello SAT.

Five Sabres stats to ponder at the break

With five more days before the next Sabres game, let's take a look at five interesting (and mostly depressing) stats from this season so far.

Don't worry about the Sabres being too good

Despite a recent three-game winning streak, you really shouldn't worry that the Sabres will suddenly drive themselves out of the McEichel race.

Myers, Gorges stand out among sea of hot garbage

At least two of the Sabres defensemen are playing well in what has been another rough opening to the season for Buffalo.

When was the last time each Sabres player scored?

With the Sabres offense stalling on a grand scale, let's take a look at how many games it's been since each player has scored a goal.

Leino's Abysmal Contract Value

By the measure of goals per dollar, no contract is worse than Leino's.

The inevitable resurgence of Drew Stafford

Sometimes regression to the mean takes longer than expected, but huge variations in shooting percentage usually have a way of working themselves out.

Who has the Sabres worst possession numbers?

In Part II of our puck possession series, we take a look at which individual players on the Sabres are hurting the team's possession numbers most.

Why Are The Sabres Are So Bad At Puck Possession?

The hottest two words in hockey advanced stats these days are "puck possession," and with good reason. Today we take a look at the Fenwick Close stat that drives puck possession stats, and why the Sabres are so darn bad at it.

Sab(re)metrics: Buffalo Sabres 2012-13 PDO

Examine the Sabres 2012-13 PDO. Check to see if this stat can be considered as a win predictor over a given season.

Sab(re)metrics: The Trade Edition

An analysis of the 2013 Trades of the Buffalo Sabres using GVT and Player Usage Charts.

Sab(re)metrics: What is GVT?

As the NHL Lockout continues, I would like to briefly discuss the definitions and derivations of various hockey advanced statistics that have been used in previous Sab(re)metric articles. Today, I'll start to explain GVT, or Goals Versus Threshold.

A New Look Quality Of Competition

With the evolution of advanced statistics, there is a new way to look at the use of quality of competition. We analyze that and look at how it affects how we look at different Sabres.

Sab(re)metrics: Projecting A Grigorenko

How many points could Mikhail Grigorenko score next season? Come find out here!

Sab(re)metrics: BUF vs. WSH OZQoC Charts

Are you restless about tonight? Come check out some updated OZQoC Charts for both the Sabres and Capitals in lieu of tonight's contest.

Sab(re)metrics: Buffalo Sabres OZQoC Chart

Sitting with your loved one at night, have you ever wondered how Lindy Ruff may use his players in even strength situations from game to game? If you do, you should take a look at Sab(re)metrics: Buffalo Sabres OzQoC Chart.

2012 NHL Trade Deadline: Analysis of the Buffalo Sabres' 2/27

Some advanced statistics analysis of the Sabres' 2012 Trade Deadline deals. Did the Sabres, Predators, or Canucks overpay yesterday? Or were their deals just right?

2012 NHL Trade Deadline: Market Value for 2/27

Sab(re)metrics: Is Thomas Vanek Overpaid?

Sab(re)metrics: How Good is Thomas Vanek?

Is Thomas Vanek a top player in the NHL? Check out an in-depth analysis of your favorite Austrian that no Sabres fan should miss!

Sab(re)metrics: Snepsts Projections for the 2011-2012 Buffalo Sabres

Sab(re)metrics: VUKOTA Projections for the 2011-2012 Buffalo Sabres

We take a look at the Buffalo Sabres VUKOTA projections and what it actually means.