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Players to Watch for in 2023-24

Shawn Ferris -- Oct 05

I can’t speak for everyone, but October is the most exciting time of my year outside of April. It’s a period of time filled with naivety and positivity for the upcoming hockey season. One in which feels like there is a case for every team and player to exceed our expectations, no matter how high […]

Beyond GAR: Using Data to Understand Role Players

Shawn Ferris -- Nov 21

For Boston Bruins 5v5 entry and exit data, you can access my workbook here A frozen black disk comes to rest along the blade of Hampus Lindholm’s CCM stick. The Arizona Coyotes have been glued to controversy; from being late paying $1.4 million in taxes owed to the City of Glendale to moving to a […]

Changing the Scenery

Shawn Ferris -- May 06

It has been an exciting first four nights to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With all of the games on the same network family, we saw perfectly staggered times that allowed serious fans the opportunity to watch continuous hockey for roughly six hours. No matter what happens in the regular season, or what the models that […]

Evolving Hockey: A New Era

Shawn Ferris -- Jan 31

A Sunk Cost Fallacy Things have been going REALLY bad for the Philadelphia Flyers After an offseason of changes, bringing in Cam Atkinson, Ryan Ellis, Keith Yandle, Martin Jones, and of course Rasmus Ristolainen, the Flyers have failed miserably. Philadelphia is not the easiest market to play in. The fans are demanding, there is a […]

Evolving Weekly: Thanksgiving Break

Shawn Ferris -- Nov 30

On Saturday night, Kris Russell broke the NHL record for blocked shots. This is a box score stat that isn't looked upon too highly in the analytics sphere.
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Shawn Ferris

Shawn, long known as the child of the hockey analytics community, joined Hockey Graphs in March of 2017. Under the mentorship of Ryan Stimson, Shawn took an interest in the tactical side of hockey, combining systems and analytics. His sometimes competing views with the twins offers an interesting taste to Evolving Hockey.