Intro to Chemistry

by Chelsea

Last season, I wrote a post about a system I figured out to measure chemistry between players based on their stats throughout the year. It was called Chemistry By The Numbers.

We decided to turn it into a more regular feature, so I thought it might be interesting to explain it a little bit before the season officially kicks off.

The “chemistry” total is a sum of points earned between two players every time a Star scores a goal. More points are given between the scorer and the player who gets the primary assist than between the scorer and one who gets a secondary assist. The two players that earn the assists (if two are awarded) also get points between them.

The Chemistry By The Numbers posts will go over things like numbers that stand out (a lot of chemistry between a center and his left wing, but not his right wing?), ones that have changed, high amounts of “chemistry” per games played, ideas for lines or special teams units based on their numbers, etc.

Because I have to track primary/secondary assists to calculate the chemistry totals, sometimes the posts will go over things like who is getting a surprising amount of primary or whose assists are all secondary.

Of course, not every post will have every player’s chemistry total with every other player, so if you’re ever interested to know someone’s in particular (or someone’s primary assist total, etc.) please feel free to comment! We’ll be keeping track of all that information throughout the season.

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2 Responses to “Intro to Chemistry”

  1. This could be really cool. Might be fun to try with another team your are tracking this season for validity.

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