Hey guys, I’m Sam. Somehow I didn’t figure out that this existed until today, but now that I’m aware I’m eager to talk about stuff.
What sports and games do you follow?
I’m a big hockey fan, and my main focus is the NHL Draft. I love statistics, particularly in sports, so I’m kinda doing draft analytics and stuff right now, although all of it is pretty basic right now.
What are you looking to learn or make?
For the most part, I just want to immerse myself in the discussion. I like talking and seems like a solid place to do it. I’m always on the lookout for statistics I can apply to prospects (for example, I calculated a modified version of Game Score for some junior leagues last year), so I might find some stuff here. As far as math and stats go, I’m definitely an amateur, I’m pretty bad at math and most of my stuff is quite simple accordingly. Maybe i can learn a little here and start to scale things up in complexity. I’d also like to finally get started with R, which is something I’ve wanted to do but haven’t went ahead with yet.
Do you have a blog or twitter with previous work?
My Twitter is @DraftLook. I recently began to write for draftgeek.ca, where I have one article up and most of my new work will be posted, and my previous work before that, as well as some other stuff that doesn’t fit into the site at DraftGeek, can be found at thepuckauthority.com. I recently released my 2019 draft rankings, which have a very heavy statistical component to them, at thepuckauthority.com.
What are you looking to get out of this site?
I just want to observe, learn, and probably participate a bit, and hopefully become more well-versed in the area of sports analytics.