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Report: Redesigned won’t use terms ‘Corsi’ and ‘Fenwick’


From Sportsnet:

The terms “Corsi” and “Fenwick” won’t be part of the redesigned when it is launched on Friday, Sportsnet has learned.

The league has instead decided to label the statistics “shot attempts” and “unblocked shot attempts,” according to sources, in hopes of making them more understandable for a broad audience.

This is obviously the biggest news of the day -- possibly ever -- so we’ll continue to monitor the situation.

But in all seriousness, the NHL is hosting a media-only web conference tomorrow afternoon to “share more details about its new statistics platform.” Expect to read lots of stuff about it.

In the meantime, this one goes out to Corsi and Fenwick...