Peter introduced the weekly snapshot during the 2013 season. The snapshot is a weekly look at Caps players in a few key statistical areas. Looking at these numbers can help us not only analyze what has happened but also allow us to take a more educated guess as to what is going to happen in the future.
People have told me they feel intimidated by advanced stats or think they aren’t good at math, and so they’ve never tried to understand them. Here’s the good news: the stats are really easy to understand and use elementary school-level math.
The snapshot revolves around shot attempt percentage. It’s a stat we use frequently here on the site. But, in case you’re new to the site or new to the snapshot, here’s a quick shot attempt primer:
Everyone on board? Good. If you’re trying to learn about this stuff and have questions, leave them in the comments.
The snapshot has been a weekly Sunday column for the last three seasons. Peter wrote them the first two seasons and last season I took over. This season, the snapshot will be a bi-weekly column with Peter and I taking turns writing it.
To the newcomers, welcome. This will be our bi-weekly gathering spot. To the old-timers, how y’all doing?
Let’s do this. Here are the numbers for your 8-2-1 Capitals.
Headline photo: Justin K. Aller
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