The [ppm] eyrie

May 8, 2009

Raw data from the maze of tactics

Filed under: PPM.statistics — glanvalleyeaglets @ 8:04 am

Please don’t ask me about the purpose of this posting, it is just what it is. A small-scale study of the relative performance of different ppm hockey tactics.
Let me credit the manager Gibeor who inspired this study by his own project Тактика-контртактика.

The data were collected manually using the match protocols of games played in the first three German leagues I.1 III.16. The games with participation of TeamNoname were excluded from the statistics.

Notation: Day: match day of the league game (NC – National Cup), Nor: Normal tactics, Def: Defensive, Off: Offensive, Cat: Counterattacks, Break: Breaking up of play, Fch: Active forechecking. Since not all the names of tactics have been translated consistently (the meaning of Pressing is different from German to Russian version), here is a small dictionary.

English Normal Defensive Offensive Counterattacks Breaking up of play Active forechecking
Deutsch Normal Defensive Offensive Konter Pressing Aktives Forechecking
Latviešu Normāli No aizsardzības Uzbrūkošs Pretuzbrukumi Pretinieka spēles izjaukšana Aktīva atbloķēšana
Русский Средне Оборонительный Атакующий Контратаки Разрушение игры Активный прессинг

The data are stored in a self-explanatory way. For example, if you seek the performance statistics of Defensive tactics against Offensive tactics, you find the third table (against Offensive) and the third column (for Defensive). The entries are total number of wins – overtimes – losses; these are further sorted by the league game days (in separate rows). The bottom row is the sum over all games of the season.

Performance against opponents playing Normal

Day Def Off Cat Break Fch
1 3-0-3 15-2-10 4-3-4 12-1-5 11-6-16
2 0-3-3 9-1-9 6-2-6 15-3-8 12-2-11
3 4-2-7 14-0-5 4-5-6 21-2-10 8-3-10
4 2-1-5 14-3-10 10-0-5 17-2-7 11-7-10
5 3-1-4 8-1-14 10-0-5 12-3-7 7-3-14
6 2-1-4 4-2-11 5-0-2 7-4-7 5-4-6
7 1-0-1 4-4-12 6-1-3 10-3-9 6-2-12
8 2-2-5 5-3-12 3-1-8 9-3-4 10-5-4
9 2-0-5 5-2-5 5-2-7 15-4-5 5-2-8
10 3-2-7 6-5-5 7-0-3 12-4-3 12-3-10
NC2 3-0-5 12-1-9 7-3-5 13-7-10 12-4-15
11 0-3-2 9-2-5 3-3-4 14-1-6 3-1-5
12 2-0-3 13-1-4 6-0-5 9-2-6 12-2-9
Total 27-15-54 118-27-111 76-20-63 166-39-87 114-44-130

Performance against opponents playing Defensive

Day Nor Off Cat Break Fch
1 3-0-3 0-0-2 1-0-0 2-0-1
2 3-3-0 0-0-3 1-1-1 2-0-2 2-0-3
3 7-2-4 1-0-0 2-0-2 2-1-0 0-0-1
4 5-1-2 1-2-2 2-0-1 1-0-0 2-0-2
5 4-1-3 0-0-1 1-1-1 1-0-0
6 4-1-2 1-0-2 0-0-1 1-0-3 1-0-1
7 1-0-1 1-1-2 0-0-2 1-0-2
8 5-2-2 0-1-2 0-1-1 2-0-0 0-1-1
9 5-0-2 0-0-2 0-1-1 3-0-1
10 7-2-3 1-1-2 1-0-0 1-1-1
NC2 5-0-3 2-0-0 0-0-1 2-1-0 1-1-0
11 2-3-0 0-0-2 1-0-2 1-0-3 1-0-2
12 3-0-2 1-0-2 3-1-1 0-0-2
Total 54-15-27 8-5-21 7-3-13 16-4-10 15-3-17

Performance against opponents playing Offensive

Day Nor Def Cat Break Fch
1 10-2-15 2-0-0 0-0-4 4-3-0 0-2-3
2 9-1-9 3-0-0 2-1-1 2-1-0 1-1-5
3 5-0-14 0-0-1 1-1-3 4-0-2 2-2-2
4 10-3-14 2-2-1 0-0-2 3-0-3 2-1-0
5 14-1-8 1-0-1 5-1-6 1-1-2
6 11-2-4 2-0-1 0-1-1 1-2-2 4-0-4
7 12-4-4 2-1-1 2-1-3 5-0-2 1-0-2
8 12-3-5 2-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-3 2-0-1
9 5-2-5 2-0-0 1-1-1 5-0-3 3-1-2
10 5-5-6 2-1-1 3-0-1 2-1-2 1-0-3
NC2 9-1-12 0-0-2 4-3-0 1-1-2 2-0-1
11 5-2-9 2-0-0 2-0-1 2-1-5 1-1-3
12 4-1-13 2-0-1 4-2-2 1-2-3 0-1-7
Total 111-27-118 21-5-8 21-11-20 37-14-33 20-9-37

Performance against opponents playing Counterattacks

Day Nor Def Off Break Fch
1 4-3-4 4-0-0 0-0-2 3-1-1
2 6-2-6 1-1-1 1-1-2 0-0-6 1-0-0
3 6-5-4 2-0-2 3-1-1 1-0-1 1-1-1
4 5-0-10 1-0-2 2-0-0 0-0-2 2-0-2
5 5-0-10 1-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-0 2-1-1
6 2-0-5 1-0-0 1-1-0 3-0-4 2-0-1
7 3-1-6 2-0-0 3-1-2 1-0-3 2-0-1
8 8-1-3 1-1-0 0-1-1 2-1-2 4-1-0
9 7-2-5 1-1-0 1-1-1 1-1-2 2-1-1
10 3-0-7 0-0-1 1-0-3 2-0-1 1-0-0
NC2 5-3-7 1-0-0 0-3-4 0-0-1 2-0-2
11 4-3-3 2-0-1 1-0-2 1-0-3 2-0-1
12 5-0-6 2-2-4 0-0-1 2-0-1
Total 63-20-76 13-3-7 20-11-21 12-2-28 26-5-12

Performance against opponents playing Breaking up of play

Day Nor Def Off Cat Fch
1 5-1-12 0-0-1 0-3-4 2-0-0 1-0-2
2 8-3-15 2-0-2 0-1-2 6-0-0 1-0-0
3 10-2-21 0-1-2 2-0-4 1-0-1 2-1-1
4 7-2-17 0-0-1 3-0-3 2-0-0 3-2-1
5 7-3-12 1-1-1 6-1-5 0-0-1 4-0-1
6 7-4-7 3-0-1 2-2-1 4-0-3 4-1-0
7 9-3-10 2-0-5 3-0-1 4-0-3
8 4-3-9 0-0-2 3-2-2 2-1-2 3-0-2
9 5-4-15 3-0-5 2-1-1 2-0-4
10 3-4-12 2-1-2 1-0-2 1-1-3
NC2 10-7-13 0-1-2 2-1-1 1-0-0 1-0-3
11 6-1-14 3-0-1 5-1-2 3-0-1 2-0-4
12 6-2-9 1-3-3 3-2-1 1-0-0 2-0-3
Total 87-39-166 10-6-16 33-14-37 28-2-12 30-5-27

Performance against opponents playing Active Forechecking

Day Nor Def Off Cat Break
1 16-6-11 1-0-2 3-2-0 1-1-3 2-0-1
2 11-2-12 3-0-2 5-1-1 0-0-1 0-0-1
3 10-3-8 1-0-0 2-2-2 1-1-1 1-1-2
4 10-7-11 2-0-2 0-1-2 2-0-2 1-2-3
5 14-3-7 0-0-1 2-1-1 1-1-2 1-0-4
6 6-4-5 1-0-1 4-0-4 1-0-2 0-1-4
7 12-2-6 2-0-1 2-0-1 1-0-2 3-0-4
8 4-5-10 1-1-0 1-0-2 0-1-4 2-0-3
9 8-2-5 1-0-3 2-1-3 1-1-2 4-0-2
10 10-3-12 1-1-1 3-0-1 0-0-1 3-1-1
NC2 15-4-12 0-1-1 1-0-2 2-0-2 3-0-1
11 5-1-3 2-0-1 3-1-1 1-0-2 4-0-2
12 9-1-12 2-0-0 7-1-0 1-0-2 3-0-2
Total 130-44-114 17-3-15 35-10-20 12-5-26 27-5-30

Last update 17/5/9

The tables and this page might be updated or not updated on more or less regular basis depending on my mood, time schedule or any other objective or subjective reasons left to my own discretion.

Caution: If you stumble upon this entry and plan to apply this for your next match in PPM, be careful! The match result will depend not only on the tactics but also on the players’ skills, energy, lines, special lines, game importance and other tactical aspects. A team may be better suited to play one tactics than another. Finally, there is an allmighty god or goddess that we know by the name HOLY RANDOM.

There are situations where average data just don’t help. The average temperature of two sick persons may be 36.6 degrees centigrade even when one has 42 and the other 31.2, right?

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