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04-07-2011, 04:12 PM
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overpass
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Originally Posted by Boy Wonder View Post
Yes, I do. What if Detroit's PP% is similar or WORSE with Holmstrom than without him? Does what he does justify using him over a more skilled player? Would a more skilled player be more impactful on the PP? I would be VERY interested in an analysis like this.. hopefully overpass can cook something up.
Probaby not, I don't feel like taking the time and I'm willing to assume that the Detroit coaching staff and their elite PP know what they are doing.

If you want to perform the analysis it could be done by checking the PP scoring from Detroit game logs on nhl.com's stat page, and then checking Holmstrom's game log at hockey-reference. Make sure to send a copy to Mike Babcock!

From what I've seen, guys like Holmstrom who play in front of the net get fewer power play points than forwards in other PP roles. I think this says more about the limitations of points as an offensive metric than the usefulness of a net presence.

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