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12-02-2011, 02:12 PM
dave babych returns
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Lot of comments about the Sedins' disappointing scoring chance ratios.

Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
Given that the Sedins are #2 and #3 in the league (behind Parros) in offensive zone starts at ES, their ratio of chances for and against is way too low. You can't have an offensive zone start percentage of 78% like they do and barely saw off the competition in term of scoring chances.
Don't get me wrong, the scoring chance metrics are interesting but in this case they don't really jive with more objective numbers like CORSI and even strength +/-.. The Sedins are 3-4th and 2-3rd on the team among forwards in those two statistics.

It would seem that the Sedins are carrying the play and producing results at a higher rate than the scoring chances figures indicate.

Of course, it's also possible that the Sedins get caught up trying to keep the play in the offensive zone (I notice they take a lot of ticky tacky penalties doing this) and are surrendering grade A chances coming back the other way.. but you can't argue with the figure that counts most and the Sedins are up about a goal and a half for every 60 minutes of even strength play.

edit: And yes their role is predominantly offensive.. that is usually the case for the league's best offensive forwards, especially on teams with enough depth to play other players in more defensive roles.

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