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Ron Wilson's 97-98 Caps hold NHL record for best penalty kill ever
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01-04-2012, 04:26 PM
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2011-2012 - currently 73.2% (30th)
2010-2011 - 77.4% (28th)
2009-2010 - 74.6% (30th)
2008-2009 - 74.7% (30th)
2007-2008 - 85.8% (1st)
2006-2007 - 83.3% (14th)
2005-2006 - 80.7% (23rd)
2003-2004 - 85.2% (7th)
2002-2003 - 81.0% (30th)
2001-2002 - 82.1% (24th)
2000-2001 - 84.1% (13th of 30 teams)
1999-2000 - 86.2% (7th of 28 teams)
1998-1999 - 84.4% (15th of 27 teams)
1997-1998 - 89.2% (1st of 26 teams)
1996-1997 - 81.5% (22nd of 26 teams)
1995-1996 - 80.8% (17th of 26 teams)
1994-1995 - 75.6% (26TH of 26 teams)
1993-1994 - 82.7% (6th of 26 teams)
So, by the numbers.. Ronnie's pk has averaged out to 21st (20.90) out of 30 teams. In a 26 team league he has managed to finish 14th on average (14.4).
In a 30 team league, his PK is usually in the bottom third, and has precisely TWO top 10 finishes. Furthermore, his best effort with us was 28th place, and we have other wise been dead last.
Also, 5 times in 18 years (27.78% of the time) he has had the worst pk in the league.
It's nice to pull one arbitrary stat when his PK has been good, but you could have picked a few years later when Washington finished 24th, or when the Sharks finished 30th, his PK has been up and down, but for the most part it has been in the bottom half, or even third of the NHL.
In under the last 20 years his PK has been dead last 5 times (over 1/4 of his coaching career), I doubt any other coach is anywhere near that.
Well that's all fine and dandy but his PK% has only ever been sub 80% once prior to joining the Leafs organization. Comparatively, I could care less where he finished in any given year because stats change. I.e. look at his '95-'96 stays and '96-'97 stats in Anaheim. His PK% improved over the year 0.7 percentage points and yet they slid from 17th in the league to 22nd in the league.
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