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06-27-2012, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
2011-12: 115 => 1.40 GPG
League average GPG/team: 2.735
Goals scored by top 6 F of Cup winner as % of average goals per team (%GF) = 51.1

2010-11: 135 => 1.65 GPG
League average GPG/team: 2.795
%GF = 59.0

2009-10: 146 => 1.78 GPG
League average GPG/team: 2.84
%GF = 62.7

2008-09: 159 => 1.94 GPG
League average GPG/team: 2.915
%GF = 66.6

2007-08: 160 => 1.95 GPG
League average GPG/team: 2.785
%GF = 70.0

2006-07: 171 => 2.09 GPG
League average GPG/team: 2.945
%GF = 70.97

2005-06: 190 => 2.32 GPG
League average GPG/team: 3.085
%GF = 75.2

So it seems those numbers tell us the same thing: scoring from top-6 forwards is becoming less and less important.
It's an interesting trend, because goals by forwards as a percentage of the total have largely stayed the same.

2010-11: 86.0%
2009-10: 85.5%
2008-09: 85.2%
2007-08: 85.4%
2006-07: 85.7%
2005-06: 85.1%

So it's been the bottom 6 picking up the slack, not defensemen. Which makes the Kings' success even odder, because their bottom 6 was pretty bad. I'm starting to think the Kings just owe everything to Quick and are a total outlier.

This article has some interesting stats. Basically, even strength scoring and PP% are going up, but overall scoring is going down because there's been a drastic decline in PIMs - dropping from 39,435 minutes in 05-06 to 30,140 in 10-11. The implication is that the PP is becoming less important. A quick look at the PP stats from last year seems to confirm that, since none of the conference finalists were better than 14th in PP%.

So I guess the takeaway is... Dennis Wideman is even more useless than he once was.

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