Do Teams Wait Too Long to Pull the Goalie?
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09-27-2012, 10:06 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fredericton, NB
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2011-12 NHL season PPG team average 47. Atlantic Division top 4 forwards produced the following PPG totals per team:
NYR top 4 forwards scored 34 of the teams 44 PPG, Pitt - 41 of 57 PPG, Phil - 41 of 66 PPG, NJ - 33 of 46 PPG, NYI - 32 of 45 PPG.
You'll probably be shocked to discover that for four of these five teams, the forwards ranked 1st-4th in PP goals also ranked 1st-4th in PP minutes by forwards on their teams. Philly's the sole exception, whose 1st-4th PP goal-scorers ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th in PP time by forwards.
So what you're saying is: the players who get the most PP time score the most PP goals. I think that's fairly self-evident.
But of course, this has nothing to do with my question. I didn't say "
do you have any evidence that there's a dropoff in offence from the first unit to the second
". I said "
do you have any evidence that the negative effect of 'disrupting your lines'
outweighs the positive effect
of a longer man-advantage situation, when trailing by a goal
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