Phil Kessel Discussion Thread. (no goals as of Feb 4, 2013)
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02-02-2013, 11:50 AM
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I actually just watched the youtube video of Kessel's 37 goals again and tallied them all down.
Awesome - they are very encouraging stats for Phil
I will counter by saying that:
1. Only 6 of those 37 goals were considered Game Winners
2. 10 of those goals came on the man-advantage (3 via 5on3)
3. The TEAM finished 5th LAST overall in the standings
4. Phil was on the ice for 47 goals against!
As to my original post:
A 6.3% increase in PK profecency (77.3% - 83.6% or 28th up to 10th) would represent a 15 goal differential ... They also gave up 5 short handed - For a total of 60 goals against on the PK last season alone.
As a team Toronto gave up 259 Goals Against good for 29th Overall ! A minimal improvement from 29th-15th would represent a 41 Goal Differential.
Thats a modest improvement of nearly 60GA !
Toronto was tied for 3rd worst in the league for losing games decided by one goal or less last year.
Trading Phil Kessel has very little to do with his individual performance - but rather the teams - and how they can become more competitive moving forward. Its proven he cannot do it all on his own - but where do you get the other pieces to puzzle?
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We've been down that road - do any of you really want to try again?
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