The Armchair GM Thread - Part XXXII - Kessel Run Edition
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02-18-2013, 12:36 PM
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PDO is the sum of on-ice shooting percentage and on-ice save percentage. It regresses to about a 1000 over a significant enough sample size. Bieksa is at 1080 while Hamhuis and Edler are around 980-ish. Such extremes are usually simply driven by luck.
The problem with Bieksa is that he's right now on the ice for the most shots against of all our D and the 3rd most shots against of all our players. That's a concern going forward when the goaltending stops bailing him out as he's spending most of his time defending rather than driving the play the other way.
Okay, enough with this. Players (excepting goalies) bring a skill-set to a team. Looking at the Canucks' defense, there is only one player with a multi-dimensional skill set - Bieksa. He has both offensive talents, and he's tough to play against. The rest of the Canucks' D are one dimensional players. We see them as either an offensive player, or a defensive player, but none of the others has the physical 'edge' of Bieksa. Therefore, when that one aspect of their game does not out weigh their deficiencies, they appear to be hurting the team. (and they are!)
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