Thread: Player Discussion: Coots: Sean Couturier
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10-24-2013, 07:24 PM
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You taking the QoC and Zone starts separately and then comparing them (Corsi On, Corsi) is frankly statistically irrelevant... as you are comparing guys with high QoC and easy starts and guys with hard starts and low QoC with someone near the top of both.

Coots had the 7th worst Off zone starts in the NHL. (among forwards.)

Coots had the 11th best QoC (Corsi) in the NHL.

So if we use QoC Corsi and OZ starts.

He was one of only 2 players in the top 30 in both categories to have positive CORSI.

5 players who started under 40% in their own zone were positive in CORSI, out of 21.

His zone start-finish ratio was 6th in the entire NHL.

5 Players in the top 30 OZ starts had positive CORSI on...

No-one in the top 30 on OZ starts and QoC (Corsi) had positive CORSI on...

Couts had the best CORSI on of any player in the top 30 of both lists...

Coots had the 44th best QoC (Corsi relative) in the NHL.

So if we use CORSI (QoC) and OZ starts (top 50 in both)

David Moss, Pascal Dupuis, David Backes and Boyd Gordon were the only three in the top 50 in both lists with a positive CORSI on, Couts is 6th on this list, there are only 2 other centres in the NHL ahead of him.

So saying he is not performing as well as those with similar minutes is pretty ill founded.

Players he outperformed defensively with 'similar' minutes (top 50 in both lists) (using either QoC and CORSI on and Corsi)

Jay McClement
Vernon Fiddler
Brandon Sutter
David Legwand
Cal Clutterbuck
Steve Ott
Brendan Morrow
Mikhail Grabovski
Frans Nielsen
Paul Stasny
Tyler Bozak

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