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11-06-2013, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post

And like I've said before, there's a large disparity between missed shots and SOG. The other teams who do poorly generating SOG are also towards the bottom in missed shots; one can assume this is because those teams are just bad at generating opportunities to shoot.

The Flyers are generating opportunities. They're just missing terribly.
It has been pretty obvious at times... EN missed must be around 8 now (like point blank open nets with the goalie in the other side.) and there have been a silly amount of pings, and shots from the slot going into the glass.

If their team shooting percentage was around average like last year (8.8-9.5%, 10-20th in NHL) they would have an extra 13-15 goals this year. (388 shots, so 35-37 goals instead of 22.)

So an extra goal a game takes them to ~2.6GPG and ~-2 GD. With those numbers it would be expected to be in the 7-9 range in the conference... which is right where most of us thought they would be before the year.

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