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David Desharnais Discussions - Part III - Montreal's Masterton nominee
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03-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Some interesting PP stats.
The Canadiens currently rank 13th in PP% in the league with a 18.5% conversion rate according to data from nhl.com
The following stats are from behind the net.com and are 9 games in arrears.
DD is ranked 22nd among all centers in pts/60 min. 5 vs.4 (minimum 50 GP). 5 of the 22 players above him (Prust and Bournvial were listed among the 5) have 3 or less PP points, so their PP time is insignificant. So, DD effectively rates 17th among all centers in point generation on the PP. It's possible that this ranking improves if the last 9 games were included in the btn data.
DD is 14th in primary assists using the same criterion.
DD is second among Habs forwards at 5.36 points per 60 at 5vs.4. Pacioretty is first at 5.90. Note: Vanek's numbers aren't broken down between his multiple teams and he's only been in Montreal for 11 games or so.
I was a bit surprised to find DD ranked as highly as he is in PP production. His overall ranking seems to indicate that he is a net positive to the Canadiens PP given the Habs rank among the teams (13th) and the possible alternatives that management has.
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