To calculate the average goals scored by each individual player, we'd multiply each goal scorer's season total by the number of time Staal assisted on a goal by them (for example, Tlusty would count six different times as a 17 goal scorer, while Ruutu would count once as a 17 goal scorer, etc), then divide that number by Staal's assist total. We wind up with an average of 11.2 goals.
Now, let's compare this to HF sensation and NHL assist leader Claude Giroux (note: Henrik Sedin passed Claude Giroux in assists while I was typing this post):
If we apply the same formula to Giroux's assists, we wind up with an average of 22.7 goals scored by those players.
11.2 average goals by Staal's teammates divided by 22.7 average goals by Giroux's teammates = .49
Staal has scored 76% as many assists as Giroux while playing with 49% of the talent.
Adjusting Giroux's assist total to Staal's situation, Giroux would have 29 assists if he was on the Hurricanes, while Staal would have 91 assists if he were on the Flyers.
Calculating the difference in the playmaking quality of their linemates would be too exhausting of a process, but let's assume that the playmaking talent disparity between their teammates is equal to the goalscoring disparity.
We wind up with the following results:
ADJUSTED POINT TOTALS
Giroux - 13 goals, 29 assists, 42 points
Staal - 46 goals, 91 assists, 137 points
League scoring is currently at 5.44 goals per game. During Wayne Gretzky's 215 point season, league scoring was at 7.94 goals per game. If we were to adjust Staal's Giroux-adjusted point totals to that season, we'd wind up with Staal having 200 points.
So, Staal is on pace to have one of the top five adjusted Claude Giroux-adjusted statistical seasons in history.
Last edited by Hayley from paramore: 03-25-2012 at 06:51 PM.