I think these stats speak for themselves as to why we arent scoring and winning like we had thought we would. I got these stats from NHL.COM Today.
Shooter Miss %- our guys are taking alot of shots. they just arent hitting the net. I'm not 100% sure if a shot counts as a 'missed shot' if it has been blocked by the other team, but regardless, we need to get more shots through.
Player Giveaways to Takeaways Per GAME. As you can see we don't have very many players who accell at take-aways. The majority of our guys giveaway the puck. But there are some surprises. As you can see, Yak, Smytty, Fistric, and The Schultz's, are the worst offenders.
Defensemen (-)GiveAways/(+)TakeAway PER GAME
Forwards (-)GiveAways/(+)TakeAway PER GAME
HITS per Game. I'd like to see each player with at least one hit per game. We've got 4 D-men who can really hit, and only two forwards sadly. Hemsky is the worst offender here.
Defensemen Hits PER GAME
Forwards Hits PER GAME
Blocked Shots per Game-I'd Really Like to see our guys with the most ice-time blocking more shots.
Defensemen BLOCKED SHOTS PER GAME
Forwards BLOCKED SHOTS PER GAME
Add all these things up and our guys with the most ice-time arent really blocking shots, or hitting as much as is necessary to be successful defensively as well as missing too many shots offensively. Overall our team needs to maintain possession of the puck better and have more take-aways than giveaways as well.
If we can get more shots through, not give away the puck as much, hit a bit more and block more shots im sure things will turn around. These things need to be addressed by whoevers on the ice, not only specific role-players but by everyone.
Defensemen AVG. Total ice-Time per Game
Forwards AVG. Total ice-Time per Game
Last edited by t0psh3lfclu7ch: 03-05-2013 at 04:22 PM.
I prefer to look at the aggregate score of the percentage rather than sum of ranks. Using that they'd be 107.6% for 3rd place behind St. Louis 108.5 and Chicago 107.8%. Still pretty good though. However, they are plummeting quickly on the PP.
Lol we should just play the entire game short handed. We have a lot of good statistics that people refuse to look at. Giveaways and takeaways are pretty useless. The guys that make the plays tend to cough off the puck more while defence first players that can't produce offensively can do well in the takeaway category. Not very helpful IMO.
We are also middle of the pack for 5 on 5 goals against. When you factor in the special teams with average defensive play at even strength it clearly tells us something. We aren't scoring at even strength. In fact, we are sitting 25th for goals for while being 5 on 5.