I've got my own little blog that no-one reads, but yesterday I found a site that tracks scoring chances from the official PBP data of the NHL. So anyways, I whipped up some ugly charts (I stink at Excel) but the findings were interesting.
Full post here, I'll link to the most interesting images.
Basically Andy Greene is a boss with 60% of the scoring chances at 5v5. Chara, Doughty, Suter are all 53-55%. Keith is 61% but he gets 57% O/Dst% vs 47% for Greene.
Jagr is also incredible and killing it with Zajac. Almost all of the regular forwards are positive.
Notable that no D (except Gelinas) is a minus.
Here's where it gets real sh!tty. Marty and Cory get virtually the same chances (0.7 more for Marty). Marty has gotten around 15% shooting whilst Cory 8.9%.
Thing is, the goals for/against listed are only on scoring chances. That means the softie routine-stop that went in isn't included. When you add those up, Marty has given up 28 goals on non-scoring chances and Cory has only given up 12. That is a softie every 0.8 games for Marty and one every three games for Cory.
Those softies are the difference between being in the playoffs and not.
Edited by Marshall, 27 March 2014 - 12:44 PM.