Part 2 of 4. Over the next few weeks, I’ll attempt to give you the Eastern Conference low-down on fantasy players broken down by position and team (similar to my Western counter-parts “Fantasy Indicators of Success” series). Last week we looked at goaltenders, this week I’ll cover the defensemen of the Eastern Conference. Statistics include Tuesday night’s games.
I think most people would agree that ice time equals opportunity. Now not all Time On the Ice (TOI) is equal. Players who spend more time on the power play have an advantage. Power Play Time On the Ice (PPTOI) is probably the most important indicator of a defenseman’s chances of scoring points.