Taking Advantage

Dobber Sports

2009-08-30

filatov

 

Poolies are always trying to find that edge. We're always looking for that new angle to look at statistics and twist them to our liking. We can make a player who had 15 points in 46 games look like a gem by drilling down into his ice time and pulling out his points per minute played. Or if that doesn't work, how about his points per shift? Or his points per second of power-play time? Or his points on so-and-so's line versus off of it? So many ways to look at it and if you find the right one, you can 'prove' that your guy is a future stud. Encouraging this dream world, DobberHockey now has the Frozen Pool section, where you can manipulate stats to your heart's desire. Start analyzing and you become lost, as I was with my latest findings.

 

I pulled all the forwards and their points and time on the ice. I wiped out all players with fewer than three points. I then only looked at, out of that group, the 150 forwards who saw the fewest total minutes. At this point, I sorted by minutes per point and 'voila', what we are left with is another new way of showing how good your player will be.

 

Player

GP

PTS

TOI

ATOI

toi/pt

Kariya, Paul LW STL

11

15

199.1

18.1

13.3

Gaborik, Marian RW NYR

17

23

339.9

20.0

14.8