Forensics: Steen Engine

Tom Collins

2013-10-25

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Is Alex Steen for real?

 

Looking at the NHL scoring leaders, there are many familiar names at the top of the list: Crosby, Ovechkin, Thornton…

 

But a few names do jump out as not belonging. One of those is Alexander Steen.

The son of former Jet Thomas Steen, Alexander has goals in six of his seven games, being shut out only against the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 15. Steen has the second highest points per game average in the league at 1.57, trailing only Sidney Crosby, is second in goals, and tied for 10th in points.

 

What's the reason for the hot start, and can it continue?

 

Let's start by looking at his linemates.

 

2012-13 season

 

Frequency

Strength

Line Combination

56.95%

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