Five on Four





Taking a close look at the power-play potential of some Western Conference teams…



Power play statistics make up some key categories in many of our pools and anticipating these numbers year after year can be a difficult process. We know that the top 30 scorers in the league will get their share of power play points and the elite players will always contribute. One obvious strategy is taking first line players who get ample power play time or blue liners who quarterback the first power play unit. In fact, this is so obvious it brought great pain even writing it. In saying that, year after year there are fluctuations, even among the most reliable producing players and teams.

Looking at individual players and analyzing their power play statistics is worthwhile if you want to win your pool. So for this week's edition of The Wild West, we will look at some individual power play numbers and also take a deeper look at how teams in the Western Conference fared last year with the man advantage.