Eastern Edge: Understated shot and power-play point performances

Brennan Des

2020-11-03

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In this week's Eastern Edge, we'll highlight understated performances in individual fantasy hockey categories – with a focus on shots and power-play points. As always, leave a comment down below or shoot me a message on Twitter @BrennanDeSouza if there's something you want me to cover in future articles!

 

Taylor Hall

The 28-year-old winger has been a high-volume shooter throughout his career, averaging about 3.5 shots per game in recent seasons. Hall finished 12th in the league with 232 shots on target during the 2019-2020 campaign. His new teammate Jack Eichel directed 227 shots on goal, finishing 13th in the category. At first this seems like cause for concern. Two players that shot at a high volume while they were on different teams – now presumably playing on the same line in Buffalo. Will one player take over as the primary shooter while the other sees his shot totals plummet? Well, perhaps. However, it's certainly possible for them to coexist as high-volume shooters. As I look through the shot leaders from last season, I see a few examples where two high-volume shooters played on the same line, including Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak,