Ramblings – Looking at the Leaders in the Lesser Stats – and What That Tells Us (Christmas Edition)



Midseason Guide will be out January 14. In my Ramblings I had been saying "15" but that's wrong. It's the Friday, not the Saturday, that this will be out. So January 14 – 18 days! This Guide comes with your Ultimate Fantasy Pack or Gold/Platinum subscriptions. It does not come with the Keeper League Fantasy Pack nor the Silver subs. You can pre-order it here.


I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday break and having a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. As seems to be tradition here every year, I like to take it easy for the December 25 Ramblings and just zip through some 'more abstract' reports at Frozen Tools and comment on them.


Most Consistent Player

Nathan MacKinnon – with points in 16 of 17 games, he has hit the scoresheet in 94.12% of his games.

The rest: Aleksander Barkov (87.5%), Jake Guentzel (83.33%), Connor McDavid (82.76%), Brad Marchand (80.95%), Alex Ovechkin (80.65%), Max Pacioretty (80.00%)

Surprise names in the Top 30: Nazem Kadri (79.17%), Devon Toews (75.00% – actually ahead of Cale Makar!), Valeri Nichushkin (72.22%)


Top Expected Goals-For per 60 Minutes of Ice Time

How much "shot quality" does a certain player's teammates (including himself) generate when he is on the ice? I did filter for minimum 10 games, though for a stat like this I like to use at least 20. The more games the better. But nonetheless, since it is early in the season it's interesting to see some of these names while using the 10-game mark as the minimum.