In a feature that I’ll be running here on Gone Puck Wild throughout the season, before each game, I will analyse the underlying numbers for both the Wild and their next opponent to see how they match-up. Tonight’s opponent is the Winnipeg Jets.
-Here are the underlying numbers for both teams so far this year at 5v5 Close, along with some general statistics:
(GF%=Goals For %, CF%=Corsi For %, FF%=Fenwick For %, SF%=Shots For Percentage, Sh%=
Shooting Percentage, Sv%=Save Percentage)
- The Jets are pretty terrible in all metrics. The one thing they can take solace in is their low Sh%, which is sure to improve. Also, they have 7 regulation wins at home.
-Here are the 3 Best and 3 Worst players from each team in terms of Corsi For% (puck possession) and PDO (luck). This only counts players who have played 50% of their team’s games so far:
|5v5 CLOSE|| |
|MIN CF% Top 3|| |
|MIN CF% Worst 3|| |
|MIN PDO Top 3|| |
|COOKE (108.2)||POMINVILLE (107.4)|
|MIN PDO Worst 3|| |
|MITCHELL (94.1)||DUMBA (94.7)|
|WPG CF% Top 3|| |
|WPG CF% Worst 3|| |
|WPG PDO Top 3|| |
|WPG PDO Worst 3|| |
-Here are the Player Usage Charts for both teams to illustrate which players are getting tough minutes and which players are being sheltered:
(Click To Enlarge) (Bubble Size=Corsi On Rating. Blue Bubble=Postive. Red Bubble=Negative)
- If there were two players I could take from this Jets roster, it would be Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little. They both put up excellent numbers and are extremely underrated.
Okay, that’s all from me. Make sure you check-out the official Gone Puck Wild Game Preview before puck-drop where you’ll get some useful insight along with all the information you need about the game.
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