The Numbers Game: Winnipeg Jets Edition

Sep 19, 2013; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) takes a shot on net and Minnesota Wild forward Kyle Brodziak (21) blocks it during the third period at MTS Centre. Wild win 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

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.

(For more info about some of the stats and terms I use in these articles, check out this great stats introduction piece).

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-Here are the underlying numbers for both teams so far this year at 5v5 Close, along with some general statistics:

 

 

 WILD  JETS
LEAGUE POSITION  7th  20th
HOME RECORD  10-1-2  7-6-2
ROAD RECORD  4-4-2  3-5-1
PP% 22.9% 5th 13.1% 25th
PK% 77.4% 24th 81.9% 17th

-5v5 CLOSE-

 WILD  JETS
FF% 55.0% 5th 48.0% 21st
Sh% 7.9% 16th 5.9% 25th
Sv% 95.0% 2nd 91.4% 24th
PDO 102.9 5th 97.3 26th
(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

PLAYER #1

PLAYER #2

PLAYER #3

MIN CF% Top 3

KOIVU (62.4%)

PARISE (61.5%)

POMINVILLE (57.9%)

MIN CF% Worst 3

BRODZIAK (45.8%)

FONTAINE (46.7%)

COOKE (48.4%)

MIN PDO Top 3

FONTAINE (108.8)

        COOKE (108.2)      POMINVILLE (107.4)
MIN PDO Worst 3

KONOPKA (93.0)

        MITCHELL (94.1)           DUMBA (94.7)
WPG CF% Top 3

PARDY (55.4%)

TANGRADI (55.2%)

THORBURN (53.7%)

WPG CF% Worst 3

FROLIK (44.4%)

BOGOSIAN (44.6%)

STUART (45.1%)

WPG PDO Top 3

BOGOSIAN (102.3)

PARDY (101.3)

STUART (100.8)

WPG PDO Worst 3

CLITSOME (93.0)

TANGRADI (93.8)

BYFUGLIEN (94.2)

 

-Here are the Player Usage Charts for both teams to illustrate which players are getting tough minutes and which players are being sheltered:

Minnesota Wild

wild vs jets

 

 

Winnipeg Jets

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(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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*Numbers in this article courtesy of:

-Extra Skater

-BehindTheNet.ca

-Stats.HockeyAnalysis.com

-SomeKindOfNinja.com

-HockeyAbstract.com

Topics: 5v5 Close, Advanced Stats, Analysis, Corsi, Fancystats, Fenwick, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Wild Preview, NHL, Pdo, Regression, Sh%, Sv%, Wild, Wild Game Night, Winnipeg Jets

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