SICHL: The Numbers Gameby Gary Graves | March 30, 2014, 8:16 PM ET
I can honestly say that I was never one to enjoy math or numbers! However, I decided to take the current pro STHS Outputs, combine all the teams and crunch the numbers and present to all of you, the “other” stats!
Who are the best faceoff guys in the league, who is logging the most minutes per game, who likes to shoot often but can’t always hit the broadside of a barn? Well how about we take a journey inside the numbers!
These are top 10 players that take more hits than fans at a Snoop Dogg concert! These boys are not afraid to go into the dirty areas! The players with the most hits taken are:
Dennis Seidenberg (LON) - 133 Rich Peverley (TOR) - 129 P.K. Subban (LV ) - 128 Alex Tanguay (TOR) - 127 Tyler Bozak (CGY) - 127 Jordan Staal (WHI) - 125 Daniel Girardi (FRE) - 123 Fedor Tyutin (STK) - 123 Patrik Berglund (DUB) – 122 Mike Richards (STL) - 122
Who you gonna call?
When you need to win that critical face off, these are the guys you want on the dot! (Based on minimum 400 FOT). Your face off % leaders are:
Travis Zajac (NYE) – 63.54% Boyd Gordon (PHI) – 63.12% Patrice Bergeron (AMS) – 61.53% Ryan Kesler (STL) – 60.66% Vincent Lecavalier (WPG) – 60.00% David Backes (EDM) – 59.96% Sidney Crosby (VAN) – 59.57% Matt Duchene (NS ) – 59.07% Pavel Datsyuk (PHI) – 58.97% Steve Ott (WPG) – 58.77
Either the coaches must trust these guys a lot, don’t trust anyone else or these guys just take really long shifts! Top 10 average minutes per game players.
PK Subban (LV ) – 27.69 Fedor Tyutin (STK) – 27.58 Mark Streit (TOR) – 27.58 Stephane Robidas (NYE) – 26.39 Niklas Hjalmarsson (HAV) – 26.38 Mark Giordano (CGY) – 26.37 Travis Hamonic (NYE) – 26.27 Oliver Ekman-Larsson (RYK) – 26.18 Jordan Leopold (TOR) – 26.01 Drew Doughty (WHI) – 25.97
May need glasses, or a little extra practice time?
These guys generally like to shoot a lot, but often they find themselves just plain ole missing the target! Your top 10 players for shots missed!
Zach Parise (WPG) - 153 Steven Stamkos (PHI) - 151 Patrick Kane (TOR) - 149 Daniel Alfredsson (NYE) - 145 Nail Yakupov (R) (MTL) - 145 Daniel Sedin (HBG) - 144 Sidney Crosby (VAN) - 141 Rick Nash (NS ) - 141 Derick Brassard (STK) – 140 Michael Ryder (DUB) - 139
Hit me with your best shot, fire away!
These guys either don’t trust their goalie or love pain cause they be getting in front of a whole lotta pucks! Your shot blocking specialists!
Michael Del Zotto (DEN) - 106 Dennis Seidenberg (LON) - 102 Justin Faulk (RYK) - 99 Fedor Tyutin (STK) - 99 Travis Hamonic (NYE) - 99 Jordan Leopold (TOR) - 98 Oliver Ekman-Larsson (RYK) - 98 Anton Volchenkov (LON) - 97 Niklas Kronwall (FRE) – 93 Ryan Suter (NS) - 93 Tom Gilbert (QUE) – 93
**Stats based on games played thru March 29, 2014