Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Useless Stats

More differentials. Standings from NHL.com on 12/13/2011
5-5 Differentials.

So it appears that, as of now, there are really only three teams that are excelling at 5-5.

Now, let's look at PP-PK differential.

Ouch. One team seems to be excelling, and it's the dive bomb Canucks.

Fucking pussies. Real men score 5-5.

You know, sometimes we look, and honestly, it looks like the Flames are a player or ten away from being something legit. Being even at PP-PK is probably fine in isolation. But they are also even, or to be intellectually honest, they are below even, at 5-5 as well. You have to be a great team to win if your margins are that slim, and the Flames are pretty far removed from great, in personnel, management, and the coaching departments.

Now, there are two ways to address the differential on 5-5, and that is with more scoring or allowing less goals. But to go from a -1 to a +10 is probably going to take both. We definitely need to upgrade the defence, but we would probably be wise to upgrade the offense as well.

Silver lining? Every team in the West is flawed in some way.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias Ken King should be fired.