Leafs Special Teams

Chemmy
November 04 2010 08:17AM

I threw together two charts on the Leafs special teams play. The dots are their performance in that single game and the line is their season average at that point. Notice any disturbing trends for the Leafs PP and PK?

 

The Leafs' PP started out poorly, got it together for a couple games and then disappeared. With a team as bad at scoring as the 10-11 Leafs the special teams will decide an awful lot of games. This is a team that needs to make the most of its power play and be stingy on the PK.

Similarly the PK that had been pretty good so far has fallen apart with the departure of Mike Zigomanis. Zigomanis was killing penalties well and winning faceoffs even with limited minutes. John Mitchell made a nice play on Kaberle/Brown's goal last night but then failed at clearing the puck before Alex Semin's tying goal in the third.

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#1 Jon S
November 04 2010, 08:29AM
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Kaberle looks like Slim Pickens the way he's hanging over the Ketchup bottle.

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#2 Steve Lansky
November 04 2010, 09:34AM
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Why does anyone give a rat's a** where the goals come from...PP, SH, even strength.

Shoot the puck...score goal...get cheque.

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#4 Pension Plan Puppets
November 04 2010, 11:59AM
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Steve Lansky wrote:

Why does anyone give a rat's a** where the goals come from...PP, SH, even strength.

Shoot the puck...score goal...get cheque.

Are you a real person or a robot built to spout inanities and drive me insane?

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#5 Steve Lansky
November 04 2010, 02:39PM
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Chemmy wrote:

Well you see, if the Leafs special teams score more the Leafs will win more.

Special teams let you put five offensively minded players on the ice without worrying too much about being scored on so...

Second-best PP in the NHL last year? Montreal...8th in the East.

5th best PP last year? Anaheim...missed playoffs entirely.

17th best PP last year? Buffalo...third in the East.

What's that phrase I'm searching for? Oh ya, "no correlation."

But you keep thinking there is. Probably still believe in Santa.

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