June 20 2012 11:06AM
I know at times it seemed like Fleury was playing for the other team, but this is a bit much-AP
As per everyone in the Hockey Universe Ray Shero has stated that the Penguins are not looking at moving Jordan Staal right now, but are looking to move a defenseman. The Leafs are in the market for a Top 4 D, is there anyone on the Penguins the Leafs should consider poaching?
Whattya got there, numbers?
If you’re new to these or forgot how to read them allow Cam to explain:
To read the chart, the basic thing to note is the circles. Blue circles represent players with positive Corsi, our name for a shot differential statistic that acts as a proxy for team puck possession when a player is on the ice. White circles represent negative Corsi, and the size of the circle indicates to what degree.
The x-axis (horizontal) indicates offensive zone start rate, meaning that the further a player is to the right, the more optimized his minutes are for offensive usage. The y-axis (vertical) is to place a player's quality of competition, the higher the better.
“On defense the 2nd pairing of Kris Letang and Paul Martin were far more effective playing with Malkin and company than top shutdown unit Brooks Orpik and Zbynek Michalek were struggling against top opponents. While late-blooming AHLer Derek Engelland’s improved discipline was encouraging, their most effective depth defensemen were Matt Niskanen and Ben Lovejoy in his 34-game stint. Fans also got an encouraging but highly-sheltered 18-game look at 20-year-old Simon Despres.”