In the comments to the last post someone asked if I could put up the running totals for scoring chances this year on a somewhat regular basis. Given that I haven't done it since the half-way mark of the season that seems like a pretty reasonable request. I'll try to update the numbers at the beginning of each week. Also, a big thanks to Coach who let me know how to import my charts from an Excel document into blogger. He, I and everyone else should all now be much happier. Anyway, these are the scoring chances from the beginning of the season.
(For those unfamiliar with the metric a player is awarded a chance anytime someone on the ice has a chance to score. He is awarded with a “chance for” if someone on his team has a chance and awarded with a “chance against” if someone on the opposing team has a chance to score. The results are broken down into three game states, EV (even strength), PP (Power Play) and SH (Short-Handed). The players are all organized according to their jersey numbers.)
Games One to Sixty-Eight, October 12 to March 14
Missing Games 22 at St. Louis, 33 at Vancouver and 40 vs San Jose
21=Potulny and *21=Kotalik
Thanks again to Coach for helping things look a tad more professional and making things a whole lot easier to read. Thanks also goes to Dennis for being the Boxer of the Oilogosphere. Work harder man! I may go back and edit the charts into my other posts since I still have them all on hand.