Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Scoring Chances - Games 1-82

Most of what I had to throw out there I put in the post below looking at just the second half but I may throw out a few quips after the chart. Once again, thanks very much to Dennis for logging all of the chances. This is the fruit of his labour.

(For those unfamiliar with the metric a player is awarded a chance any time 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 organized according to their jersey numbers.)

Games One Through Eighty-Two, October 12 to April 11
Missing Games 22 at St. Louis, 33 at Vancouver, 40 vs San Jose, 81 vs Calgary and 82 at Calgary
21 = Potulny and 21* = Kotalik

The season ended with Oiler fans looking pretty glum, so I thought it would be worthwhile to point out a couple of positives:

1. Sam Gagner finished the year in the positive in his 19 year-old season. He also showed well in his time on the PK early in the year. We could have a very good player on our hands. If management is smart we'll be talking about the Gagner window after he signs a nice long extension this summer.

2. Shawn Horcoff took more defensive zone draws then any other forward in the league and almost stayed even for the year. That's impressive. Hopefully he can do it until he's 40.

3. Lubomir Visnovsky is a fantastic player. He'll be in the lineup in October.

4. Denis Grebeshkov is a keeper and he wants to stay. You can't ask for much more than that.

5. We had a chance to see Erik Cole killing penalties. I haven't checked to see if he's doing it in Carolina, but man, that guy was a beast.

6. Ales Hemsky outscores tough competition at EV. That's a feather in the cap of the much maligned Craig MacTavish. If you're angry with him or want him to be fired just think about that for a couple of minutes and be thankful for the hard work he's put in.

7. Dustin Penner leads all forwards in EV +/- (original emotions felt about MacTavish restored).


Coach pb9617 said...

Any chance you could post the raw data?

Scott said...

I'm actually not too sure what you're asking for. A game by game breakdown?

Coach pb9617 said...

Sorry, I mean the actual numbers in .csv rather than the snapshot.

I want to dig in and play around with them.

Scott said...

Coach, you've helped me before so I know this won't surprise you too much, but I have no clue what a ".csv" is. If you can explain it, then I should be able to post it.

Coach pb9617 said...

you have this in an excel doc, yes?

Go to "File", then select "Save as", then look at the bottom of the file window, and in the "save as file type" dropdown, scroll down to "CSV (Comma delimited) and save.

Open that .csv file in wordpad or notepad and copy paste the results into the post.

Or, upload the .csv file to sendspace

Scott said...

Coach, when I tried this Blogger put all of the results into one huge line. It seems like it would be easier to just send you the file over email. Is that okay with you? (I'll need an email address to send it to)

Dennis said...

Once again, Scott, I'd like to thank you for compiling all the work.

Scott said...

You're very much welcome Dennis. It's been great to have someone doing the work you've done and it would be a waste not to get the most out of it. So thank you yourself Dennis.

Coach pb9617 said...

Try pb9610@hotmail.com

Thanks Scott.