Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Residents of the red light district

Players who were on the ice for the most 5-on-5 goals against last season (stats courtesy Behind The Net):

Defence
(min 40 games w/ one team)

NAME TM GP MINS GF GA

1 HATCHER PHI 82 1326 50 82
2 PITKANEN PHI 77 1248 57 77
3 BOYLE T.B 82 1525 74 75
4 COMMODORE CAR 82 1228 59 70
5 MICHALEK PHX 82 1279 46 69
6 BOUWMEESTER FLA 82 1397 89 68
7 CHARA BOS 80 1304 54 68
8 PHANEUF CGY 79 1336 77 67
9 SOURAY MTL 81 1155 37 66
10 KEITH CHI 82 1386 66 66
11 STUART BOS 68 976.1 47 65
12 ALLEN FLA 82 1286 72 65
13 EMINGER WSH 68 977.7 38 64
14 KUBA T.B 81 1136 51 64
15 MORRIS PHX 82 1133 46 64
16 SMITH EDM 82 1311 46 64
17 BREWER STL 82 1316 56 63
18 SALEI FLA 82 1304 52 63
19 MESZAROS OTT 82 1186 49 62
20 HAVELID ATL 77 1196 59 62


Forwards
(min 40 games w/ one team)

NAME TM GP MINS GF GA

1 PROSPAL T.B 82 1280 62 81
2 OVECHKIN WSH 82 1185 67 77
3 STLOUIS T.B 82 1362 76 77
4 LECAVALIER T.B 82 1262 72 76
5 BRUNETTE COL 82 1046 63 64
6 HORCOFF EDM 80 1049 41 63
7 WILLIAMS CAR 82 1062 52 63
8 KOIVU MTL 81 935.4 37 61
9 UMBERGER PHI 81 843.2 25 61
10 STAAL CAR 82 1117 59 60
11 BERGERON BOS 77 899.9 38 59
12 RICHARDS T.B 82 1289 48 59
13 LUPUL EDM 81 974.5 33 58
14 SAVARD BOS 73 985.8 49 58
15 SAKIC COL 82 1095 67 58
16 WHITNEY CAR 81 1037 58 58
17 BROWN L.A 81 970 37 57
18 FROLOV L.A 82 1069 51 57
19 ZUBRUS WSH 60 787.5 45 56
20 KARIYA NSH 82 1142 64 56
21 BRINDAMOUR CAR 78 1083 61 56

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7 Comments:

At 9:49 AM, October 09, 2007, Blogger mc79hockey said...

James -

You know I'm a huge fan of the site. For the love of all that's holy, you've gotta find a source that strips out the ENGs.

 
At 11:51 AM, October 09, 2007, Blogger The Sports Corner said...

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At 11:52 AM, October 09, 2007, Anonymous The Sports Corner said...

I guess this goes to show how important special teams is. But I'm not surprised at all to see two Flyer's defencemen up there on the list. However, I didn't think that so many Tampa Bay forwards were such a defensive liability 5-on-5. Hm, very interesting.

 
At 1:19 PM, October 09, 2007, Anonymous Karina said...

I was looking at the Tampa forwards... is it that these guys are really that bad defensively, or just that they had poor goaltending and play the highest minutes of forwards in the league? It'd be neat if there was a way to balance these numbers with the quality of goaltending they were playing with. For instance, Phaneuf looks worse because he plays in front of Kipper than, say, Bouwmeester who had Belfour or Auld behind him.

I'm still stunned that McCabe isn't here. He scares me... and him playing with White scares me even more. But I guess he's not as bad as he appears...

 
At 1:48 PM, October 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really surprised that Hatcher and Pitkanen are so high because they got most minutes in the worst team in the NHL.

Hatcher was selected by the team management as their best D last season.

Pitkanen was third in scoring and first in assists.

 
At 2:11 PM, October 09, 2007, Anonymous voukmn said...

This shows what a joke Brind'amour's Selke victory was. He had a great season, no doubt about it, but he was forced to carry the Hurricanes through some rough patches as a de facto #1 center with Staal slumping and was not anything what I'd call a defensive forward last season.

To have him before Pandolfo or Påhlsson, who played the most hideous minutes day in/day out against top scoring lines with more success (in this case less even strength goals against) is a disgrace.

That being said, Selke always seems to go to the guy who deserved it the season before. Combined with Påhlssons immortal postseason, he's a lock for it this time.

 
At 4:12 PM, October 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a simple suggestion: Instead of sorting these lists by GA, why not add a column called GA/MINS? Suddenly, the rankings change quite a bit, and the TB forwards don't look so bad.

But suppose the TB forwards (or Tortorella's coaching strategies) really are defensively-challenged. What does that say about Denis and Holmqvist (and John Grahame from 2005)? Perhaps their GAA and SV% numbers say more about Tortorella's system and the TB defensemen than the goalies' actual abilities.

 

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