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How did they do? 2010-2011 Canuck forwards

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The Sedins reviewing tape from round 1 against Chicago
(via Zandberg)

 

Since the head honchos around here have decided to forgo taking a retrospect at the Canucks past season, stat wise, I've taken it upon myself to do their job for them! Of course, I'm going to look at things in a slightly different way than might be normal, because that's how I roll. 

I'm going to look at the stats for each line as one unit, as a lot of what I'll be talking about is line dependent. I'll be looking at both regular season and playoffs, so be forewarned there may be cuss and punching your monitor inducing stats on the way

Before we start, a quick rundown of what we're looking at here:
TOI - Time on Ice.
G,A,P/60 - Goals, Assists and Points per 60 minutes of ice time.
GFON,GAON/60 - Goals For, and Against per 60 minutes of ice time while the player is on the ice
On ice SH% - The shooting percentage of the team while the player is on the ice. Not of the player himself
On ice SV% - The save percentage of the goaltender while the player is on the ice.
Ozone% - The percentage of the players shifts that start in the offensive zone (for a faceoff)

All the stats that are "per 60 minutes" mean "if the player could play 60 minutes in one game, this is how many whatevers (goals, assists, etc) he would get". I have put the save percentages for Luongo and Schneider as a reference as well.

All these stats are for 5on5 ice time.

Regular Season
SV% for Luongo: 934, for Schneider: 933

Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows

TOI G/60 A/60 P/60 GFON/60 GAON/60 +/-ON/60 On ice SH% On ice SV% Ozone%
D Sedin 14.32 1.18 1.94 3.12 3.73 2.09 1.64 10.96 927 74.5
H Sedin 14.99 0.49 2.29 2.78 3.66 2.34 1.32 10.59 919 71.4
Burrows 13.58 1.47 1.29 2.76 3.62 2.15 1.47 10.83 927 70.5

 

Mason Raymond - Ryan Kesler - Mikael Samuelsson

TOI G/60 A/60 P/60 GFON/60 GAON/60 +/-ON/60 On ice SH% On ice SV% Ozone%
Raymond 12.89 0.73 1.33 2.06 2.59 2.19 0.4 7.33 918 55.6
Kesler 13.91 1.21 0.79 2.00 2.95 1.95 1.00 8.42 928 50.0
Samuelsson 13.78 0.75 1.04 1.80 2.61 2.09 0.52 8.14 926 49.1

 

Jannik Hansen - Manny Malhotra - Raffi Torres

TOI G/60 A/60 P/60 GFON/60 GAON/60 +/-ON/60 On ice SH% On ice SV% Ozone%
Hansen 12.02 0.55 1.09 1.64 2.37 1.58 0.79 8.06 945 34.3
Malhotra 12.37 0.47 1.01 1.48 2.29 1.68 0.61 8.72 944 25.0
Torres 11.56 0.71 0.9 1.62 2.21 1.95 0.26 7.78 936 29.6

 

I left out the 4th line because there wasn't much consistency there. I also didn't use Higgins or Lapierre because their stats included their substantial time with their previous teams, which would throw things off.

What jumps out first to me is how easy it is to segregate the lines based on zone starts. Ridiculous offensive zone starts? Must be the Sedins. Ridiculously low? Must be the Malhotra line.

The second thing that jumps out? Look at the on ice SV% for the third line. Holy smokes. The designated "win this defensive draw and get it out of the zone" line looks like it did its job incredibly well. There aren't many other players with that low a Ozone% and that high an on ice SV%. In fact, for players with Ozone% less than 40%, all three are in the top 6 (Hansen 2nd, Manny 3rd, Raffi 6th), and the other three all have higher zone start percentages (Vernon Fiddler in first is only just 1 percent higher than Hansen though). 

Important note about the Sedin line and the On Ice shooting %. Many would say that is high, and due for a regression, but the last three years they have always been over 10%, so I believe they are just better at setting up linemates for goals (at least in the regular season. gulp). As I think we can all attest to.

Playoffs: (buckle up)
SV% for Luongo: 931, for Schneider: 918

I have highlighted pertinent information

Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows

TOI G/60 A/60 P/60 GFON/60 GAON/60 +/-ON/60 On ice SH% On ice SV% Ozone%
D Sedin 15.76 0.61 0.76 1.37 2.28 3.05 -0.76 6.82 882 67.2
H Sedin 16.39 0.15 1.32 1.46 2.05 2.93 -0.88 6.70 887 65.0
Burrows 15.80 0.76 0.91 1.67 2.28 2.73 -0.46 7.69 898 68.1

 

  • One word: Ouch
  • Look at that team SV%. The Sedins do not work well in their own zone
  • The shooting percentage fell off a cliff from the regular season. It's not terrible, but instead of "excellent" it's now "below terrible", which is a pretty big fall. You think guys have figured out how to shut down the Sedins?

Christopher Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Mason Raymond / Mikael Samuelsson

TOI G/60 A/60 P/60 GFON/60 GAON/60 +/-ON/60 On ice SH% On ice SV% Ozone%
Higgins 14.09 0.51 0.51 1.02 1.36 0.85 0.51 4.88 968 53.4
Kesler 15.53 0.46 1.08 1.55 1.85 1.55 0.31 6.35 938 47.6
Raymond 13.88 0.36 0.36 0.72 1.26 1.26 0.00 4.58 948 51.9
Samuelsson 13.58 0.40 0.40 0.80 1.61 2.41 -0.80 5.56 914 54.1

 

  • You could call this "Death to Scoring Chances: The Line". Seriously. 
  • At least Higgins and Raymond were defensively responsible
  • Sammy had a pretty rough go, but I think his multiple injuries requiring surgeries played a part in that

Raffi Torres - Maxim Lapierre - Jannik Hansen

TOI G/60 A/60 P/60 GFON/60 GAON/60 +/-ON/60 On ice SH% On ice SV% Ozone%
Torres 11.47 0.68 0.91 1.59 1.82 1.36 0.45 7.21 946 35.1
Lapierre 12.25 0.59 0.40 0.98 1.37 0.98 0.39 5.65 965 29.1
Hansen 13.45 0.54 0.90 1.43 1.96 0.71 1.25 6.71 972 36.8

 

  • Here we have what I'm going to refer to as Team Awesome
  • Torres produced points at basically exactly the same rate in the playoffs as he did in the regular season. At the same G/A ratio. Impressive. This is why we'll miss him 
  • Hansen was a defensive beast. Less than 3/4 of a goal per 60 minutes? And a 972 on ice SV%? All I have to say about that is this:

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Tanner Glass - Cody Hodgson - Victor Oreskovich

TOI G/60 A/60 P/60 GFON/60 GAON/60 +/-ON/60 On ice SH% On ice SV% Ozone%
Glass 7.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.07 -2.07 0.00 934 31.4
Hodgson 6.40 0.00 0.78 0.78 0.78 3.91 -3.13 2.70 880 47.4
Oreskovich 6.21 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.05 -3.05 0.00 903 30.6

 

  • I feel like a bull looking at a Matador here. So much red
  • It's the 4th (ish) line, so you don't expect them to do much, but Oreskovich and Glass both had no points, and weren't on the ice for a single goal for. 
  • Meanwhile they were on the ice for too many. That's not the kind of ratio you want your 4th line to be having.
  • These guys started a lot of time in their own end and it showed. Contrast that to the third line, which also started a lot in it's own end but fared much better off, and you can see the value those guys have on the defensive end

So what's the takeaway on all this? 

  • The Sedins score a lot. And are good at increasing the shooting % of their teammates. At least during the regular season
  • They also get scored on a lot. They got absolutely manhandled during the playoffs. Please work on defense and caring in your own zone guys. Thanks
  • Kesler really, really, really, really needs a winger that do something. Regular season wise his line did okay, but he was carrying the load there (look at the G/60 for him compared to Raymond and Sammy). In the playoffs they all fell off a cliff offense wise
  • The third line was Money. Even when Manny wasn't on it in the playoffs. Also, Hansen is pretty decent defensively. When you consistently have the best on ice SV% of all the lines, I don't think it's a fluke.
  • Fourth line was a trainwreck in the playoffs. Hopefully having Lapierre there full time next year will help out. 
  • CAVEAT: I know that on ice SV% can be considered more "luck based" and one could argue that the players aren't getting the support from the goaltender, but I think it's also a two way street

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Please find some magic second players

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