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The Noon Number: 59.5%

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Jannik Hansen's Corsi percentage since he's been moved up to the top line with the Sedin twins.

Corsi percentage is a useful stat to track generally where the puck was when a player was on the ice. Add the total number of shot attempts at the other team's net by the total number of shot attempts at both ends when Hansen is on, and you'll end up with his Corsi percentage.

If you're more of a traditionalist, fine. Hansen is +3 since joining the line, although take note of his PDO of 107.3%.


I've been a fan of the idea of moving Hansen up to the top line with the twins, because he is overall a better possession player than Alex Burrows. Burrows is also a player who can handle tougher minutes and has so in the past playing with Kesler. The twins are, well, not very good defensively, and when they're not scoring, the media in town jump on them for being a combined -6 in 3 games or something just as dumb.

So, Hansen makes them a little bit better on defense, is a little smarter in the neutral zone than Burrows, and, well, let's see the result:

Corsi % before Blues game Corsi % since Blues game
Jannik Hansen 48.5% 59.5%
Henrik Sedin 59.7% 59.1%
Daniel Sedin 59.5% 60.0%

(Data mined via found here and here)

What's happened? While not significantly harming the play of the twins, Hansen has been able to create more chances for himself. And what of the rest of the team? Well, prior to the St. Louis Blues game, five Canuck forwards were below 50%. That has now dipped to three since (Manny Malhotra, Andrew Ebbett, Dale Weise) although we're dealing with a much smaller sample, but considering the Canucks have played four on the road and just one at home since the switch, I think we can adjust those numbers in favour of the switch.