L1 = top line points per game
L2 = second line points per game
L3+L4 = 3rd & 4th line points per game
PP = power play goals for while on the ice per game
EV = even strength goals for while on the ice per game
OVRPCT = L1/(L1+L2)
I created this a few weeks ago (updated it this week) to find out what was wrong with Ottawa:
Many have criticized Ottawa's top line for their terrible season, however the chart above tells a different story: Ottawa has no depth. There are two reasons the depth players might be doing worse than average: bad offensive defensemen, or lack of quality depth forwards. For example, Chris Neil has got 6 points in 44 games ($1.2M), that is simply unacceptable (that's with PP time). Either way there is only one person to blame for a poorly balanced team: the GM.
The chart helped highlight a number of other interesting facts:
- Toronto's second line is more productive than it's first unit (and that's with less ice time)
- Montreal could probably better utilize it's star players: Why does Plekanec get so much ice time?
- I'm sure others will see other things...