“Player Contribution is a method for allocating credit for a team’s performance to the individual contributors on a hockey team. More precisely, it is a way of allocating a team’s wins to individual players. It puts offense, defense and goaltending performance on the same page, in the same currency.Defense has always been the toughest part of the game to isolate. The real power of Player Contribution is its ability to get at defensive contribution in a meaningful way. The way to do that is to isolate the component parts of the game. If you identify offense and goaltending, the rest must be defense. Study situational play to break defense down into smaller, more homogeneous pieces. Identify defensive responsibilities by position. Once you have done all that, the pieces become easier to understand and defense becomes easier to quantify.” - Ryder on Player Contribution
2007 Player Contribution [xls - 550kb] [modified June 2, 2007]
2 for my versions of the regular season and playoffs.
2 for Ryder's versions of the regular season and playoffs.
The player who tops the list [Ryder Version] in total wins contributed is Luongo with an amazing 4 wins (Canucks won 5). Canucks scored at mostly marginal rates and their defense wasn't stellar, allowing a lot of good chances on Luongo, however they managed to win a series and a game against the Ducks. The performance was so great that it is unlikely that another player will catch Luongo in the remaining 4-7 games as the closest player in line is Giguere with "only" a score of 64 (3 wins).
I should note here: this stuff all suffer from the classic line problems associated with the plus minus statistics and even in goal scoring as a player cannot get assists if no one can score.
One win = 20 points.
Ryder's top 10:
2. Giguere: 64
3. Kiprusoff: 55
4. Miller 49
5. Hasek: 46
6. Emery: 38
7. Lundqvist: 29
8. Pronger: 29
9. Lidstrom: 29
10. Turco: 28
Therefor, as the most valuable individual player in the playoffs, Luongo should win the Conn Smythe. Of course this suggestion is crazy and there's no way a player who lost in the second round wins such a prestigious trophy, but certainly this shows how important Luongo was to Vancouver (and how pathetic the rest of the team was).