Sunday, October 29, 2006

It Was My Understanding That There Would Be No Math

Ten games into the Caps' season seems like a good point at which to do some evaluatin', or at least some lookin' at numbers. This is a broad look at team stats taken from a small sample, and it's worth noting that much of the below is a comparison of this year's team so far to last year's squad rather than a comparison of this year's team to the rest of the NHL, so take it all with a shaker of salt.

The numbers, then, after ten games:
So what's the bottom line? Well, the Caps are scoring more, allowing fewer goals against, scoring more regularly on the power play and killing off penalties at a greater rate than last year. To me, those are all positive indicators and if the team can cut down on the penalties and shots on goal against, progress should continue.


Tyler said...

Yannic Perreault just signed with the Yotes for $700K. Now look at our problem areas: puck possession, faceoffs, second-line center... I wonder if we offered YP $725K.

Tyler said...

Oh -- and it was a one-year deal. Grrrrr.