Thursday, March 15, 2007

PK Power Rankings

From James Mirtle:

Using data from Behind the Net and taking only players who have played at least 120 minutes shorthanded as of Feb. 18 (approximately two minutes per game), the player with the lowest number of power-play goals scored against per two minutes short-handed ice time is Vancouver Canucks forward Josh Green.

In fact, the Canucks — owners of the league's top-ranked penalty kill — have the four highest-ranked players in the category, and five of the top seven players. This isn't a measurement that takes into account the strength of a player's teammates or the goaltender (hello Roberto Luongo!), so take it for what it's worth.
Interesting to say the least. It's no secret that the penalty-killing unit has taken a bit of a hit since Ryan Kesler (ranked no. 17 on the list) and Josh Green went down to injuries. This partly quantifies the reason it has.

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