The halfway mark of the season is almost here. By the end of 2017, the New York Islanders will have completed 46% of their season. What I wanted to know is who’s been one of the best contributors for the Islanders, and who hasn’t.
The key to this piece is that it isn’t about who on the New York Islanders is producing enough and who isn’t we know all of that. We can look that up on the Islanders website and sort that out for ourselves quite easily.
What I wanted to do is figure out who is contributing enough on the ice, and who isn’t. And by that I don’t mean just points. I’m talking, penalties drawn, the number of times they were on the ice for a 5on5 goal for or against. I’m even talkin’ about 5on5 Corsi for and the number of faceoffs won.
I’m talking about Game Scores.
If you’re new to game score, find out everything you need to know about it in the link below. If you’ve heard of game score and might need a refresher, do the same.
I also didn’t want to just take a straight game score. As we all know, John Tavares is on the ice more frequently than Alan Quine. Which isn’t necessarily fair either way. So I’m going to use game score per 60 to level the playing field across all skaters. It’s only fair.
(All of my stats are taken from Corsica.Hockey)