Visual WOWY representation of Jay McClement’s poor possession play
A few people didn’t like that I suggested that Jay McClement was a bad player in yesterday’s Mikhail Grabovski post so I thought I would provide a visual representation of McClement’s mediocrity in the form of 5v5 Zone Start adjusted CF% WOWY charts for each of the past 6 seasons (this season included).
Let’s start with this current season even though the sample size is relatively small and so the number of line mates with a reasonable number of minutes with McClement is relatively small.
In this chart, it is better for McClement to have the bubbles below and to the right of the diagional line indicating his teammates corsi for % improved when they were on the ice with McClement. As you can see, none did.
So, what about previous seasons?
As you can see, it is a relatively rate event for a teammate to have a better corsi for % when on the ice with McClement than when not. That is not a good thing.
Of 268 forwards with >2500 ZS adjusted 5v5 minutes of ice time over the 5 years from 2007-08 through 2011-12 McClement ranks 247th. He is a dreadful offensive forward ranking 253rd in CF20 and 243rd in GF20 and a mediocre defensive forward ranking 153rd in CA20.
Again, if you want to know why Grabovski’s production and on-ice stats have dropped off this year look no further than Jay McClement.