The fall of Alex Ovechkin

The talk of the NHL these days is the fall of the Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin in particular. This is a pretty telling table in regards to Ovechkin’s fall in offensive production. Stats are Ovechkin’s 5v5 stats over the past 6 seasons. Season TOI G A Pts Shots Sh% TOI/G TOI/Shot 2012-13 149:14 0 1 1 18 0.00%  – 8:17 2011-12 1193:36 19 15 34 206 9.22% 62:49 5:48 2010-11 1230:48 17 30 47 230 7.39% 72:24 5:21 2009-10 1125:08 32 33 65 246 13.01% 35:10 4:34 2008-09 1222:16 27 23 50 305 8.85% 45:16 4:00 2007-08 1302:36 34

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Washington’s 2009-10 Shooting Percentage…

Yesterday there was a post on the Behind the Net Blog which discussed the Washington Capital’s 2009-10 even strength shooting percentage of 11.0% and the conclusion was that it must be mostly luck which resulted in a shooting percentage that high.  But was it?  It was noted in the article that in 2007-08 the Capitals shot at 8.1%, in 2008-09 they shot at 8.2% and this season they are shooting at 8.2% again.  So clearly 2009-10 appears to be an anomaly, but was it a luck driven anomaly or something else? Most people in the hockey analysis world have been using

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Four Cup Contenders with Goaltending Issues

If you polled hockey fans who the top contenders are for the Stanley Cup, four of the most frequent answers you will get will be Washington and Pittsburgh from the eastern conference and San Jose and Chicago from the western conference. What these teams have in common are very good groups of offensive forwards with multiple star players and some pretty good defensemen to go with them. But what they also have in common are question marks in goal that they will have to overcome if they are to go deep into the playoffs. San Jose Sharks We all know

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Announcement, odds and ends

Sorry for being pretty absent over the past few weeks. I was away for a couple weeks on vacation visiting family and stuff. But things should hopefully pick up from here on. I would like to take a moment to announce that Joe, from Joe’s Washington Hockey Blog has moved his blog to Capitals.hockeyanalysis.com and will become the maintainer of the Capitals blog on HockeyAnalysis.com. Joe will be a great addition to HockeyAnalysis.com as the Capitals are challenge Boston for top spot in the east and are a represent the eastern conference and are a serious threat to represent the

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