9:18 AM EDT, Mon August 31, 2015
Canes Country Aug 12, 2015

The Statistic for the Rest of Us

There is a lot to learn about advanced statistics such as Corsi, Fenwick, PDO and such. In the meantime let's hear it for the under-appreciated shooting percentage stat, a surprisingly accurate indicator of individual offensive success. Quick, what do Jeff Skinner's rookie campaign and his 2013-2014 season have in common? If you guessed that he had a shooting percentage above his NHL career average, you win the prize. Skinner has a career shooting percentage of 10.5%. During his rookie year he shot at a 14.4% rate.  When he next potted in excess of 30 goals, he was shooting at a rate of...

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