This article is part of our DFS NHL Breakdown series.
My rankings are determined by a Corsi-based Rating System that I created, the average Rating is about 49 per game. Like Corsi, this represents the total number of shot attempts per game either for or against, but it's also adjusted for shooting percentage and save percentage. Any shot attempt counts, whether it is on goal, off target or blocked, which is why the average hovers around 49, rather than the league average shots on goal (31.6). With the current rosters I have loaded, the Offense Rating (OR) range is a best of 57.7 (TOR) to a worst of 45.7 (VAN), and the Defense Rating (DR) range is a best of 44.1 (NSH) to a worst of 60.6 (OTT) – Ottawa is so bad, the next worst team is 53.3 (CHI). These numbers will change daily with line changes, injuries and player call-ups. I am hoping these values clearly show how good or bad a team ranks by equating it to shot attempts per game.
Slate Preview: Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Main Slate on Thursday is large, featuring 11 games with tons of options, both on the high-priced side and the value side. It looks like a great cash-game slate but a difficult tournament slate to get enough coverage. Only Chicago is playing on the second half of a back-to-back; and only Minnesota is playing on the front end of a back-to-back.
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