So sometimes the rice paper and hickory holding up my airship springs a leak and I make mistakes.
The overall player Corsi chart from last game had an error, in that it missed the last 7 or so minutes of the third period. When I originally set it up, I’d only set the formulas to read about 800 rows of a game play by play, thinking it would be impossible for a game to record more events than that. Most games this year have been between 500 and 700 rows. The Oilers blew the doors off enough that there were 913 rows . My mistake.
So, it turned out better than I had shown the first time. RNH, Eberle, and now Ladi Smid have set a new season team best with a Corsi of +18. Taylor Hall ended the night +15, and Jeff Petry +11.
Two Oilers actually did end in negative figures — Ryan Whitney and Eric Belanger both ended at -2. The rankings didn’t change much for Corsi per minute.
Both my other charts from that post are fine.
To make amends, I created a new chart for you. Here’s a player vs player matrix for how each Oiler did with every other Oiler, as expressed in even strength shot attempts:
Here’s my advice to Ralph Krueger: do not play Ryan Whitney with any Oiler defencemen. Extending that logic suggests not playing Ryan Whitney, if you missed it. He especially did poor while playing with Eric Belanger and/or Ryan Smyth. Not sure how it works, but playing the old boys together unlocks some kind of hockey-related Dark Crystal.