MacT: “We had a lot of guys that the best they were going to be in any given game was a non-factor.” Wow. Double wow. Who are these guys? Let’s ask shot differential:
I’ve lined it up via CorsiRel but straight Corsi doesn’t change much (except for Smithson, whose NAS number skews the graph) and if you’re looking for names to attach to the MacT quote you can put the following on the big board: Ben Eager, Eric Belanger, Lennart Petrell, Mike Brown. The Steve Tambellini All-Star band, with poor Chris VandeVelde called up so ‘no decision Steve’ could mull over calling up Mark Arcobello.
Smid-Petry, a rookie in Schultz the younger, an aging second pairing guy in Schultz the elder, a 5-6D in Fistric, a minor leaguer (outperforming several) in Potter, and ‘no I in team’ were under water for long stretches most nights.
That’s one crazy shot differential chart.