Jordan Eberle is at the point in his career where he has to deliver impressive offense in order to be considered worthy of the money. Eberle is not an outstanding two-way player, and he does not push the river. He’s a dynamite scorer though. He has 78 goals in his last 206 games—that works out to 31 goals per 82 games played. That, my friends, is going to get you paid.
JORDAN EBERLE 10-11
- 5×5 points per 60: 1.82 (4th among regular forwards)
- 5×4 points per 60: 3.94 (3rd among regular forwards)
- Qual Comp: 3rd toughest among regular forwards
- Qual Team: 8th best teammates among regular forwards
- Corsi Rel: 8.7 (2nd best among regular forwards)
- Zone Start: 49.3% (8th most difficult among regular forwards)
- Zone Finish: 51.6% (6th best among regular forwards)
- Shots on goal/percentage: 158/11.4% (5th among F’s>100 shots)
- Boxcars: 68gp, 18-25-43 (led the team in points as a rookie)
JORDAN EBERLE 11-12
- 5×5 points per 60: 3.08 (1st among regular F’s, 2nd in NHL)
- 5×4 points per 60: 4.77 (4th among regular F’s)
- Qual Comp: 5th toughest among regular forwards
- Qual Team: 3rd best teammates among regular forwards
- Corsi Rel: 5.7 (5th best among regular forwards)
- Zone Start: 60.7 % (2nd easiest among regular forwards)
- Zone Finish: 54.5% (best among regular forwards)
- Shots on goal/percentage: 180/18.9% (1st among F’s>100 shots)
- Boxcars: 78, 34-42-76 (led the team in points for 2nd year in a row)
JORDAN EBERLE 12-13
- 5×5 points per 60: 2.31 (2nd among regular forwards)
- 5×4 points per 60: 3.46 (7th among regular forwards)
- Qual Comp: 3rd toughest among regular forwards (top line opp)
- Qual Team: best teammates among regular forwards
- Corsi Rel: 21.9 (best among regular forwards)
- Zone Start: 51.1% (5th most difficult among regular forwards)
- Zone Finish: 50.0% (8th best among regular forwards)
- Shots on goal/percentage: 133/12.03% (3rd among F’s>70 shots)
- Boxcars: 48, 16-21-37
JORDAN EBERLE 13-14
- 5×5 points per 60: 2.03 (2nd among regular forwards)
- 5×4 points per 60: 4.72 (3rd among regular forwards)
- Qual Comp: 5th toughest among regular forwards (2nd line opp)
- Qual Team: 3rd best teammates among regular forwards (top linemates)
- Corsi Rel: 7.3 (2nd best among regular forwards)
- Corsi for % 5×5: 46.3
Corsi for % Rel 5×5: +2.9
- Zone Start: 55.8% (4th easiest among regular forwards)
- Zone Finish: 47.2% (5th best among regular forwards)
- Shots on goal/percentage: 200/14% (1st among F’s>100 shots)
- Boxcars: 80, 28-37-65
VOLLMAN SLEDGEHAMMER (CORSI REL)
RE 13-14 REVIEW
|.833||JORDAN EBERLE RE 13-14||78||28||37||65|
|.813||JORDAN EBERLE ACTUAL 13-14||80||28||37||65|
RE 14-15 PREVIEW
|.875||JORDAN EBERLE RE 14-15||80||30||40||70|
- Why doesn’t he get any respect? Well hell, his linemates are No. 1 overall selections. That’s a pretty tough group to glory over.
- Is that kind of production worth $6M? I think so, based on the money handed out lately. The contract will never be as good as Hall’s, or the Nuge’s, but 30 goal scorers are not easy to find.
- There you go, you just did it! It’s just true, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Hall and Nuge are exceptional players, number one overall picks, franchise-level talents. It’s a victory for Eberle to keep up to them!
- You’re such a bastard! I’m not, really.
- Is Eberle the best RW on the team? Now that Hemsky’s gone, I’d say it is between Perron and Eberle. It probably doesn’t matter, Yakupov could pass them like a house on the side of the road soon.
- Will he be traded? I don’t think so. They’ll have to enjoy more success, and then fail.
- Heh. I understand what you’re saying. Will Eberle be the last to go? The scenario I have suggests he’s the one to stay.
- His whole career? Yes. I think the Oilers will have success later in the decade (not predicting Stanley Cup, just saying success) and there will be some good times with this group. At some point players will move on from Edmonton (they always have) and Eberle will be the first major Oiler to play his entire career with the team.
- Will he score 500 in his career? Hmmm. I’ll say 400, that’s his current average (96 in four years) over 16 seasons. He’ll slow the pace as he ages, but there should be some nice scoring seasons ahead.
- What can’t he do? Play center, push the river like Hall, intimidate physically, play an aggressive and effective two-way game.
- What can he do? Score goals, pass and make a pass, keep up, find open spaces, accurate shot, terrific deke artist, make goalie look silly.
- That’s a lot. Oh yeah, this is an outstanding hockey player.
- But the Corgi’s don’t dance for him. I think many believe Eberle-Hall is a poor possession combination because of last season. That isn’t true. Even with the poor numbers a year ago, they are 50% together for their careers—and this is on a terrible hockey team.
- You have the No. 1 line breaking out this season. Yes. 87 goals. Eberle (30) and Nuge (24) trailing Hall (33).
- How many did they score last season? 74.
- A big step up! I have Hall and Nuge going up significantly, suspect the power play will help and RNH will be healthy from the start.
- Eberle is consistent, isn’t he? Yes, he certainly is. Didn’t score in 5 February games, but that aside, he really does bring consistent offense.
- With that kind of offensive increase, do the Oilers take a big step forward? I think they’ll improve, win 35-37 games, but am not certain what that will mean in the western conference standings.
- Where will they finish league-wide? I’ll say 24th overall.
- Will the Oilers move up in the standings slowly each year, or will they explode one year? I’ll say explosion.
- Could it be this year? Sure. I think the results last season were dour, but the goaltending and swarm and possession issues brought on by coaching strategy curtailed progress. If they straighten even some of that out, they’ll be better. If they get all of them? Who knows?
- What should the Oilers goal be this season? Playoffs, Stanley.
- No, really. Really.
- Okay, that aside, what reasonable goal could they have? They should try to make sure they’re in the third-row tables at the draft. That way there’s clear progress.
- Draft 15th overall? Giddyup.
- Why this song? It’s a hit single. Jordan Eberle should be the hit single.
- WHAT. THE. HELL. DOES THAT MEAN? He’s famous, he’s a hit! God you’re sensitive about Jordan Eberle.
- Because you’ve never liked him like you do Taylor Hall. Again, we get into the No. 1 overall comparisons. Not fair. I’ve said this before, but Eberle is one of my favorites for many reasons. Regina kid, Stu’s first pick (and a home run), he’s a CFL fan, and, this is the important one, he can keep up to the number one’s. That’s a big damn deal.
- Why? Because you need more than one line of scoring. If the Oilers can find another Eberle-Perron this winter (and they have some fine candidates Pouliot, Purcell) and Yak City can go crazy, well, this team could have that explosion we’re talking about here.
- What will you do when they clinch a playoff spot? I’ll turn to my wife and say “we’ve raised our kids, they have kids and those kids have kids since the last time. But it was worth it!”
- You’re so NOT funny. Ah, it was a little bit funny.
- You’re trading Yak tomorrow. We talk Yak tomorrow.