A great item came my way this afternoon courtesy Gus Katsaros, who is McKeen’s Hockey Pro Scouting Coordinator. It’s a beautiful reporting tool that breaks down goals for-against at evens. MEANING we have a junior hockey game state we can compare player to player.
TEAM-BY-TEAM GOAL DIFFERENTIAL
- KINGSTON FRONTENACS AT EVENS: 216-169 (+47)
- KOOTENAY ICE AT EVENS: 168-156 (+12)
- PRINCE ALBERT AT EVENS: 169-191 (-22)
Fascinating. I should have looked at this before, there’s a fairly wide gap at evens for these three teams. The Frontenacs scored 301 goals, which is a big number, but trail a few OHL teams so I didn’t think too much about it. That’s a big item, and something to keep in mind as we evaluate these kids. The Ice are a little better than par, but do not possess the offense Kingston boasts at evens, and the same thing can be said for Prince Albert. The question is, who’s zooming who?
GOALS FOR-GOALS AGAINST ON ICE, BY PLAYER
|1.035||SAM BENNETT, OHL||57||59||80||45||+35|
|1.05||SAM REINHART, WHL||60||63||75||51||+24|
|.969||LEON DRAISAITL, WHL||64||62||68||61||+7|
Fascinating.It’s important we keep in mind that the three players in question didn’t play the full schedule, but even with that added to the pile this is an exceptionally interesting glance. Bennett’s number is ridiculous, but how does it look in relation to team? Reinhart’s clearly better than his team, and Draisaitl drags a minus even-strength team into the black.
I’m in love with this database and we’ll have plenty of time to suss things out over the piece. Having said that, what do you think? Does this change you thinking, have some impact or none at all?