Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 3/25/13
Carl Hagelin, even better than you think. As the Rangers struggle to score goals, it is sometimes important to look past raw point and goal totals and give every player an even playing field. In hockey, that means taking counting stats like goals and making them into a goals (and points) per 60 minutes of ice time. A hockey game (generally) lasts 60 minutes, and since ice time varies by player, this puts everyone on an equal playing field to measure contribution based on ice time. The theory here is that players who get more ice time will score more, thus their counting stats will be higher. Making this a “per 60″ stat eliminates that variable. To get a good gauge on how ice time really affects this, we first need to look at the raw totals for the Rangers (for players who have played at least 20 games) in addition to the evened out ratios per 60 minutes of ice time. The table below has some interesting results. First, let’s sort the table in terms of goals: Goals Points G...
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