Found July 29, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Yesterday I continued my look at sabermetrics and hockey but posting the worst 20 players in the 2013 season by their raw Corsi rating.  The worst player last season was Jay McClement of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He posted a -286 Corsi in the season.  That means his opponents attempted 286 more shots than Toronto did at even strength while McClement was on the ice.  If McClement was on the ice the other team likely had the puck. Jay McClement has been willing to play a difficult thankless role for several years in the NHL.  He plays the toughest defensive shifts and rarely starts his shifts in the offensive zone.  It has taken a toll on his career.  McClement posted the second worst +/- rating in the NHL in between the 2005 and 2012 lockouts.  This is largely a sign of how tough a role McClement takes on, although he doesn't help himself out with much in the way of offensive skill. After adjusting for team and his high defensive zone starts, it is clear that Jay McClement is...

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