Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/22/14

ATLANTA - JANUARY 07: Goaltender Johan Hedberg #1 of the Atlanta Thrashers celebrates with Jim Slater #23 after their 2-1 shootout win over the New York Rangers at Philips Arena on January 7, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Yesterday I posted the worst players by team adjusted Corsi rating.  There were two players who are runaway leaders.  They are Manny Malhotra of Vancouver who posts a -335.2 team adjusted Corsi and Jim Slater of Winnipeg who posts a -333.8 adjusted Corsi.  These two players are more than 50 points worse than any other in the league.  Manny Malhotra is a far more excusable.  Just as Malhotra is the worst when Corsi is expressed as a rate stat this is due to the fact that he had more defensive zone starts than anyone in history and that will negatively affect his Corsi.  I will adjust these Corsi ratings for zone starts in a while in order to take that into account.  That leaves Jim Slater as the worst puck possession player by this statistic. Continue reading "Jim Slater’s Poor Corsi"
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