Found August 18, 2013 on
A while ago I published a list of the NHL teams by their team Corsi. This is the difference between the team's attempted shots and those taken by their opponents. Attempted shots include shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots. This is recorded only in five on five situations. It is an indicator of puck possession and a repeatable portion of hockey. It is certainly not the only piece of success as special teams, goaltending, shooting, luck and other factors also can influence how well a team does.
The worst team in the league in the 2013 season was the Toronto Maple Leafs by their team Corsi. They posted a -522 team Corsi. This means that more than ten extra shots were taken by their opponents than by the Leafs. Despite this handicap, the Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs for the first time since 2004 and they forced the Stanley Cup finalist Boston Bruins to a hard-fought seven game comeback series win. As a result, most people think of the Leafs as a team o...
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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,
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