This article is part of our DFS NHL Breakdown series.
I've made another small change to the magnitude of my rating system, which has an average 49.0 rating per game. That represents the total number of shot attempts per game either for or against, like Corsi, but is also adjusted for shooting percentage and save percentage. With the current rosters I have loaded, the offense rating (OR) range is a best of 56.3 (CHI) to a worst of 43.2 (DET), and the defense rating (DR) range is a best of 43.7 (BOS) to a worst of 58.2 (OTT) – these numbers will change daily with line changes, injuries and player callups. I am hoping these values clearer show how good or bad a team ranks by equating it to shot attempts per game, whether those are on goal, off target, or blocked shots they are still offensive chances for or against.
Slate Preview: Thursday, Nov. 1
Twelve games on the main slates, not including the NHL Global Series game in Finland between Winnipeg and Florida. The following chart, which is sortable (click the column headings), is included so I do not have to bog down the write-ups with too many offensive and defensive ratings. Also shown are my projected shots on goal, shooting percentage and save percentage. Starting Goalies are listed with either a "projected" or "confirmed" at the time of publication – this will be updated later in the day.