This article is part of our DFS NHL Breakdown series.
My rankings are determined by a Corsi-based Rating System that I created, which has an average Rating of 49.0 per game. This represents the total number of shot attempts per game either for or against, like Corsi, but it's also adjusted for Shooting Percentage and Save Percentage. Any shot attempt counts, whether it is on goal, off target or blocked, which is why the average hovers around 49, rather than the league average 31.5 shots on goal. With the current rosters I have loaded, the Offense Rating (OR) range is a best of 57.5 (CAR) to a worst of 44.9 (VAN), and the Defense Rating (DR) range is a best of 44.8 (NSH) to a worst of 56.4 (OTT) – these numbers will change daily with line changes, injuries and player call-ups.
I am hoping these values clearly show how good or bad a team ranks by equating it to shot attempts per game.
Slate Preview: Wednesday, November 19, 2018
The Main Slate on Wednesday has 14 games, so there's a good amount of everything on the slate as only three teams are sitting this one out (CLS, EDM & SJ). The following chart will be 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 tag at the