PDO numbers by NHL team - Feb 11

Cam Charron
February 11 2013 08:35AM

PDO doesn't stand for anything, but that doesn't mean we can't learn anything from adding up the overall shooting and save percentages for a team at even strength. A layman's explanation for 'PDO' and why we use it can be found here over at the Backhand Shelf. Basically, if a team is playing with a PDO number way higher than 1.000, they're producing above their expected output. If a team is playing with a PDO number below 1.000, they're producing below their expected output. Over the course of a long season, the number will generally correct itself.

No website offers Team PDO as a sortable statistic, but behindthenet.ca has a page that offers a team's shooting percentage and a team's save percentage numbers. Shooting percentage is the 17th column from the left on BTN's team shots page—the first one to say SPCT. It's cousin, team save percentage, is three columns to the right also saying SPCT. The team shooting percentage needs to be subtracted from 1000 to get the actual number.

Here are the team PDO standings through games played Sunday night:

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A Blizzard Of Moves - February 4 to February 10 Transactions

Brent Morris
February 11 2013 08:23AM



Goalie Tim Thomas, refusing to join his new teammates in celebration.

I'll keep this short-ish and sweet-ish. We're experimenting with new formats. Moves by the Rangers, Islanders, Panthers and Flyers below.

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Best of the Nation – 2.10.13

Jonathan Willis
February 10 2013 09:31AM

Lots of good stuff after the jump – trades and transactions, NHL expansion, Craig MacTavish on his old team in Vancouver, Olympic speculation and more. Plus – a special look at the (highly impressive) results of our Jets Nation casting call.

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Phil Kessel scores, and there was never anything to worry about

Derek Zona
February 08 2013 10:48AM

Photo: Tim Alemenciak/Wikimedia

In my perfectly timed article on Phil Kessel yesterday, I noted that his scoreless streak, which ended last night, was not out of the norm for a shooter like Kessel:

"That said, if he continues to get pucks on goal they will start finding the twine eventually."

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Phil Kessel & Streaks

Derek Zona
February 07 2013 12:00PM



Phil Kessel is getting slammed by fans and the MSM and defended broadly in the Statosphere. Why? Kessel has played 10 games and hasn't tickled the twine. His first 42 shots on goal show nothing but a giant zero on the stat sheet. 

Should Leafs fans be worried?

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