PDO Numbers

There's a theory out there (which I subscribe to, with certain caveats) which states that NHL players have no noticeable impact on on-ice save percentage, and a small impact on on-ice shooting percentage.

Therefore, since these things fluctuate quite a bit between players on the same team, we can chalk much of it up to luck, bounces, and other unrepeatable stuff - and these things can make us regard players as either better or worse than they really are.

Enter PDO numbers.  The PDO number is a simple measure of even-strength on-ice shooting percentage and save percentage.  The league average, for obvious reasons, is 100.  After the jump: those numbers for the Oilers so far this season.

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