Reviewing the Oilers even strength chances in 2011-2012
Dale Hunter replaced Bruce Boudreau as the Washington Capitals head coach on November 28th. Things started off well, with the Caps going 9-6-1 before Nicklas Bäckstöm went out with a concussion. Since that time, Hunter's popularity and the Caps' fortunes have fallen and they find themselves in a battle just to make the playoffs in a season they entered with as a trendy pick for the Stanley Cup.
What happens when you rely on a bunch of kids to win the possession battle? You end up in Nashville's position.
Microstats are the next great revolution in hockey. Scoring chance tracking has validated their usefulness. But NHL teams knew that in the 70s.