RiversQ is a bright fellow who writes too infrequently at Irreverent Oil Fans and comments far too infrequently here. When he does appear, he usually manages to come up with an insightful take on the topic du jour and last week was no different.
In the Linus Omark scoring chances article, he noticed how poor Omark's numbers were last season and asked:
"Any way to look at the splits in terms of common linemates by the chances?"
Below is a table showing Omark's two most common linemates in each of the six season segments in which Omark appeared. The Chance% value is Omark's even strength scoring chance percentage in that segment with that linemate. The % of Total value is the portion of Omark's total chances tallied with each linemate.
|Segment||Linemate||Chance %||% of Total||Linemate||Chance %||% of Total|
|21-30||Ryan Jones||0.000||0.722||Ryan O`Marra||0.000||0.611|
|31-40||Ryan O`Marra||0.450||0.465||Magnus Paajarvi||0.438||0.372|
|41-50||Magnus Paajarvi||0.508||0.887||Sam Gagner||0.500||0.789|
|51-60||Magnus Paajarvi||0.446||0.903||Sam Gagner||0.415||0.855|
|61-70||Sam Gagner||0.259||0.540||Ryan Jones||0.176||0.340|
|71-82||Magnus Paajarvi||0.603||0.617||Andrew Cogliano||0.592||0.521|
We know from the chances article that Omark and Paajarvi were one chance shy of even for the season, so their combined numbers aren't a surprise. We know that Omark and Ryan Jones were 10 CF and 35 CA, so their numbers aren't a surprise
Compare the segment totals to the graph below.