Yesterday, @MimicoHero unleashed on the hockey world something that he initially called a Horizontal Bar Graph Player Evaluation Tool. That name was a little bit clunky and it's since been changed to Horizontal Evaluative Ranking Optics, or HERO charts, but regardless of what he wants to call them, they're a very interesting tool.
I haven't had a chance to dig into them in a lot of detail yet, but I thought I'd share the site with those who hadn't already come across it. And since the Oilers defence is always so much fun I've included the charts for seven of the Oilers eight most used blue liners - Oscar Klefbom can't be found for some reason.
Keith Aulie - 11:48 per game
Mark Fayne - 15:17 per game
Andrew Ference - 17:54 per game
Martin Marincin - 15:26 per game
Nikita Nikitin - 15:34 per game
Jeff Petry - 18:21 per game
Justin Schultz - 18:19 per game
A couple of quick thoughts:
- I'm really going to miss Jeff Petry.
- Why is Marincin in the minors?