Re: Capitals and Ovie
posted at 4/10/2013 2:51 PM EDT
In response to shuperman's comment:
A bit off topic but they have been playing very well since getting Laich back. Green as well.
Ovie cracked the top 10 in scoring and has 20 goals. They are 2 pts back of winnipeg and have 2 gms in hand. This is the best hes played in yrs. i think Oates should get some credit.
Could the caps be buyers tomorrow. I cant see them dealing ribereo after tonight and rumor has them trying to resign him.
They have cap space some nice prospects to add. Their top two lines are solid.
I remember debating ovie with olsonic. He said ovie was done. I am saying he looks to be back. Hes been awesome of late and he had a brutal start. Outside shot at goal lead.
Props to ovie for turning it around, turns out I am not clairvoyant.
But anyways, as far as corsi is concerned, it doesn't show the stat being wrong because ovie turned it around after two huge drop-off seasons. The whole point of stats is to quantify how a player is playing, and it's important to note that the stat normally is positive when you are playing well, and negative when you are not playing well (note that the composition of the players on your line really matters here to).
but anyways, as far as Ovechkin this season, let's be honest about what we're seeing out there. He is dominating on the power-play. His 5v5 numbers are just slightly above average right now, and no where near it was when he and the capitals dominated 5v5 play. Personally, I think it's a sign to pump the breaks on the capitals.
but anyways, I don't feel the need to come on these boards and defend corsi any more, I'm content knowing that this is how professional teams are looking at player analysis at the moment. If you wanna know how the pros look @ players, read up. If you think that you can watch NESN and listen to felger and Mazz and know how to evaluate talent, good for you.