In response to Olsonic's comment:
This question is incoherent. I have no idea what you're talking about. Are you confused why ovechkin would have a bad 5v5 corsi rating during years he appeared to be playing 5v5 poorly, and why his 5v5 corsi rating rebounded when he appeared to be playing better 5v5? Do you not understand that the point of statistics is to quantify what happens on the ice? Either you really have no idea what the point of statistics are (are are completely at sea trying to interpret them) or you're just disagreeing for the sake of disagreeing (I suspect it's the latter)
but now that you bring up corsi, you've inspired me to take a closer look @ ovechkin's stats this season.
- Good reason to be suspicious about the Capitals, they aren't even close to where they were back in their hay-day when they crushed 5v5 play, they are giving up far to many shots directed on net per game at even strength. sure, they are still in the net positive, but it's just barely positive. Montreal, Pitt, Boston are the class of the east 5v5, Washington isn't close. I think this is particularly worysome because ovie is the league leader in shots, so his linemates and defenders are not able to cover the d-zone like they used to.
- Ovechkin is where he is because of the power-play this season, he's almost equalled his production last season (78 games). Good for him.
The Corsites (like yourself) have been professing the Death of Ovechkin's Skills based upon his advanced stats.
He's ripping it up this year.
Corsi stats do nothing more than tell what happened and can clearly not offer any help in predicting what will happen.
According to the Corsites, Ovechkin is toast.
According to real life, he's not.
I will hang my hat on Alex Ovechkin's stat turn around to proclaim all Corsi stats worthless.