New comic!! We start a new story arc this week, starting with that awesome moment when you score tickets to a hockey game.
New Shinny! is up today, and it’s our best one yet. We take a look back into Shinny’s past to see how hockey fans are made.
More offensive-zone faceoffs create more opportunities to score even-strength points according to the chart Caps’ Insider Neil Greenberg presents in this article. Ovechkin, Backstrom and Semin have seen a rapid decrease in their amount of offensive-zone starts since the 2008-09 season, so it makes sense that they’ve all also had a decrease in points.
So how does the team help refuel these offensively-gifted stars productivity?
The likes of Brook Laich and Jeff Halpern are starters. These two can help ease pressure off Ovechkin, Semin and Backstrom in the defensive zone, putting them in the best position to score. Also, Marcus Johansson is expected to develop and bring his game to the next level.
Coach Bruce Boudreau loves offensive-minded hockey and he will see more of this as he figures out how to get his best players in optimal scoring positions.
RMNB’s own Neil Greenberg dropping stats all up in your face. This article for the Washington Post is all about how taking face-offs in the offensive zone affects how many goals a player can score.