|Team||EV %||PP %||SH %||Tot %|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||53.04%||56.76%||44.10%||52.29%|
|Detroit Red Wings||54.20%||57.71%||54.07%||54.70%|
|Los Angeles Kings||47.38%||55.09%||42.69%||48.00%|
|New Jersey Devils||49.65%||56.46%||44.42%||49.90%|
|New York Islanders||51.43%||58.84%||45.40%||51.45%|
|New York Rangers||51.69%||57.70%||48.06%||52.14%|
|San Jose Sharks||51.55%||61.59%||42.78%||52.05%|
|St. Louis Blues||51.26%||51.05%||55.21%||51.76%|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||50.14%||56.70%||38.46%||49.46%|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||50.06%||56.39%||42.09%||49.98%|
The Grand Total line does seem to indicate that teams on the power play fare better in the faceoff circle; this makes some sense, given the presence of at least one extra player who can gain possession of the puck after the drop. Taking this view does provide an additional perspective when thinking about what certain teams might try to acquire at the trade deadline. Just about every year, some team picks up a good faceoff guy (like Yannic Perrault), but when reviewing this data, which teams might need help in that area?
The overall laggards are Minnesota, Colorado, Pittsburgh and Buffalo, all below 48% in total. If you look at players who are likely to be acquired for their faceoff ability, however, most of those guys are defensive specialists, not the ones who get prime time on the power play. So, for example, the Nashville Predators (50.12%) and Anaheim Ducks (50.97%) which have won the fewest draws while on the power play, picking a specialist up in trade probably won't help there (although it might be worth considering, given how Anaheim is 23rd on the PP and Nashville is 27th).
It is perhaps more useful to focus on even-strength (where Buffalo, Minnesota and Pittsburgh all lag) and particularly shorthanded (with Phoenix, Colorado and Boston) situations to find teams that could both use and take advantage of help in the faceoff circle. You can also look at the Tampa Bay Lightning, who, at 49.46% overall, would appear to be in good shape, but when you examine their breakdown by situation, you'll see a lousy shorthanded performance. If they become sellers at the trade deadline they could look for a solid PK specialist who can win more of those draws and take some of the load off the Big Three (Lecavalier, Richards, and St. Louis).
The Red Wings boast a sizable lead at 54.7% of faceoffs won in total, including an outstanding figure of 54.07% in shorthanded situations (only St. Louis is also above the 50% mark while a man down). If the Blues and/or Blue Jackets fall out of the Western Conference playoff hunt might they be able to offer assets that could help teams like Colorado and Boston, which are in the midst of exceedingly tight playoff races? I'll leave that for Spector to ruminate on, but hopefully this provides some insight into how your favorite team is working the faceoff dot in various situations.