The Predators' win in Dallas: inside the numbers

One thing I plan on toying with this season is providing a statistical summary of each Predators game, which allows for comparative analysis of individual players. This goes above and beyond the traditional box score, to reflect both the individual shots that a player takes, along with team results to try and bring defensive considerations into play.

Follow after the jump to take a look at an early prototype, and offer up your suggestions in the comments...

The following reflects even strength play only, from the season opener Saturday night in Dallas:

 Even Strength Individual Totals On-Ice Totals
 Player Pos EV TOI G A Shots S A/B S Miss Hits SOG For SOG Ag SOG Diff Tot SF Tot SA Tot Diff
 David Legwand C 16:44 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 11 -3 16 18 -2
 Michael Santorelli C 15:29 0 0 3 1 1 0 9 12 -3 18 18 0
 Jason Arnott (C) C 15:09 1 1 7 0 0 2 7 9 -2 11 23 -12
 Marcel Goc C 11:57 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 4 -2 8 11 -3
 Steve Sullivan (A) L 16:40 1 0 1 0 1 0 7 8 -1 11 24 -13
 Ryan Jones L 7:09 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 -3 3 7 -4
 Martin Erat R 16:48 0 0 4 3 0 1 9 11 -2 20 15 5
 Patric Hornqvist R 12:48 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 8 -5 6 19 -13
 Jerred Smithson R 11:26 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 4 -3 3 11 -8
 Ben Guite R 10:22 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 3 -2 2 10 -8
 J.P. Dumont R 5:08 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 3 0 5 9 -4
 Wade Belak R 5:06 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0 6 -6
 Shea Weber (A) D 20:58 0 0 2 2 1 4 11 10 1 19 21 -2
 Dan Hamhuis D 20:52 0 0 2 1 1 2 6 14 -8 13 25 -12
 Ryan Suter D 20:23 0 0 2 1 0 2 13 8 5 22 20 2
 Francis Bouillon D 17:23 0 0 1 1 0 7 3 11 -8 7 29 -22
 Kevin Klein D 12:33 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 -3 8 14 -6
 Teemu Laakso D 6:02 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 -4 4 7 -3

The "On-Ice Totals" represent team totals while a given individual is on the ice. For instance, during Teemu Laakso's 6:02 of even strength play, the Preds had 0 shots on goal while the Stars had 4, for a differential of -4. When you consider Total Shots (which brings shots that were blocked or missed the net), the Preds fired 4 and the Stars 7, for a Total Shots Differential (or Corsi) value of -3.

Now, a typical analysis might point out that Martin Erat and Ryan Suter were the only Preds with positive Total Shots Differentials, indicating that the team as a whole was massively outshot as Nashville struggled to hold on while Dallas pressed, particularly in the 3rd period.

So my question to you, dear reader, is what features would make the most sense to add to this (without taking up additional space - we do want it to fit)? I could use color coding to make particularly positive or negative values stand out, or could normalize the results based on ice time.

Are there different columns you'd like to see? Some on here that should be removed? The options are wide open here, and I'm looking for input.

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