FanPost

The Myth of Pevs, Santo, and Jones...How About some Facts


There are posts litterally on a daily basis about losing the players above, and the goal scoring that they have achieved since they left.  Having watched all 3 players here, and in their new homes I have always believed that there is only one of them I really wish we still had (Pevs), but that was opinion not fact.  These players are also brought up as "proof" that the Predators and Trotzie can't coach offensive talent.  Again, I never believed this, but that was opinion as well....so today I seached for some facts.  The analysis below looks at 5 "Leavers", the 3 players mentioned above, as well as Scott Nichol, and Vern Fiddler who left about the same time.  These 5 players have played 706 games in Nashville, and 870 somewhere else.  There goal production did increase from 0.14 gpg, to 0.15 gpg, and their points from 0.27ppg to 0.36 ppg....but lets look at a comparable group of 'Comers".  Joel Ward, Marcel Goc, Sergei Kostitsyn, and Steve Sullivan have similar game totals: 737 game s with the Preds. and 1104 somewhere else, but look at their production change: from .20 gpg to .23 gpg, and .49 ppg to .64 ppg.  The comparison show that the comers have improved more than the leavers!  I am not trying to say we don't need more scorers, or that we aren't a defensive team...I simply wanted a factual comparison to give the haters something to think about.  2 hours to puck drop, go Preds!

 

Player N-Games N-Goals N-Points O-Games  O-Goals  O-Points N-GPG N-PPG O-GPG O-PPG
Peverly 73 13 20 197 51 134 0.18 0.27 0.26 0.68
Santorelli 32 2 3 77 18 38 0.06 0.09 0.23 0.49
Jones 87 14 28 82 17 22 0.16 0.32 0.21 0.27
Fiddler 305 45 93 173 14 50 0.15 0.30 0.08 0.29
Nichol 209 24 47 341 28 71 0.11 0.22 0.08 0.21
Leavers 706 98 191 870 128 315 0.14 0.27 0.15 0.36
Ward 225 40 98 11 0 1 0.18 0.44 0.00 0.09
Goc 124 21 54 265 20 54 0.17 0.44 0.08 0.20
Kostitsyn 72 19 54 155 24 68 0.26 0.75 0.15 0.44
Sullivan 316 90 263 673 176 419 0.28 0.83 0.26 0.62
Comers 737 170 469 1104 220 542 0.23 0.64 0.20 0.49

 



This FanPost was written by an OTF reader, and does not represent the views of the editorial staff. Got something you'd like to share? <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/admin/entries/new?community_id=208&entry_type=FanPost" target="new">Post your own</a>!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker