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2013-2014 Islanders Defensemen Evaluations

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This would have been posted sooner, but of course the New York Islanders kept on making moves which pushed this back a bit (Snow can't do anything right). A few had asked for the forward version of this for the defensemen, well here it is. To see how the numbers were calculated along with the methodology, see this post here. Most of the information from there still applies. Once again people should be reminded that the overall totals are completely subjective and are generally open to interpretation. The main purpose of this was to assist in taking off the rose tinted visors and viewing players in an objective light compared to other players across similar lines and pairs.

The biggest change compared to the forwards was obviously the change from lines to pairs. Instead of players in the 75th percentile being on line one, the 50th on line two, the 25th being on line three and the rest being fourth line goals, players in the 66th percentile were on pair one, the 33rd percentile were on pair two and the rest were on pair three. The total numbers assume that the player plays 1,350 minutes even strength, 200 minutes on the power play and 100 minutes on the penalty kill.

Here is the glossary -

5V5Min Minutes Played Five on Five
5V4Min Minutes Played Five on Four
4V5Min Minutes Played Four on Five
Goals Even Strength Goals
Asst Even Strength Assists
Pts Even Strength Points
GF Even Strength Goals For
GA Even Strength Goals Against
Mod+/- Modified Plus Minus
iC/15 Individual Corsi Attempts per 15 Minutes (Shots+Missed Shots+Blocked Shots)
iSH/15 Individual Shot Attempts per 15 Minutes
On Net% Percentage of Corsi Attempts that were on Net
CorSh% Individual Goals/Individual Corsi Attempts
CF/15 Corsi For per 15 Minutes
FF/15 Fenwick For per 15 Minutes
FA/15 Fenwick Against per 15 Minutes
CA/15 Corsi Against per 15 Minutes
CF% Corsi For/(Corsi For+Corsi Against)
FF% Fenwick For/(Fenwick For+Fenwick Against)
CFRel% Team Relative Corsi
FFRel% Team Relative Fenwick
Pen+/- Penalties Drawn-Penalties Taken
BlSh Blocked Shots
Hits Hits
Ost% Offensive Zone Starting Percentage
Dst% Defensive Zone Starting Percentage
O/DSt% Offensive Zone Starting Percentage/Defensive Zone Starting Percentage
QoC% Quality of Competition
PP Goals Power Play Goals
PP Asst. Power Play Assists
PP Pts. Power Play Points
PPGF Power Play Goals For
iC/PP Individual Corsi Attempts per Power Play
iSH/PP Individual Shot Attempts per Power Play
PP ON% Percentage of Corsi Attempts that were on Net
PP Csh% Individual Goals/Individual Corsi Attempts
CF/PP Corsi For per Power Play
FF/PP Fenwick For per Power Play
PK Goals Penalty Kill Goals
PK Asst Penalty Kill Assists
PK Pts. Penalty Kill Points
iC/PK Individual Corsi Attempts per Penalty Kill
PK GF Penalty Kill Goals For
PK GA Penalty Kill Goals Against
PK +/- Modified Penalty Kill +/-
CA/PK Corsi Against per Penalty Kill
FA/PK Fenwick Against per Penalty Kill
Fights Fighting Majors
Tot. Goals Total Goals
Tot. Asst. Total Assists
Tot. Pts. Total Points
Tot. GF Total Goals For
5v5 Rate Overall Rating Five on Five
5v4 Rate Overall Rating Five on Four
4v5 Rate Overall Rating Four on Five
Overall Overall Rating


and here is the grade system -

Grade Chart
Grade Percentile
A+ 0.9375
A 0.875
A- 0.8125
B+ 0.75
B 0.6875
B- 0.625
C+ 0.5625
C 0.5
C- 0.4375
D+ 0.375
D+ 0.3125
D- 0.25
F 0

Without further adieu, here are the pairings and how they ranked.

Pair One

Calvin de Haan
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 871.3 PP Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
5V4Min NQ PP Asst. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
4V5Min NQ PP Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Goals 3.00 D C C+ C- PPGF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Asst 14.13 B B+ A- B+ iC/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Pts 17.14 B- B B+ B iSH/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GF 38.70 D+ C+ B- C+ PP ON% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GA 45.83 B+ B- B B PP Csh% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Mod+/- -7.13 B- B- B B CF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iC/15 2.04 C- C D+ C- FF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iSH/15 .92 D C- D+ D+ PK Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
On Net% 45.1% D+ C- C C- PK Asst NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CorSh% 1.6% D+ C C+ C PK Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF/15 13.77 C- C+ C+ C iC/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF/15 10.00 D C- C D+ PK GF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FA/15 8.86 A A A A PK GA NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CA/15 12.58 A- A- A- A- PK +/- NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF% 52.2% B B+ B B CA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF% 53.0% B+ A- B+ B+ FA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CFRel% 5.2% A A+ A+ A+ Fights .00 B C+ C+ B-
FFRel% 6.3% A+ A+ A+ A+ Tot. Goals 3.00 F D+ C D
Pen+/- -3.10 B- B- B B- Tot. Asst. 14.13 D- C C+ C-
BlSh 122.40 A B+ A- A- Tot. Pts. 17.13 F C C+ C-
Hits 154.94 A B+ B- B+ Tot. GF 38.69 F D- D F
Ost% 29.8% B B- B+ B 5v5 Rate A- A A+ A-
Dst% 31.9% C C C+ C 5v4 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
O/DSt% 48.3% B- C+ B+ B- 4v5 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
QoC% 0.29 C+ A- A+ B+ Overall F B A C+

Travis Hamonic
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 1340.3 PP Goals 4.65 A- A A A
5V4Min 86.0 PP Asst. 2.32 F F F F
4V5Min 202.7 PP Pts. 6.97 F D- D- F
Goals .98 F F F F PPGF 18.60 D+ C+ C- C-
Asst 10.46 D D C+ C- iC/PP 1.069 A A A A
Pts 11.43 F F D+ F iSH/PP .488 A+ A A- A
GF 34.35 F F F F PP ON% 45.67% C- F D D+
GA 40.86 A+ A- A- A PP Csh% 4.35% B- B B+ B
Mod+/- -6.51 B B- B B CF/PP 3.14 C- C+ C+ C
iC/15 2.58 B+ A- B+ B+ FF/PP 2.21 D C- C- D+
iSH/15 1.10 C+ B B- B- PK Goals .00 A- A A+ A
On Net% 42.4% F D- D D- PK Asst .00 C+ B- B- B-
CorSh% .4% F F F F PK Pts. .00 C C+ B- C+
CF/15 13.55 D C C C- iC/PK .039 C- C+ C+ C
FF/15 9.77 F D+ C- D PK GF 3.66 B B+ B+ B+
FA/15 9.71 B B+ B- B PK GA 9.05 D+ C C C-
CA/15 13.46 C C+ C C+ PK +/- -5.39 C+ B- B- B-
CF% 50.2% D+ C- C+ C- CA/PK 3.393 D- F D D-
FF% 50.2% D+ C C C- FA/PK 2.515 D- D- D+ D
CFRel% 1.4% B- B B+ B Fights 1.57 A+ B+ B- B+
FFRel% 1.3% B B B B Tot. Goals 5.63 C+ B+ B+ B-
Pen+/- -9.07 D- D C- D Tot. Asst. 12.78 F D+ C+ D+
BlSh 95.69 C+ D+ D+ C- Tot. Pts. 18.40 D- B- B- C-
Hits 79.57 C D+ F D+ Tot. GF 56.59 D+ B+ B+ C+
Ost% 31.1% C C- B C+ 5v5 Rate F F B D-
Dst% 31.9% C C C+ C 5v4 Rate D C C- D
O/DSt% 49.4% C C- B C+ 4v5 Rate C B- B C+
QoC% 0.291 B- A- A+ A- Overall D B A B-

Calvin de Haan was written off as a bust by the majority of Islander fans this past offseason and just about everybody was happy to be wrong. While he didn't exactly score a ton of goals or shoot a lot he still put up a decent number of points and his defense was top notch. The team didn't exactly go easy on him giving him harder than normal zone starts and competition, but he still held his own. His possession stats were fantastic. He definitely looked like the top pairing guy that was desperately needed and him as the upgrade over the recently departed Andrew MacDonald is huge.

Travis Hamonic had a decent season other than the scoring. He really did not put up a lot of points at all, but managed positive possession. The penalty differential is a little concerning for a top pair guy and you'd like to see that come down. He's not exactly a power play specialist, but was serviceable on the penalty kill. The overall rating reflects the relative inability to score which is weighted heavily. His numbers should improve without MacDonald - he posted a 52.7 Corsi for percentage in his absence while only averaging 43.9 with him.

Pair Two

Thomas Hickey
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 1291.1 PP Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
5V4Min NQ PP Asst. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
4V5Min 154.3 PP Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Goals 3.04 D+ C C+ C- PPGF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Asst 13.17 B- B A- B iC/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Pts 16.21 C+ B- B B- iSH/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GF 38.09 D C B- C- PP ON% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GA 44.19 A B B+ B+ PP Csh% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Mod+/- -6.09 B B- B B CF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iC/15 2.21 C- C+ C C FF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iSH/15 .96 D+ C C- C- PK Goals .00 A- A A+ A
On Net% 43.4% D- D D D- PK Asst .93 B+ B B B
CorSh% 1.5% D C C+ C- PK Pts. .93 B B B B
CF/15 13.73 C- C C+ C iC/PK .117 A+ A+ A+ A+
FF/15 10.01 D C- C D+ PK GF .93 F F D- F
FA/15 9.92 C+ B- C+ C+ PK GA 8.20 B- B- B- B-
CA/15 13.42 C B- C+ C+ PK +/- -7.26 D C- C D+
CF% 50.6% C- B- B- C+ CA/PK 2.968 B B- B B
FF% 50.2% C- C+ C C FA/PK 2.268 B C C+ C+
CFRel% 1.6% B- B+ B+ B Fights .00 B C+ C+ B-
FFRel% 1.5% B B B B Tot. Goals 3.04 F D+ C D
Pen+/- -7.32 D C- C C- Tot. Asst. 14.09 D- C C+ C-
BlSh 103.52 B C C C+ Tot. Pts. 17.13 F C C+ C-
Hits 61.69 D D- F D- Tot. GF 39.02 F D D+ F
Ost% 32.6% D D- C+ D+ 5v5 Rate C B A+ B-
Dst% 30.4% D- D- C- D 5v4 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
O/DSt% 51.8% D- F C- D 4v5 Rate C C B C
QoC% 0.284 F C A- C- Overall F C+ A- C-

Brian Strait
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 692.1 PP Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
5V4Min NQ PP Asst. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
4V5Min 118.6 PP Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Goals 3.78 C B- C+ C+ PPGF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Asst 5.58 F F F F iC/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Pts 9.36 F F D- F iSH/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GF 34.08 F F F F PP ON% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GA 62.65 F F F F PP Csh% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Mod+/- -28.56 F F F F CF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iC/15 1.60 F F F F FF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iSH/15 .80 F D- D- F PK Goals .00 A- A A+ A
On Net% 50.0% B+ A- A- A- PK Asst 1.04 B+ B+ B B+
CorSh% 2.6% B B+ B B+ PK Pts. 1.04 B B+ B B
CF/15 11.55 F F F F iC/PK .017 F D- F F
FF/15 8.38 F F F F PK GF 4.16 B+ A- A- A-
FA/15 10.84 F F F F PK GA 5.33 A+ A+ A- A
CA/15 14.52 F F D- F PK +/- -1.16 A+ A+ A A+
CF% 44.3% F F F F CA/PK 3.000 B B- B B-
FF% 43.6% F F F F FA/PK 2.073 A A- A- A-
CFRel% -6.3% F F F F Fights .00 B C+ C+ B-
FFRel% -6.7% F F F F Tot. Goals 3.78 F C C D+
Pen+/- 5.85 A+ A+ A+ A+ Tot. Asst. 6.62 F F F F
BlSh 134.59 A+ A- A A Tot. Pts. 10.40 F F D- F
Hits 122.89 B+ B- C- B- Tot. GF 38.24 F F D F
Ost% 31.3% C- C- B C 5v5 Rate F F D- F
Dst% 32.5% C+ C+ B- B- 5v4 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
O/DSt% 49.0% C C B C+ 4v5 Rate A- A+ B A-
QoC% 0.284 F C A- C- Overall F F D F

Thomas Hickey continued to impress in his second season after getting him for nothing off of waivers. He was above average in points and assists even for a first liner and was positive on relative Corsi and Fenwick. He's not a goal scorer, but he was able to contribute in other ways. Oddly enough he was deployed mostly in the offensive zone and against substandard competition yet still saw more than enough time on the penalty kill. Overall he's an average penalty killer and a good second pairing defenseman who could probably fill in admirably on the first pair if needed.

Brian Strait is an obvious possession sieve. He's not likely going to be a second pairing defenseman, but with the departure of MacDonald he was used far too frequently with this team. He is in the bottom 25th percentile in Corsi and Fenwick for, percentage and relative and barely cracks a that in Fenwick against. He does block a lot of shots and scored a few goals for a defenseman, but really didn't contribute any points. The competition and zone starts basically balance out. He's about as bad of an even strength defenseman that you can find and while he's a good penalty killer that really doesn't outweigh how bad he is even strength. The team needs to get rid of him or at least find a way to make sure that he doesn't play as anything more than an eighth defenseman because he's the type of player that has the potential to sandbag a team's game.

Pair Three

Matt Donovan
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 763.9 PP Goals 2.40 C C B- C+
5V4Min 83.5 PP Asst. 12.24 B+ A- B- B+
4V5Min NQ PP Pts. 14.64 B A- B+ B+
Goals 1.71 F F D+ F PPGF 21.56 B B B- B-
Asst 11.11 D+ C- B C iC/PP .695 C C C- C
Pts 12.82 F D C D iSH/PP .359 B- B- C+ B-
GF 40.52 B- B+ A- B PP ON% 51.72% B+ C+ B+ B
GA 58.25 F F F F PP Csh% 3.45% C- C B C
Mod+/- -17.74 D D- D+ D- CF/PP 3.23 C+ B B B-
iC/15 2.30 C+ B- B- B- FF/PP 2.59 B A B+ B+
iSH/15 1.14 B- B+ B B PK Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
On Net% 49.6% B+ A- B+ B+ PK Asst NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CorSh% .8% F F D F PK Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF/15 15.06 A- A+ A+ A iC/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF/15 11.34 A A+ A+ A PK GF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FA/15 9.88 C+ B C+ B- PK GA NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CA/15 12.91 B B+ B+ B PK +/- NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF% 53.8% A- A A- A- CA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF% 53.5% A- A- B+ A- FA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CFRel% 4.6% A A+ A+ A Fights .00 B C+ C+ B-
FFRel% 4.6% A A+ A+ A Tot. Goals 4.11 D C+ B- C-
Pen+/- -14.14 F F D- F Tot. Asst. 23.35 B A A B+
BlSh 98.97 B- C- C- C Tot. Pts. 27.46 C+ A- B+ B
Hits 107.80 B- C+ D+ C Tot. GF 62.07 B- A A B+
Ost% 34.6% F F D F 5v5 Rate F C- A+ D
Dst% 29.5% F F D F 5v4 Rate B+ A- A- B+
O/DSt% 54.0% F F D F 4v5 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
QoC% 0.285 F C+ A C Overall C+ A A+ B

Matt carkner
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 610.8 PP Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
5V4Min NQ PP Asst. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
4V5Min NQ PP Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Goals .00 F F F F PPGF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Asst 8.57 F F D+ D- iC/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Pts 8.57 F F F F iSH/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GF 37.23 D C C+ D+ PP ON% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GA 46.70 B B- B- B- PP Csh% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Mod+/- -9.47 C+ C+ C+ C+ CF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iC/15 2.07 C- C D+ C- FF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iSH/15 1.14 B- B+ B B PK Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
On Net% 55.2% A+ A+ A+ A+ PK Asst NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CorSh% .0% F F F F PK Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF/15 14.31 B- B+ B+ B iC/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF/15 10.71 B- B+ B B PK GF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FA/15 10.64 D- F D D- PK GA NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CA/15 14.59 F F F F PK +/- NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF% 49.5% D C- C- D+ CA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF% 50.2% D+ C C C- FA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CFRel% -.4% D+ C+ C C Fights 19.12 A+ A+ A+ A+
FFRel% .9% C+ B- B- B- Tot. Goals .00 F F F F
Pen+/- -41.99 F F F F Tot. Asst. 8.57 F F F F
BlSh 128.19 A+ A- A- A Tot. Pts. 8.57 F F F F
Hits 119.35 B+ B- D+ C+ Tot. GF 37.22 F F D F
Ost% 37.2% F F F F 5v5 Rate F F D- F
Dst% 31.0% D+ D+ C- D+ 5v4 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
O/DSt% 54.5% F F D- F 4v5 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
QoC% 0.273 F F F F Overall F F F F

The term "enigma" is thrown around a lot by hockey pundits, but Donovan might actually fit that bill. He wasn't exactly an offensive juggernaut like he was down in Bridgeport, but the .8 percent Corsi shooting percentage seems unsustainably bad. His possession numbers were fantastic, but the shots he faced seemed to go in quite frequently and the poor penalty differential is also an indicator of his tendency to remain out of position. He was probably the best power play guy the team had on defense and he played well above average for a third liner so he's worth keeping around especially when the rumors involve underwhelming guys like Petry and Kulemin.

Matt Carkner isn't great, but may be a serviceable seventh or eighth defenseman. He at least played better than Strait and isn't a possession black hole, but the penalty differential is brutal and he's really not the guy you want bringing up your young talent. There's certainly no tentativeness in dropping the gloves, but generally it's not a good idea to have defensemen as enforcers. He might be moveable to a team that isn't going to necessarily compete but feel like they need enforcers to protect their youth movement.

The Others

Lubomir Visnovsky
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 365.4 PP Goals 2.36 C C B- C
5V4Min 84.9 PP Asst. 7.07 D+ C+ D D+
4V5Min NQ PP Pts. 9.42 D C- D+ D+
Goals .00 F F F F PPGF 14.13 F F D- F
Asst 6.48 F F F F iC/PP .801 B B B- B
Pts 6.48 F F F F iSH/PP .330 C C+ C- C
GF 39.59 B- B+ B+ B- PP ON% 41.16% F F F F
GA 43.72 A B B+ A- PP Csh% 2.94% D+ C- B- C-
Mod+/- -4.12 A A- B+ A- CF/PP 3.49 B+ A- A- B+
iC/15 1.59 F F F F FF/PP 2.29 C- C+ C- C
iSH/15 .56 F F F F PK Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
On Net% 35.0% F F F F PK Asst NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CorSh% .0% F F F F PK Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF/15 14.60 B+ A A- A- iC/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF/15 10.27 C- C+ C+ C PK GF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FA/15 9.19 A A- A- A- PK GA NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CA/15 12.42 A A- A- A- PK +/- NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF% 54.1% A- A A- A- CA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF% 52.8% B+ A- B+ B+ FA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CFRel% 8.1% A+ A+ A+ A+ Fights .00 B C+ C+ B-
FFRel% 6.5% A+ A+ A+ A+ Tot. Goals 2.36 F D+ C- D-
Pen+/- -7.39 D C- C C- Tot. Asst. 13.54 D B- B- D+
BlSh 84.98 D+ D- D- D Tot. Pts. 15.90 D- C+ C+ D+
Hits 44.33 D- F F F Tot. GF 53.72 D B B C
Ost% 33.5% F F C- D- 5v5 Rate F F D- F
Dst% 29.7% F F D D- 5v4 Rate D C+ C D
O/DSt% 53.0% F F D+ F 4v5 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
QoC% 0.287 D- B A+ C+ Overall F C+ B+ D+

Aaron Ness
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 264.7 PP Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
5V4Min NQ PP Asst. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
4V5Min NQ PP Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Goals 4.94 B+ B+ B+ B+ PPGF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Asst 42.25 A+ A+ A+ A+ iC/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Pts 47.20 A+ A+ A+ A+ iSH/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GF 39.37 C- B- B C+ PP ON% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GA 56.04 D F D- D- PP Csh% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Mod+/- -16.66 D D- D+ D CF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iC/15 2.53 B A- B+ B+ FF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iSH/15 1.21 B+ A- B+ B+ PK Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
On Net% 47.8% B- B B- B- PK Asst NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CorSh% 2.2% C+ B B- B- PK Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF/15 13.84 C C+ C+ C iC/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF/15 9.83 D- D+ C- D PK GF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FA/15 11.15 F F F F PK GA NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CA/15 14.89 F F F F PK +/- NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF% 48.2% F D D D- CA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF% 46.9% F F D F FA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CFRel% .0% D+ C+ C+ C Fights .00 B C+ C+ B-
FFRel% -1.2% D C- C- D+ Tot. Goals 4.94 D+ B- B C+
Pen+/- -10.20 F D- D D- Tot. Asst. 42.25 A+ A+ A+ A+
BlSh 117.30 A B B+ A- Tot. Pts. 47.19 A A+ A+ A+
Hits 66.30 D D- F D- Tot. GF 39.37 F D D+ F
Ost% 36.0% F F F F 5v5 Rate B B+ A+ B
Dst% 32.9% B B- B- B- 5v4 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
O/DSt% 52.2% F F C- D- 4v5 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
QoC% 0.275 F F D- F Overall B- A- A+ B+

Kevin Czuczman
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 212.7 PP Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
5V4Min NQ PP Asst. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
4V5Min NQ PP Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Goals .00 F F F F PPGF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Asst 10.43 D D C+ D+ iC/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Pts 10.43 F F D F iSH/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GF 29.74 F F F F PP ON% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GA 64.37 F F F F PP Csh% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Mod+/- -34.63 F F F F CF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iC/15 2.53 B A- B+ B+ FF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iSH/15 1.44 A A+ A+ A PK Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
On Net% 56.8% A+ A+ A+ A+ PK Asst NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CorSh% .0% F F F F PK Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF/15 12.30 F F F F iC/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF/15 9.50 F D- D D- PK GF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FA/15 10.73 F F D- F PK GA NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CA/15 13.81 D C- D+ D+ PK +/- NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF% 47.1% F F D- F CA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF% 47.0% F F D F FA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CFRel% -5.3% F F F F Fights .00 B C+ C+ B-
FFRel% -6.5% F F F F Tot. Goals .00 F F F F
Pen+/- -19.04 F F F F Tot. Asst. 10.42 F F D+ D-
BlSh 69.82 F F F F Tot. Pts. 10.42 F F F F
Hits 95.20 C+ C D- C- Tot. GF 29.74 F F F F
Ost% 32.6% D D- C+ D+ 5v5 Rate F F D- F
Dst% 30.5% D D- C- D 5v4 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
O/DSt% 51.7% D- D- C- D 4v5 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
QoC% 0.284 F C A- C- Overall F F F F

Radek Martinek
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 195.2 PP Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
5V4Min NQ PP Asst. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
4V5Min NQ PP Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Goals .00 F F F F PPGF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Asst 10.98 D+ C- B- C iC/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Pts 10.98 F F D+ F iSH/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GF 38.76 C B- B C+ PP ON% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GA 58.45 F F F F PP Csh% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Mod+/- -19.70 D- F D F CF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iC/15 2.91 A- A A+ A FF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iSH/15 .82 F D- D- D- PK Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
On Net% 28.2% F F F F PK Asst NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CorSh% .0% F F F F PK Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF/15 15.64 A+ A+ A+ A+ iC/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF/15 11.40 A A+ A+ A+ PK GF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FA/15 11.40 F F F F PK GA NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CA/15 14.38 F D- D D- PK +/- NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF% 52.1% B B+ B B CA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF% 50.0% D C C- C- FA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CFRel% -.5% D+ C+ C C- Fights .00 B C+ C+ B-
FFRel% -2.3% F D D+ D- Tot. Goals .00 F F F F
Pen+/- -13.83 F F D- F Tot. Asst. 10.97 F D- C- D
BlSh 62.24 F F F F Tot. Pts. 10.97 F F D- F
Hits 55.33 D F F F Tot. GF 38.75 F D D+ F
Ost% 36.5% F F F F 5v5 Rate F F D F
Dst% 25.4% F F F F 5v4 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
O/DSt% 59.0% F F F F 4v5 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
QoC% 0.285 F C+ A C Overall F F D- F

Scott Mayfield
Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League Statistic Numbers Pair 1 Pair 2 Pair 3 League
5V5Min 75.5 PP Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
5V4Min NQ PP Asst. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
4V5Min NQ PP Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Goals .00 F F F F PPGF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Asst .00 F F F F iC/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Pts .00 F F F F iSH/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GF 36.33 F C- C- D PP ON% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
GA 60.45 F F F F PP Csh% NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
Mod+/- -24.12 F F F F CF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iC/15 2.31 C+ B- B- B- FF/PP NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
iSH/15 1.35 A- A+ A A PK Goals NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
On Net% 58.3% A+ A+ A+ A+ PK Asst NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CorSh% .0% F F F F PK Pts. NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF/15 14.25 B- B+ B B iC/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF/15 10.01 D C- C D+ PK GF NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FA/15 10.40 D D+ C- D+ PK GA NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CA/15 12.71 B+ B+ B+ B+ PK +/- NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CF% 52.9% B+ B+ B+ B+ CA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
FF% 49.1% D- D D+ D FA/PK NQ NQ NQ NQ NQ
CFRel% -1.0% D C C- C- Fights 15.55 A+ A+ A+ A+
FFRel% -3.6% F F D- F Tot. Goals .00 F F F F
Pen+/- 35.76 A+ A+ A+ A+ Tot. Asst. .00 F F F F
BlSh 125.17 A+ B+ A- A- Tot. Pts. .00 F F F F
Hits 125.17 B+ B- C- B- Tot. GF 36.32 F F D- F
Ost% 31.2% C- C- B C+ 5v5 Rate F F D F
Dst% 37.7% A+ A+ A+ A+ 5v4 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
O/DSt% 45.3% A- B+ A- A- 4v5 Rate NQ NQ NQ NQ
QoC% 0.281 F F B D Overall F F F F

Nobody expected Lubomir Visnovsky to fall outside of the linup, but concussions are a terrible thing. He wasn't exactly the same when he got back, but there's obvious hope that he'll return to form. The team supposedly wasn't happy with his performance on the power play and he might not return there. With the new addition of T.J. Brennan possibly along with Donovan he might strictly play even strength which wouldn't be the worst thing with the age and injury history.

Perhaps no player was unluckier than Aaron Ness. He did quite well, but the team couldn't finish with him on the ice. Adjusted for an average team shooting percentage puts his assists and points through the roof. The sample size is still very limited and we might have seen the end of his tenure on the team, but if not he would make a great safety net as a seventh defenseman who's responsible and might have his offense click.

Everybody else on this list wasn't very good, but again with limited sample size. Will Martinek make a return somewhere? Probably not unless it's on a coaching staff or the upcoming Ghostbusters III.

Free Agent Scrap Heap

Player 5V5 Goals 5V5 Assists 5V5 Points Mod +/- CF Rel O/D Start QoC% Point/ PP FA/ PK ESR PPR PKR
Raphael Diaz 2.25 3.5 3.25 3.75 3 2.5 1.5 1.25 3.25 3.25 0 3.25
Derek Morris 3.5 3 3.5 1.25 2 2.25 2 NQ 0 3 NQ 1.75
Paul Ranger 4 1.75 3.25 1.25 2.25 4 0 NQ 1.25 2.5 NQ 2.75
Brett Bellemore 1.75 2 1.75 3.75 1.75 3.75 2.5 NQ 3.5 2.25 NQ 3.75
Sheldon Brookbank 3 2 2.5 3.5 0 0 0 NQ NQ 2.25 NQ NQ
Anton Volchenkov 0 2.5 1.25 2.25 2.5 2.25 1.5 NQ 3.25 2 NQ 1.5
Jamie McBain 2.5 2.25 2.5 2 0 4 1.5 0 1.25 1.5 0 2.25
Sami Salo 3 0 0 2.75 3 0 3.5 0 0 1.5 0 2
Michael Del Zotto 1.75 2 1.75 1.5 1.5 0 0 NQ NQ 1.25 NQ NQ
Scott Hannan 3 0 1.5 0 0 2.25 1.5 NQ 3.25 0 NQ 4
Andre Benoit 3.5 0 1.75 0 2.25 2.75 1.5 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Butler 0 3.25 2.5 1.25 0 4 1.75 NQ 3.25 0 NQ 3.25
Cory Sarich 0 2 1.25 1.5 2.5 1.75 1.5 NQ 1.75 0 NQ 0
Henrik Tallinder 1.75 2 1.75 0 1.5 3.25 2.25 NQ 1.25 0 NQ 0
Ed Jovanovski 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.75 0 0 0 0 4
Mark Fraser 1.5 0 0 0 1.5 4 0 NQ 0 0 NQ 0
Nate Prosser 1.5 0 0 1.5 1.5 3.75 0 NQ 4 0 NQ 2.25
Anton Belov 0 0 0 0 3.25 3 1.25 0 NQ 0 0 NQ
Keaton Ellerby 0 0 0 3.75 1.25 0 0 NQ NQ 0 NQ NQ
Francis Bouillon 0 0 0 0 0 3.25 1.25 0 NQ 0 0 NQ
Douglas Murray 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 NQ 2.75 0 NQ 0
Shane O'Brien 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NQ NQ 0 NQ NQ

Looking at what's left on free agency it's obvious why the team is interested in making a trade rather than signing anybody. Raphael Diaz might be worth a look depending on how much he wants. He had a pretty decent season and is a good penalty killer. Other than that there are some guys that put up some numbers but would be mortgaging possession for points. Going with the subjective ratings the pairings come out as a D+ for pair one, a D for pair two and an incomplete for line three assuming Brennan is on it, so it's obvious why the team would want to improve.

Data is from hockeyanalysis.com, Extraskater.com, Capgeek.com, and Hockeyfights.com.

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