As most fans know the Buds over performed according to analytics...... the question is has Toronto managed to build a team that, through it's players and/or style, can win despite poor puck possession? Everybody says a 48 game season is not enough and the mean would eventually be achieved. I happen to think 48 games is not a insignificant sample size, so I wonder if the makeup of the team flips analytics on it's head. As Zeke pointed out a good number of Leafs have high shooting%'s. There is also the fact that defensemen are the ones that generate a lot of low%'s. So if a team does not generate shots from the defense, but has highly capable forwards, could the analytics get swung in an unanticipated direction. Being a Sens fan, Ottawa had a horrible shooting% last year, but they did try to generate shots (edict of the Walrus I suspect). That may simply mean that guys were taking more low% shots and hoping for garbage goals. Perhaps the opposite is true for Toronto. They score more effectively off the rush, slightly lowering puck possession in the offensive zone. As in enter zone, score or turn it over as opposed to enter zone, hold the puck generate a couple of weak shots then score or exit. This will be the great experiment in Toronto. Will they push the analytics guys to seek modifications to their numbers as they prove you can win without posession, or will the regress to the mean like they suggest.