Carolina Hurricanes is on pace to break the all time shots on goal per game record

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    So far the Carolina Hurricanes have averaged 42.1 shots on goal per game in their first 8 games this season. The record is held by the legendary 1970-71 Boston Bruins who averaged 40.6 shots on goal per game. The 1970-71 Boston bruin is the only team in NHL history to average at least 40 shots on goal per game for a full season: Facts and Figures: Hurricanes piling up shots, not goals

    What's remarkable is that the 2018-19 Carolina Hurricanes is basically just made up of Aho, a few Rookies and a bunch of washed up jobbers, while the 1970-71 Boston Bruins was full of legendary Hall of famers like Esposito, Orr, Bucyk, Hodge and Cashman. The 1970-71 Boston Bruins had a whopping 10 20 goal scorers, only one less than Don Cherry's 1977-78 Boston Bruins who holds the record with 11 20 goal scorers.

    This bodes well for the 2018-19 Carolina Hurricanes if those shots starts going in. Just imagine Aho, Ferland, Teravainen, Williams, Staal, Foegele, Svechnikov, Faulk, Martinook and Pesce all scoring at least 20 goals this season.
     
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    It's a long ****ing season
    Classic mulletman steaming hot take
     
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    This is weak by Mulletman standards. Not impressed.
     
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    That's 10 % of the season. Things like shots on goals won't fluctuate much beyond this Point. Especially since Carolina has had over 40 shots in 6 of the games and have kept up this average despite having an average record overall.
     
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    They have played mostly bottom-scraping possession teams so far this season. CBJ is the only really good possession team they played so far and that was 35-32 shots.

    Having a meh record despite the shot volume if anything could lead to less shots later in the season as they try for better scoring plays.
     
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    You're right, my man, you proved me wrong. I now understand the math behind your theory and I gotta say, it's impressive!
     
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    I agree, shots, points, wins, shutouts, hits, etc. etc. can all just basically be directly multiplied by 10 and we'll get a fully accurate representation of how 82 game season will go.
     
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    Who are all these “washed up jobbers”?
     
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    They can? Nice!
    117 point season by the habs incoming...
     
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    I guess this is as good of a place as any to ask, what is going on with the canes special teams? Their 5v5 stats are very good but the special teams are terrible. They’ve given up 9 powerplay goals in 27 chances, which is dead last in the NHL. They’ve had 2 powerplay goals in 30 attempts, also dead last. Plus they’ve given up 1 short handed. How can a team so strong offensively 5v5, have so little success on the pp? Just unlucky?
     
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    the current NHL tends to reward track meet hockey
     
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    The edm of last year for the east.
     
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    They played the jets as well.
     
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    check where they are on the list, they are a sub 50% team right now and are 25th of 31 teams.
     
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    Yeah. Congrats!
     
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    Guys like Justin Williams and Jordan Staal.
     
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    And the Ducks are probably on pace for most shots against...

    Edit:
    Pretty damn close...

    [​IMG]
     
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    1) New coach who is implementing more of a philosophy than a system. This doesn’t play well to precision situations like PP and PK, where system is everything. Especially when the philosophy itself is oriented around making the game a track meet and exchanging chances.

    Bear in mind that Rod was responsible for the PP as an assistant coach and it has been dysfunctional for years. This was one of the big questions about moving him up to HC, and it appears to be playing out as expected.

    2) Even if the PP system was effective (it’s not, at all) they don’t really have the personnel to dominate on the PP. There are a few guys like Aho, Faulk, Teravainen who can feast on open ice, but they also have guys Staal and Ferland who get their points at ES and are not PP type players. Running Skinner off the team hurts in this area.

    3) The defensive group is great, but there isn’t a dynamic puck mover among them. Faulk and Hamilton are both shooting threats, but neither of them have that dynamic presence that can pull a defense apart at the seams. Generally, the Canes’ PP puck movement is atrocious. Lots of standing around, fiddling with the puck, then flinging it at the net hoping for something lucky.

    4) Mrazek and McElhinney in net. These guys are not mistake-erasers.

    5) Lost Lindholm and Nordstrom, two good PK’ers. Their replacements don’t fill that niche, so we end up with AHL callup Clark Bishop going directly to the second PK unit.



    Relevant: One of the Canes’ PP goals was an ENG, so they are 1-for-season against defended nets.
     
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    Haha came here to say that I would not want our Ducks facing the Canes right now. Probably would get outshot by a 5:1 margin
     
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    I think they'll be the highest shooting team in the league at year's end, but I'm not sure they'll break any records. But it's such a part of their strategy that I'm betting it'll continue.

    That said, this is going to throw a wrench into a lot of analytics, because I'm not so certain it's going to lead to success.
     
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    So all the “washed up jobbers” consists of two people, one of which is 30 years old and is currently playing his best hockey since coming to Carolina?

    Excellent analysis. Very good.
     
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    They're a team I hope to see do well, but the majority of the "on pace" discussions we see every October and November are pointless. It's only around American Thanksgiving or so that more sustainable trends / narratives start to emerge.

    Edit: Ah, Mulletman.
     
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