Rickard Rakell (Ducks): 1 goal in 60 shots (1.7%). How...?

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    Rickard Rakell, a few years ago, was known as the Ducks' sniper. He had back to back 30-35 goal seasons in '17 and '18, leading the team in goals both seasons.

    In '19 and '20, Rakell's goals and shooting-percentage declined quite a bit, but so did the Ducks in general, so although a noticeable decline, it wasn't necessarily shocking.

    Rakell is only 27 years old. As of today (Feb. 22), he has 1 goal on 54 shots, for a staggeringly awful 1.9%. He is 1st on the Ducks in shots on goal, and 10th on the Ducks in goals. How is that even possible?
     
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    He will regain his scoring touch when the Ducks trade him to Toronto with John Gibson for Tyler Biggs.
     
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    Probably just terrible luck and when he was scoring his highs teams still respected Getzlaf as the biggest threat on the ice
     
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    Does anyone have a heat map of his shots?
     
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    No play makers on the roster really, Rakell is trying to do it all.... been fairly unlucky. I think he’s been our best forward this year.
    He’ll bounce back if he’s traded to a contender, he’ll zegras might even get him to bounce back if they play together.

    ducks are scoring at a very low pace. Would be dumb to sell low on him.... but from another teams stand point if you can buy lowish on him he’d be a great add.
     
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    I see the Ducks' PP is operating at a tidy 7.5%, with three goals on the season thus far.

    Yikes.
     
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    Rakell has played very well, nothing is going in for him. Hopefully he gets to play with Zegras tonight. Think that could hopefully help. I want the organization to keep him around he is one of the few players at least trying and gives a shit.
     
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    6 shots on goal in tonight game and no goal according to Anaheim Ducks - Arizona Coyotes - February 22nd, 2021

    Add 1 more goal on 5 power play chances....
     
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    He doesn't get to play the Oilers this year
     
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    Seguin scored 29 then 16 in 48 and then had 1 goal on 70 shots. Rakell isn’t Seguin obviously but it isn’t like it’s unheard of that guys go through stretches where they get really unlucky
     
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    Douglas Murray had more goals than Seguin that playoffs lmao...
     
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    2.38 S% at 5v5 and a S% of 0 in over 44:33 worth of PP time will do that for you. His S% has been steadily getting worse since 2017-18 too, much like the Ducks.
     
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    He's getting killed by Advanced Stats metrics. He's bleeding chances against. The Ducks lack playmakers but I also think their D isn't helping with the transition game.

    Player Season Totals - Natural Stat Trick

    Tonight... I saw him take two bad low percentage shots. Maybe he had a dangerous scoring chance but I didn't notice. He wasn't as dangerous as in year's past (I haven't watched the Ducks in a year plus now)
     
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    I wish Biggs made the show just so we could nickname him Biggie
     
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    1 goal in 60 shots, for 1.7%.

    Of 108 players with 40 or more shots, he's the least successful shooter in the NHL right now.
     
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    well it isn't in anyway normal season so I wouldn't compare it to anything actually. Closed playoff style divisions where same teams just grind against each other is way diffent what normal season was.

    Add to that how the players, staff and even players closed ones are forced to quarantine and that can and probably does play tricks to playing some take it better and some worse its no surprise how many veteran players have just called it quits this season.
     
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    Not getting to play against the Canadian teams is really hurting all the goalscorers in the American teams.
     
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    So this thread is the other end of the spectrum from the Brady Tkachuk is the greatest player according to advanced statistics thread?

    Neither player is going to continue being either the greatest or the worst long term. And all things considered, I'd rather have Rakell on my team (which I freely admit is probably because I've seen a lot more Ducks games than Sens). The man is snakebit at the moment on a team that was expected to be bad & so far is wildly exceeding those expectations...in the wrong direction.
     
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    Should have had at least one goal off of Zegras passes last night. You can tell he's gripping the stick a little tight.
     
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    Yep I think part of it is a mental thing.... he just needs to score a trash goal or something and hopefully bump his confidence
     
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    To be honest i don't think one goal is going to get him going.. at least for more than a little while.

    Feels like a change of scenery is needed.
     
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    I agree to that too... and hopefully we do move him... but i wouldn't really be interested in selling low on him
     
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    Rickard Rakell's name always reminds me of the episode of Seinfeld where they go to see CheckMate but it's sold out so they go to Rochelle, Rochelle instead. "A young girl's strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk." In a different episode, George rents it and racks up $98 in late fees. And then it shows up again in season 6 as a musical. They really milked it.

    Anyways I always thought Rakell's nickname should be 'Erotic Journey'.
    george.jpg
     
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    Easy explanation. I have been picking him for my DFS rosters. I have the inherent ability to jinx those I pick. No matter the sport. For the Daytona 500 I crashed out my whole roster in the first pile up. :eek:
     

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