+/- - Giveaways - Takeaways - Missed shots - Blocked shots
Hamhuis -2 9 6 12 18
Edler -2 9 7 16 32
Bieksa +6 9 3 11 20
Garrison +7 4 3 18 13
Tanev +3 7 7 7 18
Ballard +4 5 8 7 16
Here's what i get out of these stats without overanalyzing them. Afterall stats are not a complete picture of a players play.
First Garrison: Despite all the flak he's been getting he hasn't been that bad really. I have been watching him closely and have seen the odd bounce over his stick. In general he has been good in his own end. His Givaway numbers and +/- despite his lack of production show this. He needs to start hitting the net, and needs to get in front of more shots. Considering he has joined a new team/system and had no training camp to learn this system and adjust to his new team mates i think his start has been acceptable and expect to see lots of improvement as he continues to adjust.
Edler and Humhuis are not performing up to their standard which has been obvious. Both are -2 and are not looking.... precise. Edler looked aweful last game and many this year. I think he gets less attention for it because of the points he puts up. Edler is getting in front of alot of shots which is great. Both have too many giveaways, and have looked to be out of sorts on our side of the red line.
Bieksa: Has had a good start. Along with Edler and Hamhuis can be looking a bit out of sorts in his own end. Needs to continue to carry the puck up ice with speed when given the opportunity. Happy with his start although there is room for improvement.
Tanev/Ballard: Easily the bright spot on an otherwise not so bright looking D corps. Both have looked solid to start the year. I don't think it is a cooincidence that the two performing the strongest are the 2 with a strong history playing together over the last 2 years. Both are showing signs of great chemistry and an ability to move the puck up ice and transition quickly. Tanev needs to shoot more when he has the chance.
Edited by MLT, 18 February 2013 - 08:07 PM.