JM_ Posted February 9, 2017 Share Posted February 9, 2017 So to be sure, being on pace for 33 points for a 6 mil contract is disappointing, but I'm seeing a lot of really ugly stuff being written about this player and thought a little perspective is needed on the guys actual season performance, because there are a lot of things to like. It also gives me a lot of hope that under a more offensively minded coach we still have a potentially very good player here. Yes the production is going to be about 20 pts lower than hoped, but frankly when you are put on Willie's line blender for more than 1/2 your shifts it kills the offence of a lot of players. Loui is far from alone this year in low production thanks to Willie's defence-1st style. Here's whats gone right with Loui this season: 1. Effect on team shot attempts “No regular has had a more positive impact on generating shot attempts. In fact, the Canucks are averaging seven more shot attempts every 60 minutes that Eriksson plays than when he doesn’t. He leads the team by a wide margin.” (http://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/jason-botchford-baertschi-suffers-concussion-eriksson-hurting-on-score-sheet) 2. Leads the team in Corsi For Amongst the Regular Players ( http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/VAN/2017.html) 3. Leads the team in takeaways ( http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/VAN/2017.html) 4. Kills penalties Loui is a solid guy on the PK and due to this has about 10% fewer o-zone starts than the Sedin's. 5. Most productive partner with the Sedins If you look at the actual production and line combo %'s, Loui has been their best partner and should have simply could been left with them all season. This is Daniels production this year (http://dobberhockey.com/players/daniel-sedin) Even Strength Line Combinations Freq Line Combination 44.6% ERIKSSON,LOUI - SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK 23.3% SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK - SUTTER,BRANDON 19.8% HANSEN,JANNIK - SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK 9.9% MEGNA,JAYSON - SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK 2.4% BAERTSCHI,SVEN - SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK Even Strength Line Production (21) Pts %Total Line Combination 9 42.9% ERIKSSON,LOUI - SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK 4 19% HANSEN,JANNIK - SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK 2 9.5% SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK - SUTTER,BRANDON 1 4.8% MEGNA,JAYSON - SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK 1 4.8% BAERTSCHI,SVEN - SEDIN,DANIEL - SEDIN,HENRIK Edited yesterday at 09:41 AM by S'all Good Man 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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