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Capitals Insider Archive: Statistical analysis

Statistical analysis: Where did the defensive firepower go?

Last season, Washington blueliners lit the lamp 37 times, adding to a league-leading 318 goals scored last year. This season, that production is significantly down. Is it due to injury, shot selection or something else? Goals contributed by the defensemen on a per-game basis during even strength has not changed,...

By Neil Greenberg  | March 8, 2011; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Statistical analysis  
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Statistical analysis: Brooks Laich, chemist

Many remarked about how much chemistry there seemed to be Tuesday night between Brooks Laich and Jason Arnott in so little time, but they really shouldn't be surprised: Laich has been improving the play of his teammates all season. At even strength, the Caps see improved play across the board...

By Neil Greenberg  | March 3, 2011; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Brooks Laich, Statistical analysis  
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Statistical analysis: A closer look at Dennis Wideman's plus-minus rating

In an effort to provide the team some insurance against a prolonged absence of Tom Poti and Mike Green, the Caps acquired Dennis Wideman from Florida for a third-round pick in 2011 and a prospect. Wideman is a puck-moving defensemen who can clearly help on Washington's ailing power play, but...

By Neil Greenberg  | March 2, 2011; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Dennis Wideman, Statistical analysis  
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Statistical analysis: Alex Ovechkin at even strength, then and now

There have been many theories as to why Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin is on a 32-goal pace. Some say he never recovered from the loss to Canada in the Olympic quarterfinals. Or perhaps it was the loss to Montreal in the first round of the playoffs last year. Is he...

By Neil Greenberg  | February 24, 2011; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis  
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Statistical analysis: Scott Hannan's impact

I was asked in the comments of an earlier post to take a look at the impact Scott Hannan has had on Washington's defense. Has the unit been better or worse since the Nov. 30 trade that brought the veteran blueliner to D.C. from Colorado? Before Hannan tradeAfter Hannan trade...

By Neil Greenberg  | February 23, 2011; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Scott Hannan, Statistical analysis  
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Statistical analysis: Alex Ovechkin on the power play, then and now

To say the Capitals need to improve on the power play is an understatement. After converting a league-high 25 percent last year, they are struggling below the league average in the current campaign, converting on just 16 percent of opportunities. You don't have to look further than the stat sheet...

By Neil Greenberg  | February 18, 2011; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Statistical analysis  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Statistical analysis: Midseason Capitals awards, Neil Greenberg , January 6, 2011
Statistical analysis: Don't panic just yet, Neil Greenberg , December 11, 2010
Statistical analysis: No Boyd Gordon, no win for Caps, Neil Greenberg , November 21, 2010
Statistical analysis: When less Ovechkin is more, Neil Greenberg , October 22, 2010
Will Eric Fehr have another breakout season?, Neil Greenberg , October 6, 2010
Statistical analysis: The future is now for Carlzner, Neil Greenberg , September 20, 2010
 
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