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Some pre-game reading for stats nerds

Jun 13, 2014, 5:39 PM EDT

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Just finished reading this piece of statistical analysis on the Stanley Cup Final from the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle. It’s pretty revealing, so I thought I’d pass it along as the start of Game 5 approaches.

Not that it’s news that Martin St. Louis, Brad Richards and Dan Girardi aren’t having their best series, but the struggles of the high-priced New York veterans are especially pronounced in the possession stats.

Meanwhile, the Kings’ trio of Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, and Tanner Pearson — all three under the age of 30 — has been absolutely dominant up front for Los Angeles.

There’s more info in there, so give it a read.

Related: Brad Richards knows he hasn’t been good enough

  1. bleedrangerblue - Jun 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Really?? That’s All you have?? Wow

    • imleftcoast - Jun 13, 2014 at 6:51 PM

      This post is weak tea. The article is interesting in that it shows how bad that Rangers line has been and how good Sutter has been at line juggling – although I maintain that Dean Lombardi deserves a lot more of the credit – Clifford on the fourth line?

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