Before anyone asks, yes, it's only been 14 games. Which means we're working with an incredibly small sample size, although it does give us a good idea of how the forwards have performed so far.
Here's how the forwards stack up. Note that the columns can be sorted by clicking on the titles.
|Player||G/60||A/60||P/60||CF%||CF% Rel||PDO||ZSO% Rel||PSh%||iHSC||SCF%||TOI GM|
(All stats 5 vs 5 only, via war-on-ice.com, G/60 = goals per 60 minutes TOI, A/60 assists per 60, P/60 points per 60, CF% = Corsi For percentage, CF% Rel = Corsi For percentage relative to the team, PDO = sum of a team's even strength shooting percentage and even strength save percentage, ZSO% Rel = Fraction of offensive vs defensive zone starts relative to the team, PSh% = Personal shooting percentage, iHSC = individual high danger scoring chances, SCF% = scoring chance for %, TOI GM = time on ice per game)
- Even though Paul Byron doesn't have any even-strength goals, he's contributed two shorthanded markers in just four games.
- Torrey Mitchell is leading the Habs in G/60, which is exactly what everyone predicted. Right? His personal shooting percentage will eventually come back down to earth.
- Through 14 games David Desharnais is showing that he can definitely provide offense to the team without being glued to Max Pacioretty.
- Tomas Fleischmann may be overachieving at the moment, but his offensive production is incredibly encouraging, especially if you consider his cap hit of $750,000.
- Alexander Semin and Tomas Plekanec's numbers are eerily similar. The main difference being that Semin received very favourable zone starts.
- Semin's numbers are very solid, although it has to be said that he only has two individual high-danger scoring chances to his name this season. During Semin's 10-game audition, it was Lars Eller who ended up being the trigger man on that line.
- The only forwards with a PDO under 100 are Alex Galchenyuk, Semin, and Eller.
(All stats 5 vs 5, via Emmanuel Perry, CF/60 = Shot attempts for per 60, CA/60 = Shot attempts against per 60, CF% = shot attempts percentage, SCF/60 = Scoring Chances for per 60, SCA/60 = Scoring chances against per 60, GF/60 = goals for per 60, GA/60 = goals against per 60, OZS% = offensive zone start percentage, TOI = time on ice total.)
- The Galchenyuk line created the most shooting attempts
- Even if they haven't created as many shot attempts as the Plekanec or Galchenyuk line, Desharnais' line leads when it comes to shooting attempts against.
- Plekanec and Galchenyuk's line are miles ahead when it comes to CF%.
- Galchenyuk's line was given the easiest zone starts.