This article is part of our DFS NHL Breakdown series.
My rankings are determined by a Corsi-based Rating System that I created, the average Rating is about 49 per game. Like Corsi, this represents the total number of shot attempts per game either for or against, but it's also adjusted for shooting percentage and save percentage. Any shot attempt counts, whether it is on goal, off target or blocked, which is why the average hovers around 49, rather than the league average shots on goal (31.6). With the current rosters I have loaded, the Offense Rating (OR) range is a best of 57.7 (TOR) to a worst of 45.7 (VAN), and the Defense Rating (DR) range is a best of 44.1 (NSH) to a worst of 60.6 (OTT) – Ottawa is so bad, the next worst team is 53.3 (CHI). These numbers will change daily with line changes, injuries and player call-ups. I am hoping these values clearly show how good or bad a team ranks by equating it to shot attempts per game.
Slate Preview: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The Main Slate on Tuesday features 10 games with a lot of expensive options, so many I cannot even make a dent in the total options in this article. Detroit and Los Angeles are playing the second of a back-to-back, both traveling to new cities to face strong opponents in Washington and Buffalo, respectively.
The following chart will be included so I do not have to bog down the write-ups