Rob Vollman brought in the new year with a new statistic: passes. Passes are defined as those passes which result in shots on goal, and can determine which players are most adept at setting up shots in a way that's independent of shooting percentages. Unfortunately this statistic is available only as an estimate based on the player's assists and the average shooting percentage of his linemates. One spreadsheet has the original estimate for the past four seasons, while the one stretched all the way back to 2007-08 is refined to look only at primary assists, and breaks them out by manpower situation (even-strength, power play or shorthanded). |