Unsustainable - Skaters - February 8, 2017

February 08, 2017

Welcome to Unsustainable - our weekly look at skaters performing at unsustainable levels. Below, you'll find a data table with an emphasis on shooting percentages. What we know, from years and years of data, is that it is unlikely that a player can maintain a shooting percentage that deviates significantly from his career numbers for long amounts of time (which translates to lots of shots).

The aim of this weekly article is to highlight players, that the data suggests, are playing at levels inconsistent with their actual talent. The last column (Dev) measures the deviation from career levels. As a fantasy hockey manager (at least one in a league that emphasizes goal scoring), you could interpret this data as a player's trade value. Today's article will include the requirements that a player has taken at least 90 shots on goal and has a deviation of at least 50% from his career numbers.

GP - games played
G - goals
A - assists
PPG - powerplay goals
S - shots on goal
S/GP - shots on goal per game
3YS/GP - 3 year shots on goal per game
SH% - current shooting percentage
CSH% - career shooting percentage
Dev - deviation from career shooting percentage
Unsustainable Shooting Percentages
Seth Jones46101801022.221.639.805.6074.9
Justin Williams53181341092.062.5116.519.6970.4
T.J. Oshie4520154922.042.3021.7312.9468.0
Rickard Rakell4421951012.302.8020.7912.5066.3
Michael Grabner5225901202.312.4720.8312.7862.9
Ryan Suter527233981.882.087.144.4660.2
Mark Scheifele53252861152.172.4421.7314.0754.5
Kevin Shattenkirk54112671061.962.8110.376.7453.8
Mikael Granlund52153321102.121.9713.639.0450.8
Kyle Turris51181831102.162.7716.3610.8850.4
Anze Kopitar4862611002.082.146.0012.09-50.4
Corey Perry5592731482.693.186.0813.16-53.8
Shane Doan5151221062.082.684.7110.26-54.1
Shayne Gostisbehere4841711142.383.053.507.84-55.3
Tyson Barrie4432001092.482.052.757.24-62.0
Ryan McDonagh522281941.812.202.125.88-64.0
Morgan Rielly461191982.131.811.023.93-74.0
Cody Ceci51170921.801.931.084.52-76.1