Unsustainable - Skaters - March 8, 2017

March 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
Jason Chimera6516110941.451.8317.029.4081.0
Mikko Koivu63183121091.732.2216.519.3975.9
T.J. Oshie52251961102.122.3022.7213.1572.7
Artem Anisimov60222141011.682.0721.7812.9767.9
Ryan Ellis57121841031.812.0711.657.2760.3
Rickard Rakell55271051342.442.8020.1412.9355.7
Mikael Granlund64213961402.191.9715.009.6555.5
Seth Jones59102601192.021.638.405.4155.2
Michael Grabner62261001362.192.4719.1112.6850.7
Anton Stralman562131951.701.622.104.37-52.0
Corey Perry66113131782.703.186.1713.09-52.8
Shayne Gostisbehere5952221462.473.053.427.33-53.4
Shane Doan6561731271.952.684.7210.23-53.9
Keith Yandle6532921432.202.522.094.56-54.1
Sami Vatanen573182901.582.393.337.42-55.1
Riley Nash654701011.551.503.968.86-55.3
Ryan McDonagh6633211211.832.202.475.81-57.5
Francois Beauchemin642110971.521.782.065.08-59.4
Cody Ceci6411001151.801.930.864.29-79.9