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Buy-Low and Sell-High: Skaters

Introduction

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 50 shots on goal and has a deviation of at least 50% from his career numbers.

PlayerGASS/GP3YS/GPSH%CSH%DEV
Trevor Lewis13111082.02.112.06.198
Brett Connolly148581.11.724.112.987
Carl Gunnarsson53500.90.910.05.486
Matt Nieto108601.11.916.79.183
Nicolas Deslauriers74531.31.113.27.479
William Karlsson34231412.21.724.113.973
Jonas Brodin510531.01.49.45.571
Eric Staal33311752.82.718.911.269
Tom Wilson1117901.51.312.27.563
Micheal Ferland20141161.92.117.210.859
Nathan MacKinnon28411913.53.514.79.259
Alex Goligoski921931.51.59.76.257
Torey Krug10291332.32.87.54.953
Ryan Spooner918721.82.712.58.252
Mattias Ekholm9191031.71.38.75.850
Johan Larsson39691.12.14.38.7-50
Max Domi5221232.02.24.18.3-51
Leo Komarov5111011.51.85.010.4-52
Brad Richardson38771.42.53.98.1-52
Ryan Callahan410841.63.24.810.2-53
Jason Spezza7171131.82.76.213.1-53
Tomas Plekanec6181282.12.44.79.9-53
Jacob Trouba3171292.62.42.35.1-54
Dustin Byfuglien4301252.53.23.27.0-54
Ryan McDonagh224771.62.12.65.7-54
Braydon Coburn110541.01.41.94.0-54
Alexandre Burrows35551.12.15.511.9-54
Matt Stajan35531.00.85.712.7-56
Boone Jenner6131402.53.44.310.1-57
Andrew Cogliano6171312.11.84.610.7-57
Marc Staal16500.91.12.04.6-57
Zach Parise36642.73.74.711.2-58
Oscar Klefbom3141773.02.91.74.1-59
Michael Cammalleri5221031.93.44.911.9-59
Joakim Nordstrom22811.31.52.56.0-59
Cody Franson16512.21.82.05.0-61
Brendan Smith17661.51.61.53.9-61
Trevor van Riemsdyk19791.31.31.33.5-64
Connor Murphy18731.31.21.43.9-65
Sami Vatanen221961.82.12.16.1-66
Alexander Edler2221212.42.81.74.9-66
Jason Chimera29701.21.62.99.2-69
Jakob Chychrun19601.91.51.75.5-70
Henrik Sedin239510.81.33.913.0-70
Jussi Jokinen16541.21.91.911.8-84
Duncan Keith1251542.42.30.64.4-86
Tony DeAngelo07542.23.20.04.4-100
Nick Jensen013781.32.00.02.9-100
Kevin Bieksa06621.11.60.04.4-100
Brandon Carlo06611.01.10.04.0-100
Dylan DeMelo08521.24.20.02.4-100

Legend

G: Goals

A: Assists

S: Shots on goal

S/GP: Shots on goal per game

3YS/GP: Three-year average shots on goal per game

SH%: 2017-2018 shooting percentage

CSH%: Career shooting percentage

DEV: Deviation from career shooting percentage