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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 Lewis14111192.02.111.86.193
Matt Nieto139711.11.918.39.593
Brett Connolly1410621.01.722.612.876
Eric Staal39322082.82.718.811.267
Carl Gunnarsson54570.90.98.85.366
Nicolas Deslauriers84661.31.112.17.464
William Karlsson39271662.31.723.514.364
Andrew MacDonald611731.31.48.25.160
Austin Watson123841.21.314.39.058
Nathan MacKinnon38532513.93.515.19.658
Barclay Goodrow75531.227.313.28.457
Danny DeKeyser54571.01.18.85.753
Matt Stajan47631.00.86.312.7-50
Zack Smith5131051.82.04.89.7-51
Francois Beauchemin29821.41.82.45.0-52
Brent Burns10482904.03.73.47.1-52
Jacob Trouba3191332.62.42.35.0-55
Dustin Byfuglien5341602.63.23.16.9-55
Fredrik Claesson16500.91.92.04.4-55
Jakob Chychrun29862.01.52.35.2-56
Tomas Plekanec6181372.02.44.49.9-56
Derek MacKenzie311821.21.13.78.2-56
Jason Chimera310741.11.64.19.3-56
Andrew Cogliano7201542.21.84.510.6-57
Alexander Edler3251442.42.82.14.9-58
Jason Spezza7181291.82.75.413.0-58
Jussi Jokinen36601.21.95.011.9-58
Ryan Callahan411971.53.24.110.1-59
Brad Richardson310931.42.53.28.0-60
Cody Franson16512.21.82.05.0-61
Brendan Smith17661.51.61.53.9-61
Braydon Coburn110661.01.41.53.9-62
Michael Cammalleri5221141.83.44.411.9-63
Joakim Nordstrom24921.41.52.25.8-63
Marc Staal17601.01.11.74.6-64
Connor Murphy110931.41.21.13.7-71
Henrik Sedin241580.81.33.412.9-73
Jannik Hansen19501.32.32.011.0-82
Duncan Keith1301722.32.30.64.4-87
Nick Jensen013951.32.00.02.6-100
Kevin Bieksa08661.11.60.04.4-100
Dylan DeMelo018581.14.20.02.3-100
Tony DeAngelo08682.13.20.03.9-100
Brandon Carlo06691.01.10.03.8-100

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