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

PlayerGASS/GP3YS/GPSH%CSH%DEV
Kris Letang33163.23.818.85.7230
Morgan Rielly310233.32.313.04.3202
Kyle Palmieri70184.52.938.912.9201
Auston Matthews106223.13.745.517.2164
John Klingberg42213.52.219.07.4156
Nathan MacKinnon71294.83.724.19.7148
David Pastrnak72224.43.531.813.8130
Timo Meier31162.73.618.88.7116
Evgeny Kuznetsov45173.42.323.511.7100
Wayne Simmonds51193.22.726.313.496
Brendan Gallagher31163.24.018.89.892
Kasperi Kapanen44172.43.123.512.490
Jonathan Toews54193.82.926.314.286
Alex DeBrincat63193.82.231.617.086
Mitchell Marner47192.72.421.111.682
Alexander Radulov46162.725.014.177
Alex Ovechkin43193.84.421.112.469
Jake Guentzel40153.02.826.715.769
Evander Kane41264.34.515.49.168
John Tavares65284.03.421.413.065
Josh Anderson30163.22.518.811.661
Dylan Larkin32213.52.614.39.058
Filip Forsberg42203.33.020.012.757
Bo Horvat31152.52.220.012.856
Aleksander Barkov31153.83.320.013.054
Patrik Laine22244.03.08.317.5-52
Max Pacioretty10192.73.75.311.0-52
Rickard Rakell12162.72.96.313.4-53
Zach Parise16193.24.15.311.3-54
Mikko Rantanen18152.52.96.714.9-55
Mika Zibanejad11254.22.94.011.2-64
Erik Karlsson03183.03.10.06.8-100
Jaccob Slavin03172.41.60.04.2-100
Derek Stepan00224.42.70.09.9-100
Richard Panik01153.02.40.011.7-100
Keith Yandle04153.82.10.04.5-100
Ryan O'Reilly04163.22.80.010.5-100
Shea Theodore00182.63.70.04.4-100
Duncan Keith04153.02.40.04.4-100
Marc-Edouard Vlasic03152.52.10.05.0-100
Justin Faulk04213.03.30.06.1-100
Gustav Nyquist05162.72.30.011.3-100
Brent Burns04172.84.10.07.0-100
Dougie Hamilton03294.12.80.05.8-100
Erik Johnson04172.83.30.05.0-100

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%: 2018-2019 shooting percentage

CSH%: Career shooting percentage

DEV: Deviation from career shooting percentage