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Buy-Low and Sell-High: Skaters


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.

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.
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.
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.
Bo Horvat31152.
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.
Erik Karlsson03183.
Jaccob Slavin03172.
Derek Stepan00224.
Richard Panik01153.
Keith Yandle04153.
Ryan O'Reilly04163.
Shea Theodore00182.
Duncan Keith04153.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic03152.
Justin Faulk04213.
Gustav Nyquist05162.
Brent Burns04172.
Dougie Hamilton03294.
Erik Johnson04172.


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