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Defense pairs

27 February 2016 - 08:18 PM

With all the talk about Kindl, and Smith being scratched for E, made me think we could use a thread for our defense pairs.

 

To kick things off I figured I'd look up some stats. http://www.puckalyti.../superwowy.html My new favorite toy.

 

Not counting Kindl, we've had 8 different pairings together for significant time, and a handful of other combos for at least a few games. Stats for the top 8 pairs below:

Pairing	            5v5 Minutes	GF/60	GA/60	GF%	CF/60	CA/60	CF%	OvDZS%	Goals +/-
Ericsson + Dekeyser	347	2.42	1.38	63.68%	43.23	51.18	45.79%	47.10%	+6
Kronwall + Green      	336	1.61	2.50	39.17%	51.06	47.85	51.62%	62.50%	-5
Smith + Green	        285	2.10	1.89	52.63%	62.07	42.92	59.12%	74.80%	+1
Dekeyser + Quincey	273	1.32	2.42	35.29%	44.51	51.56	46.33%	49.20%	-5
Kronwall + Ericsson	230	1.83	1.30	58.47%	46.93	57.36	45.00%	46.60%	+2
Smith + Marchenko	224	2.94	2.67	52.41%	52.41	43.58	54.60%	52.80%	+1
Dekeyser + Marchenko	147	2.04	1.63	55.59%	44.50	50.63	46.78%	33.30%	+1
Ericsson + Marchenko 	124	2.42	2.42	50.00%	52.30	48.43	51.92%	46.50%	E

Kronwall + Green was notably bad.

E + Deke have been the best pairing, results-wise. The poor possession metrics suggest that might be anomalous, but could also be limiting opponents to low quality chances. Both E and Dekeyser see the same thing with Kronwall and Marchenko respectively. 

Smith + Green was very sheltered, but had great possession numbers. Goal numbers both for and against not so great relative to the shots. Could also be anomalous.

Deke + Q has been bad, though they were good last year.

Kronwall + E better than last year, but still poor offense and possession numbers.

Marchenko with both Smith and E has GA numbers higher than they should be, could be an anomaly or too many high-quality chances against.

Deke + Marchenko has been very good for being so heavily used in the defensive zone.

 

Quincey is maybe under-represented since he's only played about 1/2 as much as the others. 

 

But overall, E+Deke and Smith+Green have both been good. Q looks expendable to me, especially if Kronwall and March work together. 

 

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