So I saw a Leafs fan do this, and for them all of their fighters ended up at the bottom of the list, so I thought it might actually be a semi decent metric and wanted to see how the Wings lined up.
Corsi F% is basically an advance stats proxy for puck possession. (Shots + shots missed the net + shots blocked for your team and the others while a player is on the ice)
The Leafs fan did Corsi F%, minus Corsi F% of linemates, plus the Corsi F% of opposition. So basically it's CF% adjusted for the strength of competition and strength of linemates.
Here's the numbers for the Wings during regular season 5x5 play:
Tatar 0.563 - 0.500 + 0.496 = .559
Datsyuk 0.561 - 0.500 + 0.494 = .555
Nyquist 0.546 - 0.510 + 0.501 = .537
Sheahan 0.561 - 0.522 + 0.494 = .533
Jurco 0.558 - 0.524 + 0.494 = .528
Zetterberg 0.532 - 0.517 + 0.508 = .523
Helm 0.531 - 0.508 + 0.492 = .515
Legwand 0.496 - 0.492 + 0.501 =.505
Alfredsson 0.513 - 0.511 + 0.495 = .497
Franzen 0.511 - 0.514 + 0.500 =.497
Samuelsson 0.505 - 0.505 + 0.497 =.497
Emmerton 0.502 - 0.505 + 0.498 = .495
Abdelkader 0.508 - 0.518 + 0.503 = .493
Andersson 0.500 - 0.515 + 0.495 = .480
Miller 0.489 - 0.510 + 0.494 = .473
Bertuzzi 0.496 - 0.524 + 0.497 =.469
Cleary 0.473 - 0.512 + 0.499 = .460
Glendening 0.462 - 0.518 + 0.495 = .439
Weiss 0.420 - 0.520 + 0.505 =.405
I was glad to see all the kids right up there with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. A testament to how well they've worked in our puck possession system so far. Defensive players like Abdelkader, Miller, Andersson, and Glendening ranked low, which didn't surprise me bc most don't have the offensive ability to possess the puck a lot. Not surprisingly either is how low Weiss, Cleary, and Bertuzzi are, all guys that should have shown more offense.
These numbers are far from 100% reflective of puck possession skill, but if we were to go off them a puck possession team should ice this forward lineup next year:
Tatar - Datsyuk - Nyquist
Zetterberg - Sheahan - Jurco
Legwand - Helm - Alfredsson/Franzen
Abdelkader - Andersson - Alfredsson/Franzen
I think most would agree with that lineup or some variation of it. We also have Weiss who's numbers could be much better next year.
Thoughts on the calculations or results? It's very moneyballish so take it for what it's worth
Wisniewski, Visnovsky, Nabokov, Ehrhoff, and now Vanek. Seems no player has any desire to be there. Snow actually gets his players on great contracts but can't trade or sign FA's for the life of him. After all the missteps by management, gotta think players will start demanding trades out of there. His core all has very attractive price tags. Maybe Holland can join the fun for once and fleece snow for a player.
PS saw on reddit that they're fans are planning a 2nd period walkout soon. At least they know they're team is a joke.