% OFFENSIVE ZONE START (OZS%)
The correlation between the % of faceoffs in the offensive zone and the Corsi% defining the level of possession of the puck is direct. And who says high level of puck control, says high possibility of scoring. For this stat, we do not consider the data in powerplay or shorthanded because we can't have predictive information from it. The following graph presents the results of the teams for the last season.
% OFFENSIVE ZONE START – THE BEST
*** Detailed statistics in the Fantasy Guide ***
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHT
( oZS%: 54,4 - CF%: 54,36 - FF%: 54,19)
The Golden Knight is the team with the highest offensive zone faceoff %. When we analyze the top five pointers on the team, we can seen that each of them begins more than 50% of their ice presence in the offensive zone. Their CF% and FF% are greatly influenced since they are, with the exception of Cody Eakin, at 53% and more.
( oZS%: 54,1 - CF%: 53,07 - FF%: 53,63 )
The Bruins have an offensive zone start % very close to Vegas, but the number of players with starts in the offensive zone seems less varied. Among the top 5 pointers on the team, Brad Marchand, David Krejci and David Pastrnak have a rate of 61% and more while Patrice Bergeron follows closely at 58.8%. In addition, except for Charlie Coyle, the CF% and FF% of these players are above 55%.
( oZS%: 53,8 - CF%: 54,36 - FF%: 54,19 )
The Jets have the third highest offensive zone faceoff %. In their case, even if they all have an oZS% greater than 53%, the top five pointers of the team all have a CF% and an FF% of 50% and less. If they maintain the same oZS% this year, they should produce more than the previous year.
( oZS%: 53,7 - CF%: 54,8 - FF%: 54,78 )
The Hurricanes are fourth, but only 0.1% behind the Jets. Except for Teuvo Teravainen, the other four top scorers on the team have oZS%, CF% and FF% over 55%. These statistics shows a lot about the relationships between these statistics.
( oZS%: 53,5 - CF%: 53,83 - FF%: 53,11 )
The Flames finish this top five with an oZS% of 53.5%. Their top five pointers benefited a lot of these situations with, except for Mark Giordano, an oZS% of 55% and above. Their CF% and FF% also demonstrate that they were able to take advantage of these situations.
% OFFENSIVE ZONE START - THE WORST
*** Detailed statistics in the Fantasy hockey Guide ***
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
( oZS%: 44,4 - CF%: 46,88 - FF%: 47,49 )
The Devils are the last in this category with a very low 44.4%. Except for Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmieri who have acceptable statistics, the other three best pointers on the team have an oZS% under 42% and a CF% - FF% very low too.
( oZS%: 46,3 - CF%: 48,32 - FF%: 48,45 )
The Stars are in the second last position for this statistic with the Flyers. However, when we look at the top five pointers on the team, except for Mats Zuccarello, they all have an oZS% above 52%, a CF% and FF% above 50%. The problem probably lies in the team depth.
( oZS%: 46,3 - CF%: 48,45 - FF%: 48,92 )
Like the Stars, the Flyers have an oZS% of 46.3%. However, the statistics of theire best players are the same than the whole team. Except for Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk, the other three players have an oZS% of 50% and less.
( oZS%: 46,7 - CF%: 44,9 - FF%: 45,47)
The Senators are the fourth worst for this statistic. Except for Thomas Chabot and Mikkle Boedker, the three other top scorers of the team have a oZS%, a CF% and FF% of 48% and less.
( oZS%: 47,2 - CF%: 47,89 - FF%: 48,02 )
The Canucks are the fifth worst for the oZS%. That said, the statistics of Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser are not representative, because they have a very high oZS%, even a CF% and FF% of more than 51%. The other three main pointers of the team have an oZS% of less than 40%, a CF% and FF% between 46% and 50%. Probably a depth problem!