Through websites like The Hockey Reference problems are revealed that you wouldn’t recognize from the TV.
Some things we’ve uncovered are strange too, such as the fact that our goalies play best when the fourth line is out. Some things are surprising, like Mat Barzal leads the team in takeaways AND giveaways. Defensive flaws are shown too. Only 36% of Scott Mayfield’s shots are on net! After the shootout loss, statistics show that Josh Bailey is the only player on the Islanders to score a shootout goal this season.
The craziest stat, by far, is that we are 1-7-0 when outshooting our opponents. The most alarming, however, is we are 13 for 90 on the powerplay. The Islanders are 6.03% below average for capitalized power play opportunities.
Some of these problems have solutions. Josh Ho-Sang seems like a nice solution to our power play woes. We also have 161 less shots then the league average, but are cushioned by a crazy 10.2% shooting percentage. Once again, JHS can fix this.
Ho-Sang is necessary!
Is Ho-Sang needed?