I’m not one for a lot of stats. Never have been. I think it’s got something to do with having a pea brain.
Some blogs are simply amazing when it comes to breaking down numbers and percentages and anything else needed to dissect a player or team. But it’s just not my style. I’ve never pretended to be like this because you’d see right through me if I did.
So I do what I do without playing the numbers game so much.
But I do know how to read stats, although I mostly forget them later on. And today I thought I’d do a little comparing.
So, without further adieu, here’s some numbers I thought you might find moderately interesting. But if you don’t, don’t blame me. I never said I was a stats guy.
Last year in Calgary, Mike Cammalleri, after 81 games, had 39 goals and 43 assists for 82 points. This year with the Habs, he’s played just 56 games and has 26 goals and 22 assists for 48 points.
Tomas Plekanec, in 80 games last year, notched 20 goals and 19 assists for 39 points. This year, after 71 games, he has 21 goals and 44 assists for 65 points.
Scott Gomez tallied 16 goals and 42 assists in New York for 58 points in 77 games. This year in Montreal, after 67 games, he has 12 goals and 39 assists for 51 points.
Benoit Pouliot in Minnesota managed 2 goals and 2 assists in 14 games. This year as a Hab he has 14 goals and 7 assists for 21 points in 28 games.
Brian Gionta, in 81 games, ended with 20 goals and 40 assists for 60 points last year in New Jersey. This year in Montreal he has 21 goals and 16 assists for 37 points in 50 games.
Glen Metropolit, while in Philadelphia in the 2008-09 season, ended with 4 goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 55 games. This year in Montreal he has 16 goals and 13 assists for 29 points after 65 games.
Marc-Andre Bergeron played 72 games in Minnesota and had 14 goals and 18 assists for 32 points. This season as a Hab he’s collected 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 poinjts after 51 games.
Andre Kostitsyn, in 2008-2009, had 23 goals and 18 assists for 41 points in 74 games. This year, in 48 games, he has 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points.
And Andrei’s little bother Sergei gathered 8 goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 56 games in 2008-09, and this year has 6 goals and 10 assists for 16 points in 39 games.
As far as the goalies go, last year, Carey Price’s numbers were 2.83 GAA and a .905 save percentage. This year they’re 2.82 GAA and .910 percentage.
Jaroslav Halak last year had a 2.86 GAA and .915 save percentage. This year it’s 2.48 and .920.