Note: like the last post, these are stats from the 2008-09 season although going forward I'll be using 2009-10 stats ...
Click to enlarge TRUE PP%
What I like about these stats is that they create a more pronounced "upper class" or elite group of PP units.
The Red Wings' absurd PP is reflected better here: they are heads and shoulders above the rest of the league (as they should be). It also reflects just how bad the Blue Jackets' PP was; 12% is pretty bad as it is but the team let up a lot of SHG too. When you think about it, when the CBJ went on the PP something good would happen only nine percent of the time. (LOL)
I still think sheer quantity (ultimately PPG - SHG allowed) is the best way to judge a team's PP unit but this is pretty interesting, too.
True Penalty Kill %/PK Efficiency Rating/PK Success Level is the same as PK% except it's PPG allowed - SHG scored divided by Times Shorthanded.
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The order of best PK teams doesn't change a ton here, but it again distinguishes the GREAT PK units. The Wild's special teams, again, were just amazing last year.
At some point I might try to come up with a "magic number" for special teams percentages combined. Is a great overall special teams a combined 110% or ... what?
Jeez, I'm a dork.
What do you think, though? Is this interesting or as fun as eating a lifetime supply of microwave re-heated pizza crusts?