Carolina Hurricanes 2009-2010 Season: Some Stats Matter, Some Don’t

December 20th, 2009 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »
A 3-2 win last night against Florida started off the Canes "Holiday Homestand" on a high note, while also continuing a fairly nice run so far in December.

However, the Hurricanes are still 13 points out of eight place in the Eastern Conference and eight points away from the 29th spot in the NHL standings, and it looks like this will just have to end up being a rebuilding year for Carolina.

Despite that, though, you have to go through and look through the statistics to find out exactly what a team is having a underachieving (or, at times, overachieving) year. Even a quick glance at the team statistics can give you a point of view at why a team is losing or winning so much, and what key factors must be focused on to either continue the winning streak or stop the losing skid.

The Hurricanes definitely fit the requirements of a team that needs to look back on their first two and a half months and ask themselves, "Where did things go wrong?" With only nine wins and 24 points in 35 games, there has to be something that's not working right.

So, with that in mind, I came back and analysed four overlooked-yet-very important stats and how both ...

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