Columbus Blue Jackets: First Quarter-Season Player Performance Analysis

November 28th, 2009 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
As mentioned, I’d like to offer my analysis of the performances of the Blue Jacket players, for the first quarter of the season.  While not scientific, it’s a pretty fair approximation on how their players have performed thus far.

Combining their best ever start to a season with their recent 0-3-1 road slump allows for quite a distribution of analysis, pro and con.

So, here’s how I see it:

Stellar – Rick Nash, Raffi Torres and Jan Hejda.

Nash – Rating Rick Nash in the stellar category depends on whether you are in the school of scoring or in the school of responsible, two-way play.  If it’s the former, no doubt as to Nash’s first quarter-season start—by far, his best, ever, with 27 points in 24 games.

However, if the later, there is some cause for concern, particularly if you look at Nash’s +/- rating, the league’s fourth worst at -11.  I believe this later indicator will improve, particularly if the team returns to their more defensive-oriented style versus their current obsession with getting into track meets. 

Nonetheless, Nas ...

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