Prospect Ramblings: Which team are rotating their roster?

Hayden Soboleski

2019-11-03

 

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Some teams have started hot, and some have started cold. Coaches are tinkering with their lineups in search of perfect chemistry, and that means that some teams have given more players a chance than others. Knowing whether or not your bubble prospect is going to see games is a big deal in deep dynasty leagues, so let’s see how much teams actually differ in terms of players rotating in and out of the NHL lineup.

 

I’ll be honest, I had no idea what the point of this research would be when I started. This was a curiosity project that hopefully helps someone out. 

 

All data was collected on Nov 3, 2019 from Dobber’s FrozenTools resource. Numbers represent even-strength combinations calculated from teams’ total time played so far this season. The 2% threshold for line combos was selected arbitrarily, as a method of eliminating early rookie tryouts from the crop (however, if a rookie played a lot of ice time, they may still have affected the data). The player count total does include rookies that may no longer be with the club.

 

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Team Forwards used so far Line combos seen >2% of the time Defensemen used so far Pairings seen >2% of the time
ANH  15  11  9  6
ARI    13  9  9  6
BOS  16     7  9
BUF  13  7   8  5
CAR   14  9  7  6
CBJ   14  10  8  9
CGY   14  9  7  7
CHI   14  14  9  9
COL   15  7  8  10
DAL   16  9  8  10
DET   16  7  9  11
EDM   16  7  9  7
FLA   14  10  8  9
LAK   14  9  8  8
MIN   15  10  7  6
MTL   13  10  8  8
NJD   14  9  8  11
NSH   16  10  7