New York Islanders Tavares' Revolving Door Part 2 - State of the Wing

BY Fansided and Eric Vogel/FanSided via Eyes On Isles • December 14, 2016

After Part 1, we know where the New York Islanders have been in regards to the wings they’ve provided for John Tavares over the years.  Now the question is, barring an amazing and unlikely move from Garth Snow, what should we be doing with what we have?

Below is a list of every forward on the team that has logged more than twenty minutes on the the ice with John Tavares since the start of the season.

GF% = Goals for / Goals for + Goals against

PDO = Save percentage + Shooting percentage

CF% = Corsi for / Corsi for + Corsi against

OZFO% = Offensive Zone Face Offs / Neutal Zone FOs + Defensive Zone FO + Offensize Zone FOs

Player TOI GF% PDO CF% OZFO%
JB & JT 310 55.6 102.7 48.9 46.8
TAVARES 94 28.6 94.2 47 44.8
BAILEY 61 28.6 95.9 36.4 20
Player TOI GF% PDO CF% OZFO%
Ladd & JT 129 20 95 48.4 45.5
TAVARES 274 55.2 103.2 48.6 47.1
LADD 212 35.3 95.4 41.5 23.5
Player TOI GF% PDO CF% OZFO%
BN & JT 86 50 102 45.5 42.7
TAVARES 318 50 100.3 49.4 47.6
NELSON 228 60 103.3 44.8 28.6
Player TOI GF% PDO CF% OZFO%
CC & JT 75 42.9 97.6 53.6 50
TAVARES 329 51.9 101.3 47.4 45.7
CLUTTERBUCK 211 61.5 103.9 43.7 20.1
Player TOI GF% PDO CF% OZFO%
AB & JT 71 75 106 52.6 51.6
TAVARES 333 46.7 99.7 47.7 45.5
BEAUVILLIER 138 53.8 100.3 44.7 33
Player TOI GF% PDO CF% OZFO%
JC & JT 41 33.3 97.3 41.3 43.8
TAVARES 363 51.6 101.1 49.4 46.8
CHIMERA 255 41.7 97.1 46.6 30.3
Player TOI GF% PDO CF% OZFO%
SP & JT 23 100 106.7 50 60
TAVARES 381 48.5 100.2 48.4 46
PRINCE 194 26.3 93.5 41.3 25.2
Player TOI GF% PDO CF% OZFO%
RS & JT 22 0 92.3 40 56.3
TAVARES 382 51.5 101 49.1 46.1
STROME 223 35.3 96.5 42 25.7

The first thing that strikes me about this is the ridiculous numbers, albeit, in a small sample, that Anthony Beauvillier has put while on the ice with Tavares. Those numbers look very similar to what Vanek was doing.

A few other things I see from this chart:

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      On a team that is as starved for offense as the Islanders have been this season, we should not be ignoring this combination. Note here that Shane Prince, built from a similar mold to Beauvillier, also very good numbers, but in an even smaller sample size.

      The second thing I would point out is that when sorted for PDO and GF%, the fifth best in each category is Tavares’ stat line without Ladd. This leads me to two possible conclusions.

      Either the team’s horrendous start suppressed everyone’s numbers to start the season, or Ladd just does not make for a good pairing with Tavares.

      The former seems more believable to me and since he was brought here to play alongside Tavares, Ladd should be given another chance.

      So what’s the solution? Well, its more of the same bounce these players around and hope to God Capuano stumbles on something. Beauvillier and Ladd are the better options on the current crop of Isles players. With the former being the absolute best option.



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