Friday Fun with Numbers

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.937Leafs team save percentage over all situations.

1 – Number of teams to ever break .930 over a full season: the Boston Bruins in 2010-11 with exactly .930. Obviously, overall save percentage has been steadily climbing in recent seasons.

32 – Total goals against through 14 games (2.29 GA/G).

43 – Total goals against if the Leafs team save percentage was .915 – a mark still good enough for 10th overall in the league (all situations). A drop from 3rd to 10th in team save percentage would take the Leafs from 6th to 23rd in goals against per game.

47 – Total goals for through 14 games (3.36 GF/G).

275 – The goals pace the Leafs are on over 82 games. If sustained, it would give the Leafs the most goals in a single season since Washington’s 313 in 2009-10. Only 2 teams have surpassed the 275 goal mark since the 2007-08 season (not including goal paces from 2013 truncated season).

187 – The Leafs current goals against pace. 187 has been good enough for a top 5 standing in the league in every season since the 2004-05 lockout.

2,958 – Current shots against pace for the Leafs (36.1/game). If sustained (surely not), it would be the highest shots against total since the 1992 Sharks, fresh off expansion, allowed 3,080 and finished 11-71-2. The worst shots against total since the turn of the millennium? Atlanta’s 2,911 in 2001-02, when they finished 19-47-11.

– 9.6 – The Leafs average shot margin. Better than only Buffalo.

8 – Wins when outshot (leads the league, 8-4, 0.66 win percentage when outshot). Best record when outshot in a majority of (>41) games? Boston’s 32-6-5 mark when outshot in the 2008-09 season.

9 – Number of assists by Cody Franson. Tied for 2nd in the NHL among defencemen.

10 – Dion Phaneuf’s plus/minus. Tied for 3rd in the league among defencemen.

(Almost) 10: Years since the Leafs last beat the Vancouver Canucks (November 24, 2003).

Bonus fun:

53 – Phil Kessel’s current goal scoring pace over 82 games.

6 – Leafs forwards on pace for 25+ goals.

Friday Morning Links:

– The Leafs have the Buffalo Sabres three times, the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and Nashville on the docket in the month of November. The Leafs should be able to keep it rolling with a schedule like that, and maybe even outshoot the odd team.

– Dave Bolland is a Leaf now, through and through. No fraternizing with Barack Obama and his ex teammates.

Carter Ashton will attend a hearing for his hit on Derek Smith on Wednesday night in Calgary. Only a 2 minute boarding call was assessed on the hit.

Coaches and GMs on the hot seat. DGB’s latest.

Get your Keep Calm & Corsi’s Wrong T-Shirt or Long Sleeve (women’s available).

Check out Morgan Rielly going on a rush and scoring as a novice player. If you missed it when we posted this last season, there’s also hilarious clip of Phaneuf at 9 years old launching clappers from the blueline, including one that almost takes out a parent in the stands.

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  • Komas Taberle

    Burtonboy Philly still have 5 years on the contract, don’t they? LOL!

  • Jmessih

    rustynail Jmessih Burtonboy But wouldn’t that be from yesterday?

  • Komas Taberle

    rustynail Komas Taberle Sure they do it’s only one game.

  • rustynail

    ingy56 Burtonboy well he’s a UFA at the end of the season and with that shot he took last night he might take a huge beating on his next contract if there is one

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Burtonboy 
    Great article.  Further enhances my backing of Nonis.  Don’t mortgage the future for the present and continue with the blueprint that was set forth from the beginning.

  • rustynail

    Jmessih rustynail Burtonboy ya it was from yesterday

  • theacs1966

    rustynail Jmessih Burtonboy Kaleta put on waivers, Ellerby claimed by Winnipeg today.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    wendelsway1 
    **vape**vape**vape**

  • rustynail

    Komas Taberle rustynail nope its a daily thing and you can’t be over except for bonuses

  • Jmessih

    https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenziehttps://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/396673484316635137
    CGY also puts G Joey MacDonald on waivers.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    rustynail Dangle_My_Berries ….ahhh waivers…that makes sense

  • theacs1966

    Jmessih Now that is odd?

  • Jmessih

    theacs1966 rustynail Jmessih Burtonboy Joey Mac placed on wavies by Flames

  • Komas Taberle

    rustynail Komas Taberle They will send Ashton and Liles back down.. no?

  • wendelsway1

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan wendelsway1 LOL….Soon….have to go pick up some botanicals….

  • .JVR.

    rustynail
    I suppose you’re right

  • rustynail

    so with Bure ceremony tonight how many hours will the game start be delayed?

  • Jmessih

    theacs1966 Jmessih Ya I caught me way off guard

  • theacs1966

    Jmessih theacs1966 rustynail Burtonboy That is very strange.  He hasn’t sucked and Ramo hasn’t stolen the show.  Must be a trade in the works.

  • Jay_Berg

    https://twitter.com/tsnryanrishaug/status/396673758485696512
    Seriously? Dallas needs to get his shit together

  • Jmessih

    rustynail Hopefuly if it is a long ceremony we stay in the room till it is almost done

  • 4evrblue

    Jmessih I guess he shouldn’t have called out his team

  • Cameron19

    Jmessih Who is their other goalie then?

  • .JVR.

    Cameron19
    Exactly, at this point I’d probably just trade Liles for a pick.
    Although, if we go on a long playoff run, having a guy like Liles around might come in handy.

  • Cameron19

    4evrblue Jmessih I missed this, what did he say?

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Jmessih rustynail and Vancouver comes out flat because of it

  • Komas Taberle

    Jay_Berg I wonder if they will do the same with Scott?

  • theacs1966

    Cameron19 Jmessih Ramo.

  • Jmessih

    Cameron19 Jmessih Kerri Ramo and I assume that Swiss kid.

  • Jay_Berg

    If we could have traded Liles for a pick it would have been done weeks ago

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    rustynail 
    I heard Quinn once tell the story of how they smuggled Bure out of Russia (very interesting).

  • rustynail

    Jay_Berg unless a team has become desperate for a pmd

  • 4evrblue

    Cameron19 4evrblue Jmessih I read it but he seemed flustered and basically said they spent way too much time in their own end watching the play against the wings and they had to be better etc. All this after he let in a softie

  • Zep2

    Would Philly be better with Richards,  Carter and JVR  instead of  Luke and Baby Shenn, Simmonds , Voracek and Couturier

  • Cameron19

    theacs1966 Cameron19 Jmessih Yea, I know Ramo, but who will be backup now?

  • Komas Taberle

    4evrblue Jmessih He told the truth!

  • .JVR.

    Any word yet who’s between the pipes for us tonight?

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    .JVR. Reimer I think

  • rustynail

    Jmessih based on how Ramo looked guess they are getting back in the fight for 1 over all

  • Komas Taberle

    Jay_Berg I hope so!

  • Zep2

    Jmessih Flames loss a tough to Wings. Theres no floaters on that team

  • rustynail

    Dangle_My_Berries .JVR. but nothing official

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Dangle_My_Berries .JVR. 
    Is that confirmed??  I wouldn’t be surprised if we went with Bernier.  Personally, I think it should be Reimer.

  • Cameron19

    Zep2 Well, definitely with JVR over Luke, but I don’t think the other trades are as big of an issue.  Richards and Carter are 2nd liners now.  The problem is that Giroux and Hartnell aren’t living up to expectations right now.

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/ChrisBottaNHLhttps://twitter.com/ChrisBottaNHL/status/396674086136733696
    If Ray Emery is not suspended for a long time for his instigation and attack, the NHL should provide an explanation.

  • Komas Taberle

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Dangle_My_Berries .JVR. I can see us starting Bernier too, then Reimer on Friday and Bernier starting against the Bruins.

  • Zep2

    Jay_Berg No one picked the Flames to be better than the Oilers. Thats one of the biggest rivalries in hockey. oiler fans must be seething

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    wendelsway1 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 
    Heh!!  I don’t think I’ve been completely out of botanicals in the last 15 years.  Always maintain a reserve.

  • Jay_Berg

    Why would he get suspended?

  • Jmessih

    4evrblue Cameron19 Jmessih He was saying that others make mistakes it is not noticed he makes a mistake it ends up in the net.