Good thing we’re not rating Ottawa’s goalies…
|Best and worst Senators by Even Strength Total Rating, 2009-10|
|See Glossary for explanation of stats|
Among Senators’ skaters in 2009-10, young Dane Peter Regin came out on top by Even Strength Total Rating on basis of a high defensive rating, followed by three other forwards, Jason Spezza, Nick Foligno, and captain Daniel Alfredsson - no defensemen, mind you. Unfortunately, forwards also bring up the rear, with Ryan Shannon and Chris Kelly joining somewhat and very disappointing veterans Alex Kovalev and Milan Michalek.
|New Senators by Even Strength Total Rating, 2009-10|
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that new acquisition Sergei Gonchar was roughly league average at even strength (above average offensively, below average defensively), should it? We all know the reason he makes the big money is for his power play contributions. And Ottawa’s desperately in need of that contribution.