Maybe I misunderstand the point of corsi but what's the point of high numbers in puck possession if you can't do anything with it? As a defensive tool it works great. To generate offense it doesn't seem to matter what so ever.
The Anaheim game for example. Two quick goals and then they parked the bus because they now they can do it. Doing it against more "creative" teams is probably not a wise idea. Against the Kings you can and they could.
In effect, the corsi numbers doesn't make me feel any better about the Kings chances to play games in June. I think April is max for this team.
The current losing streak has seen continually high possession numbers with abnormally low shooting percentages, right? It's very simple, and it actually already happened two years ago when the Kings won the cup.
They were going through a losing period in January. They couldn't score for **** but their possession numbers were still lethal. They were going through a spell with low PDO/shooting percentage. An unsustainably low shooting percentage given the talent on the roster. Sound familiar?
That's because what the Kings are doing right now, much like in 2012, is unsustainable. I mean this in a good way. They are shooting at such a low rate that it cannot possibly stay that low. And it won't. Watch, they're gonna start winning again soon. And the timing - going into the playoffs, much like in 2012 - couldn't be better.
Some people here want to believe missing an open net from 2 feet away improves a legit stat. I would argue that a stat improved by such an action is ****ing stupid, but to each their own.
God bless America
15.2% of 60 minutes is over nine minutes of difference in time of possession per game. That's a lot. Now you project that out to a seven-game series and you see that it amounts to the Kings having the puck almost an entire game more than the other team. In a tight playoff series, that is an enormous advantage.
You miss 100% of the shot you don't take ............. or, in the Kings case, you also miss 100% of the shots you do take as well.
There's some...arguments going on here.