The Voice is constantly trying to come up with new and exciting as well as thought provoking subjects to discuss. Today we will try something new - Statistical Anomalies. Here are a few to for us to chew on, lets see what comes out on the other side...
1 - The Islanders goal differential stands at ***drum roll*** -22. That is by far and away the worst of any of the teams within striking distance of the playoffs other than the Atlanta Thrashers who are at a -32. What does this mean? It means when you win you don't win by a lot but when you lose you lose by a lot. I am still trying to figure out what else it could mean.
2 - New York Islanders current goals for is at 154 which is the second lowest in the NHL. Our brethren from across the rivers' current goals for - 157. I guess the Islanders spend their money more responsibly then those who shall remain nameless.
3 - New Jersey Devils. They are currently one point from the Ottawa Senators for first overall in the conference. Ottawa has slowed their roll that is for sure and the Devils just keep on trucking along as perennial contenders in the East. As long as Mr. Brodeur is around, this is not going to change no matter how many players the Devils lose to free agency. Another one concerning the Devils is the Islanders are 5-0 against them this year.
4 - Hooray to Daniel Carcillo. I can hear the crickets now. Who in the heck is Daniel Carcillo? He is a Phoenix Coyotes forward. Still drawing a blank? He is currently tops in the NHL in Penalty Minutes at 236. Nice to know there are still guys around that can amass crazy amounts of penalty minutes. Reminds me of the days of Mick Vukota, Ken Baumgartner, Chris Nilan, Dave Semenko, Nick Fotiu, Gary Howatt, Bob Probert, Brian Curran, Joe Kocur... I could name names all day.
5 - Alexander Ovechkin. The guy is a streaking, skating, zipping, shooting amazing to watch statistical anomaly. 48 goals in 61 games? Here is your next 60.. maybe 70 goal scorer.
I hope everyone enjoyed this new feature on the voice. As always, be sure and be sure your voice is heard here!!