Quick-Take: Red Wings Point Paces

You're asking for WHAT? - Claus Andersen

In a regular year, we'd be looking at players' points totals and would have a really good idea where we stood with them as far as deadline moves and/or potential re-signings. In a shortened season where we're in April and the team has only played 36 games, we have to guess a little. With that said, I want to post the relative paces of the Wings who have recorded points.

Instead of taking current points-per-game and multiplying by 82, I wanted to let games missed stand and adjust accordingly. The difference isn't severe, but it does at least somewhat take into account players missing time. All of these paces take the Red Wings through 36 games and assume that they all play another 46 at their current paces.

Numbers have been rounded to the nearest whole

Player GP Points Adjusted GP Adjusted P
Datsyuk 35 36 81 83
Zetterberg 34 32 80 75
Kronwall 36 25 82 57
Franzen 29 20 75 52
Brunner 35 22 81 51
Filppula 29 13 75 34
Kindl 29 11 75 28
Cleary 36 11 82 25
Tatar 18 7 64 25
Ericsson 33 10 79 24
Bertuzzi 7 3 53 23
Abdelkader 36 9 82 21
Andersson 26 7 72 19
Eaves 25 6 71 17
Nyquist 10 3 56 17
Miller 36 7 82 16
Emmerton 36 6 82 14
Lashoff 30 5 76 13
Samuelsson 4 1 50 13
White 23 4 69 12
Tootoo 33 5 79 12
Smith 25 4 71 11
Quincey 26 2 72 6

Obviously, there are some immediate problems with basing conclusions strongly on this (mostly that they also don't take things like time played or quality of competition into account, and that the Wings can't play all of these players in every game from here on out). Also, this list leaves out Carlo Colaiacovo, Jan Mursak, and Darren Helm as the guys who haven't scored a single point and can't be calculated into things.

We can draw few useful things though. For one, the center/winger who is apparently asking for $5M a year in free agency is pacing for 34 points over a full season. For another, a few of the players viewed as being "in the way" of developing prospects aren't pacing to light it up at a rate much higher than those prospects and are doing so because they're also pacing to get in significantly more games.

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