Have you finished running around the block and telling your neighbors that the Caps traded for T.J. Oshie? Now that you’re back inside, let’s talk about this. I’m sure we’ll have plenty more on Oshie and Justin Williams in the coming days, but here’s a wide-angle look at the newest member of the Caps.
The x-axis here is the Blues shot attempt percentage when Oshie is on the ice. The y-axis is the Blues share of scoring chances when Oshie is on the ice. The color shade is by points per 60 minutes of 5v5 play. Simply put, dark blue is great, red is not so great.
The key here is that neither axis goes below 50%. The Blues have seen over 50 percent of shot attempts and scoring chances when Oshie has been on the ice in every season of his career. While the Blues being a good team factors in, Oshie is part of what has made them a good team.
Here’s a looks a Oshie’s WOWY numbers since the start of the 2013-14 season. These are the six teammates he’s skated the most minutes with during that time.
Like I said, I’m sure we’ll have more on this trade and the Williams signing in the coming days. But for now, let’s enjoy this. The Caps are the offseason champs of the past 24 hours.
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