A New Statistic - The Goal Scoring Efficiency Factor
posted Mar 10, 2006 at 05:17PM
I came up with some new statistics to try to get another view of how players were doing. They were called the Goal Scoring Efficiency Factor (G-SEF) and the Points Scoring Efficiency Factor (P-SEF). I was going to include these in a major "think" piece dealing the importance of compatible line combinations and the "quality" of ice time. And I will, but then I thought I would just present the rankings of our forwards in raw form, without any "analysis" or spin. I think you will find them interesting. In case your are wondering Arnason has a G-SEF of 1.44 and P-SEF of 4.56.
There is nothing overly complicated here. I simply took the the number of goals that a forward has scored and the divided that by the total number of minutes of ice time the player has accumulated over the season. (Source: ESPN Stats) The number comes out as a fraction so I multiply it by 100 to get the final number.
I then do the same thing with a forward's points. Think of it as a sort of bastardized goals or points/minute type statistic. OK so the rankings from best to worst are below.
Goal Scoring Efficiency Factor
Point Scoring Efficiency Factor