Just thought I would update this post to see how the best CF% teams are doing in the post season. As you can see below, only two of the best CF% teams remain in the final four and two teams (Anaheim and the Rangers) weren’t even in the running when the shit started hitting the fan.
I would suggest that elite goaltending by the new age elite goaltender has a better correlation to success than any shot metrics that the Stazis can produce.
The Lightning, Ducks and Blackhawks have the offensive chops to outscore the Lundqvist dominance.
I’m putting my money on Tampa Bay and Anaheim.
Here are the Top 16 CF% teams in the league from the 2014/15 season…let’s see how predictive of post season success that metric has been:
FLA 51.3 MIN 51.0