If Puig Can’t Win ROTY, Why Should Jones or Toffoli?
Jones has come in 1/3rd of the way through the season, picked up 3 shutouts (nearly 4), won 8 games in a row and has a lower GAA than the credited rookie leader Antti Raanta (2.22 vs Jones 0.98) and a lower save percentage, too (.920 to .966.) Raanta has only played 3 MORE GAMES!
Winger Tomas Hertl was leading the rookie way until he was hurt by Dustin Brown. This will all but ensure the East Coast writers will completely ignore him and focus their attentions on… oh, wait. They CAN’T!!! Why? Because ALL of the good rookies are in the WEST!
Nate MacKinnon, Alex Chiasson, Sean Monahan… and Tyler Toffoli.
Let’s talk about Toffoli.
MacKinnon, Hertl and Chiasson have all played 35 games. Toffoli has only played 23. 12 games LESS. Yet, Toffoli is 3rd in goals scored with 9 and has 17 points on the season, 3 away from MacKinnon and just TWO behind Kreider and Chiasson.
How many of Toffoli’s goals have come on the power play?
Hertl and Kreider (3), MacKinnon and Chiasson (2)
How much power play time per game does Toffoli get?
1:31. Less than Linden Vey.
How about his counterparts?
Chiasson: 3:12 (twice as much)
The writers won’t even give Toffoli a sniff.
They’ll ignore Toffoli’s +13, first among rookie forwards. Chiasson? -10
How many penalty minutes does Toffoli have this season?
How many GAME WINNERS does Toffoli have?
Shot percentage? 17.6% vs 16.0% for Hertl, 7% for MacKinnon and 10.5% for Chiasson.
Time on ice?
Toffoli is doing all of this with an average of slightly under 13 minutes a game. Hertl? 15. MacKinnon, Chiasson and Kreider? 16.
Of course Toffoli will be ignored for what he’s accomplished in so little time.
Just like Puig.
Slava Voynov has spent 800 minutes on the ice this season.
Drew Doughty has spent 950
All of Dwight King’s goals have come at even strength or shorthanded
Drew Doughty is still suffering from Jack Johnson-itis. 53 missed shots.
The Kings are 1/10th of a point away from being #1 in the league in faceoffs this season (Nashville is #1). Last season they were 4th.
The Kings have allowed only 15 1st period goals, but have allowed 27 2nd period goals.
They’re 8th in the league in scoring goals in the 1st period (33) but nearly dead last in the 2nd period (24 vs Minnesota’s 23), then back to 6th in the 3rd period with 38.
Imagine how much better the Kings would be if they could improve upon the 3rd worst minor penalties (165, 12 minutes per game!)