We round out our first week of analyzing the 2013-2014 season by evaluating one of the most important predictors of success: special teams.
Special teams were an enigma last season. The power play was atrocious at home, serviceable on the road. The penalty kill was nearly perfect at home, but meh on the road. What's going to happen this season?
Mike: I believe the term everyone is going to be touting is: regress to the mean. The offensive talent is too high for the power play to be atrocious at any point and I think some of the stuff we saw last year was a result of a limited number of games. I wouldn't be shocked to see the PP unit finish middle of the pack but without the home/away disparity.