Winnipeg Jets and Missing the Net: How Bad Is It?

Marianne Helm

Missed shots have been an issue for the Winnipeg Jets this year, but how big of an issue is it?

Much has been made of the Winnipeg Jets propensity to miss the net when they shoot. We all know the Jets lead the league in missed shots, but that is a stat that ignores shot volumes. Lets take a look at missed shots as a percentage of shots attempts.

Here is the full list sorted by missed shot percentage:

Team Shots MsS Fenwick % of Shots Missed
1 WINNIPEG 423 220 643 34.2%
2 DALLAS 424 193 617 31.3%
3 NASHVILLE 405 180 585 30.8%
4 LOS ANGELES 419 181 600 30.2%
5 TORONTO 473 202 675 29.9%
6 DETROIT 467 199 666 29.9%
7 OTTAWA 553 226 779 29.0%
8 SAN JOSE 446 182 628 29.0%
9 VANCOUVER 434 177 611 29.0%
10 MONTREAL 461 185 646 28.6%
11 PHOENIX 499 199 698 28.5%
12 NEW JERSEY 424 168 592 28.4%
13 PHILADELPHIA 474 186 660 28.2%
14 ANAHEIM 404 156 560 27.9%
15 CALGARY 426 164 590 27.8%
16 LEAGUE AVERAGE 5011 18039.5 27.8%
17 BOSTON 419 160 579 27.7%
18 WASHINGTON 431 164 595 27.6%
19 PITTSBURGH 483 183 666 27.5%
20 ST LOUIS 461 172 633 27.2%
21 NY ISLANDERS 483 177 660 26.8%
22 TAMPA BAY 404 146 550 26.6%
23 EDMONTON 431 154 585 26.3%
24 MINNESOTA 398 142 540 26.3%
25 NY RANGERS 450 158 608 26.0%
26 COLUMBUS 430 151 581 26.0%
27 CAROLINA 473 166 639 26.0%
28 COLORADO 428 142 570 24.9%
29 BUFFALO 508 168 676 24.8%
30 FLORIDA 431 137 568 24.1%
31 CHICAGO 490 154 644 23.9%

Well, the Jets still suck really really bad. Meanwhile, Chicago is doing really really well.

Go figure that a team scores more when the pucks hit the net.

Now for a little context I pulled the numbers from last year. Here are the 2011-12 numbers:

Team Shots MsS Fenwick % of shots missed
1 LOS ANGELES 2509 1123 3632 30.9%
2 ANAHEIM 2288 1017 3305 30.8%
3 DALLAS 2312 1006 3318 30.3%
4 WINNIPEG 2468 1067 3535 30.2%
5 TORONTO 2321 991 3312 29.9%
6 ST LOUIS 2509 1066 3575 29.8%
7 PHOENIX 2427 1013 3440 29.4%
8 WASHINGTON 2296 934 3230 28.9%
9 CAROLINA 2501 1016 3517 28.9%
10 OTTAWA 2575 1033 3608 28.6%
11 EDMONTON 2189 875 3064 28.6%
12 PITTSBURGH 2780 1088 3868 28.1%
13 SAN JOSE 2772 1081 3853 28.1%
14 LEAGUE AVERAGE 28479 101655.8 28.0%
15 MINNESOTA 2173 838 3011 27.8%
16 MONTREAL 2337 901 3238 27.8%
17 TAMPA BAY 2230 859 3089 27.8%
18 VANCOUVER 2583 990 3573 27.7%
19 BOSTON 2657 1010 3667 27.5%
20 PHILADELPHIA 2640 1002 3642 27.5%
21 NY RANGERS 2337 886 3223 27.5%
22 DETROIT 2640 997 3637 27.4%
23 FLORIDA 2435 917 3352 27.4%
24 BUFFALO 2394 893 3287 27.2%
25 CALGARY 2255 824 3079 26.8%
26 CHICAGO 2583 922 3505 26.3%
27 NASHVILLE 2263 803 3066 26.2%
28 NY ISLANDERS 2411 850 3261 26.1%
29 COLUMBUS 2452 842 3294 25.6%
30 COLORADO 2583 873 3456 25.3%
31 NEW JERSEY 2255 762 3017 25.3%

The Jets weren't great a great shooting bunch last year either, but they have been far worse this year.

I have to think the Jets' number will crawl back towards the league average.

Oops. Because I am an idiot, I completely buggered up those tables, but they should be fixed now.

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