Monday, March 2, 2015

Do Flyers need to fight more?

Does fighting equal winning? Sounds like a ridiculous notion.

Do Flyers need to fight more?

Flyers´ Wayne Simmonds and Buffalo Sabres´ Mike Weber fight. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Flyers' Wayne Simmonds and Buffalo Sabres' Mike Weber fight. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Does fighting equal winning? Sounds like a ridiculous notion.

It doesn't if you look at the statistics.

For a punchless Flyers team, punching might be exactly what they need. Consider:

  • The Flyers average 1.13 points per game in games with at least one fight and  0.64 points per game with no fights.
  • The Flyers are 4-1-0 in games with at least two fights. 
  • If they averaged 1.13 points per game over the 30 games thus far, the Flyers would have 34 points, good enough for a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

The stats:

 Games Fights Points Points / Game
   14    0    9        0.64
   11    1   10        0.91
    5    2    8        1.60
Total: 30    -   27        0.90
More coverage
 
2014-15 Flyers schedule
 
DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Hockey app ยป
 
Buy Flyers jerseys and other gear
 
Forum: Does Hextall have Flyers on right track?
 
Latest hockey odds

 

Games Fight Points Points / Game
   14   No    9        0.64
   16  Yes   18        1.13
Total: 30    -   27        0.90

For the latest updates, follow Frank Seravalli on Twitter: @DNFlyers

Frank Seravalli Daily News Staff Writer
About this blog
Frequent Flyers is your home for news and analysis of all things orange and black.

Frank Seravalli Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected