Ilya Samsonov is still the goalkeeper for the Washington Capitals.
Visualization by HockeyViz
About this visualization: This series of infographics was prepared by Micah Blake McCurdy at hockeyviz.com It displays a lot of information to the player during the season. Brief description of each graph:
- Ice time for each game, broken down by game state
- Adjusted 5-on-5 shot attempts by team (black) and opponents (red)
- 5 out of 5 shot ratio by team (black) and opponents (red)
Fan happiness survey
On this perception: Three times during the season, RMNB shared an open poll with fans, asking each player the following question:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how happy are you to have this player on the team?
1 means he’s not very satisfied with her inclusion in the team
2 means unhappy
3 Means “Neither Happy nor Unhappy”
4 means HAPPY
5 means it’s a pleasure to be on the team
The numbers above show the average player scores in each survey period.
I want to start at the end. Ilya Samsonov finished his year off right, with a solid run against the Florida Panthers, saving one better-than-expected goal, including 15 stoppages from 15 shots during 26 minutes of Florida’s dismal play. It wasn’t Samsonov who eliminated the capitals, and I think that’s a pleasant surprise considering where we came from.
Where we come from is bad. I have finished The story of Samsonov vs. Vanessk For over a year, but the boredom persisted even after I got out.
Above are all the regular season games over the past two seasons. Lines above the horizon mean the goalkeeper saves better than expected and below means worse. These 4 minus red games are almost unwinnable, and you can see how there aren’t many positive red lines to offset.
I am skeptical about how some analysts describe goalkeepers as confident. “It tracks the disc well, and it has quick lateral movements.” Certainly, I think. compared to something or whatever. But that’s one dimension where I think the poets have it right: Samsonov is a throwback factory.
Top left here means Samsonov saw few shots, but lots of rebounds. The rebounds to shots ratio is 14.3 percent, behind only Kwik and Bobrovsky. I do not know if this is the main reason why Samsonov is not distinguished from himself, but it is at least one of the reasons.
Honestly, Samsonov is one of Washington’s two mediocre goalkeepers, and “medium” can be a very nice adjective.
In Japers Rink, Samsonov’s experience has been likened to a rollercoaster, a ride we all want. Except that the Capitals have Samsonov’s exclusivity as he is a restricted free agent, which means we’ll likely see more of the man in the red hats, and we’ll continue to hold out hope that he’ll become a good NHL goalkeeper.
According to Orson Welles
Sami on RMNB
- Laviolette on starting Samsonov in October: “I think we’ll give him another chance to seize it [the number one starting spot] and operate it.”
- In November, Samsonov pulled himself out of a match against the Panthers before the ball landed.
- Laviolite completely eliminates last minute exit: “It’s better to say that he has a problem.” I understood you. Thanks.
- In November, Samsonov consecutive closing record. 6.12 more goals saved than expected.
- at the end of the month, Samsonov was the first de facto goalkeeper again.
- in january, Samsonov suffered a lower body injury during training.
- there was The buzz that Montreal wanted to trade with.
- I’ll put Ian’s address here: Ilya Samsonov leaves the warm-up and returns and starts and loses a goal in 11 seconds
- in March: Another injury in practice. If you’re keeping a count, that’s three non-situation hits.
- Laviolette on something that never happened: “I’m looking for someone to push him forward to get out of this tandem team and be the guy who catches the frizz and keeps it. I think it’s important. I’d like to have a guy who came back and moved forward from that group. They are both good goalkeepers but you want one to really take over.” There is a chance for them here.”
- Lavolette for what really happened: “When you talk about our goal over the last couple of years, both Sami and Vitek have had spells and played some of them. Then the other goalkeeper came in and played some. I was really impressed that way even though you say ‘I really want this guy to raise himself. . And this guy didn’t do the job.”
- Samsonov Get rid of Vanecek in the second game and start the third game.
- Fans chanted Samsonov in the third game.
- MacLellan on off-season priorities“I think the goalkeeper’s decision will be our first, and then we will move from there depending on how much money we have.” [. . .] [Samsonov and Vanecek] Both were good but not great.”
Are you excited for another season of Will-or-Not-Not-to-Be with Samsonov?
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