We Need a New Statistic
As I was watching a particularly lackluster 1-0 loss of the Chicago Wolves to the Grand Rapids Griffins, I began contemplating the need for a statistic that would be a good indicator of how physically and inspired a team is playing. I know that there already exists the stat for how many hits are made during a game, but that’s static and can be misleading. It would have been very misleading in the Wolves game and looked as if the Wolves played a spirited game tonight-they didn’t.
Then it hit me like a Boris Valabik check. The RATE of hits. Hits per minute. It’ll show if there are lulls, and how bad those lulls are. More so it’ll be a great indicator of how much a team is truly in the game and playing with some giddyup.
This could realy look cool in graphical form as the hits per minute would change in a squiggle graph… this could be cool…the possibilities are endless!!