McLellan and Volume Shooting

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan made an interesting comment recently about putting shots on net, emphasizing volume shooting.

“Volume shooting, I don’t know what that does to Corsi or Fenwick because I don’t even know what those things are, but volume shooting is important. I think it breaks down defensive zone coverages, gets players out of position, taxes the opposition, makes them play more minutes in their zone.”  –


I can’t say I was surprised when he dismissed Corsi and Fenwick. He’s likely aware that those are good proxies for possession, but isn’t likely to disclose how much or how often he uses those types of metrics. But when he mentioned volume shooting, I wanted to see just how much shooting his team did when he was in San Jose and what exactly it translated to.

Full article is at The Copper & Blue.

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