Before the season started, I put together some high-level targets that I thought the Oilers should aim for. Things like possession, shooting percentage and save percentage (all at even-strength) served as preliminary, high-level metrics that could be further explored as needed. I used the performance of the Oilers’ division rivals from around the same time last year to come up with these targets and made minor adjustments accordingly.
First off, a quick look at how they did in the first month compared to the targets I established.
Full article is at The Copper & Blue.