Statistics can't do everything, but they can sometimes find something interesting. What's the most revealing stat for each team so far this season? Whether it's a team's late-game record or a drop in shots taken on the power play, there's a fascinating number for every NHL city.
I've spent the last few days looking at several dozen different team-level measurements, looking for anything that was troubling and out of place. As many areas as possible were covered, and from many different perspectives.
In each case, the numbers were checked for relevance and validity, and then pondered more deeply whenever it made sense. Some teams are without a statistical flaw of any real significance, but in other cases, there were more shocking discoveries.
Proceeding through the league in alphabetical order, I'll reveal what concerning statistic was found, what it could mean, and what, if anything, the team can do about it.
All advanced statistics are directly from NHL.com or via writer's own original research unless otherwise noted.