Yes and yes. Most teams break down scoring chances into several categories and the Blue Jackets are no different; they'll never reveal the exact metrics used to make the evaluations, but it's safe to assume that what you see on the internet is not lost on NHL teams. Tortorella is a big proponent of looking at scoring chance differential.
Good points here, all. I think if you asked the management staff, they would tell you this team is probably a little bit ahead of schedule. They got "plus" contributions this year from Foligno, Wennberg, Atkinson, Bobrovsky, Werenski...guys who either were off the radar coming into the season or were bounce-back candidates after last year. Love the chart at the top, too. Shows they've got a lot of growing left to do but now have a good bit of experience that you don't get from watching the playoffs at home.
Hey! Thanks for asking. Think of The Fuse as 1OB's version of "Skull Session"...we're looking at a few times per week during the playoffs and will take a second look at it in the offseason. What do you think so far?
Thanks for sharing this! Great memories, indeed. Hopefully there are more to come this time around.