Scouting: Aging veteran is still a highly-skilled playmaker with heads up vision and terrific athleticism for a big man and degree of career .. propelled by a sturdy, powerful stride that lacks an explosive startup burst and leaden footwork .. superb patience and puck protection skills, using body positioning and length/reach to create space cushions .. vision and creativity are in perfect synch, finding angles, or lanes to deliver pinpoint passes – a true measure of improving the players that line up alongside .. a staple at the point, with a low, hard shot for tipping, or a...
Scouting: Aging veteran is still a highly-skilled playmaker with heads up vision and terrific athleticism for a big man and degree of career .. propelled by a sturdy, powerful stride that lacks an explosive startup burst and leaden footwork .. superb patience and puck protection skills, using body positioning and length/reach to create space cushions .. vision and creativity are in perfect synch, finding angles, or lanes to deliver pinpoint passes – a true measure of improving the players that line up alongside .. a staple at the point, with a low, hard shot for tipping, or a provocative, booming shot .. diligent defensively, in the support layer or when engaging down low .. skating aside, he can transition well out of the defensive zone .. suffers unfocused lapses .. stops moving his feet and is prone to obstruction and aggression fouls .. awkward and reckless delivering hits.
McKeen’s 2018-19 Yearbook - The 2017-18 campaign must have been trying Ryan Getzlaf’s patience early on .. missed the first two games due to a lower-body injury, an additional three games from Oct. 13-20, and then 19 consecutive games from Nov. 1-Dec. 8 with a fractured zygomatic bone .. once the injuries were finally behind him, Getzlaf enjoyed a season-high six-game point steak from Dec. 14-23 (6-1-8-9) that ended up being the opener for a hot streak that took him through Jan. 23 (18-5-19-24) .. had a second six-game point streak from Feb. 25-March 12 (6-2-11-13), though that one wasn’t official because he missed March 2nd with the flu .. in the end, 2017-18 was a great campaign despite the injuries (66-11-50-61) .. high 5v5 expected goals differential is a significant warning sign .. IPP was also very high, but that’s normal for him so it’s probably fair to give him a pass there .. Getzlaf should continue to be a point-per-game player in 2018-19, though now that he’s 33-years-old his age is becoming a bit more concerning.
McKeen's Yearbook 2017-18 - Captain delivered a strong season and an impressive playoff performance at 32-years of age .. separated midseason from long time partner Corey Perry (630 mins, 54.8 GF% & 51.2 CF%) - 18 points together at 5v5 .. obvious chemistry ignited in Q4 with the arrival of Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars joined by Rickard Rakell (176 mins, 81.3 GF% & 54.9 CF%) .. 3rd overall in Q4 Pts/60 (3.72) – and 2nd at 5v4 only behind Antoine Vermette .. ranked 3rd in Q4 in the NHL expected goals for while on the ice (17.89) .. overall he contributed a point to a remarkable 87.8% of on-ice goals scored at 5v5, second highest in the NHL .. finished fifth in playoff scoring, with 15 points in the first nine games, and four over the final eight – an imposing performance .. six goals at 5v4 on 31 shots for 19.35% iSh% is second highest in 10 years .. 38 5v5 assists was a career high .. low to mid-70’s is reasonable here.
15-16 Report/16-17 Outlook: An uneven season while leading the team in scoring for the fourth straight year .. the team struggled while he recorded one assist in the first eight games before appendicitis cost him four games .. returned with a strong Q2 (21-2-14-16) with six points at 5v4 .. entered Q3 in the middle of a five game scoring streak (5-0-5-5), followed with a four-game streak (4-1-5-6), as a warm up for the NHL’s fourth longest 11-game monster point streak (11-5-12-17, 16.96% Sh%) as the Ducks revived their season with a 12-1-1 run in February .. outburst coincided with separation from long-time partner Corey Perry (59.1 GF% & 55.2 CF% in 672 5v5 mins) and Rickard Rakell (58.3 GF% & 60.0 CF% at 5v5) .. scored 12 of 22 power play points in the final 28 games – four games into the 11-game point streak .. earned a 5v5 point on 71.8% of on-ice goals, down from the 80.3% and 85.5% in previous two seasons and somewhere closer to career norms .. scored only four times with career worst 3.48% Sh% at even strength – extremely low even for a known distributor - 17% off his 3-year average entering the season –scoring 16 less points (44 vs 28) .. even primary points took a hit, down 59% from ’14-15 – recording a lot of secondary assists, even during hot streaks .. at 5v4, he fired less shots and attempts overall, however stayed consistent to the Ducks rates as a team - despite the team posting a league best 23.1 PP% and his increased production (18 vs 12 pts) .. did his best to stave off playoff elimination with points in four of the five first games (5-2-3-5) but blanked in Games 6 & 7 .. third straight season with a decline in offensive production – albeit with team level issues .. gets a new coach that still utilizes old-school tactics –and a possible effect on normally health possession numbers .. expect a return to the 70-point level.
14-15 Report/15-16 Outlook: Captain led the team in scoring for the third straight season and to the conference final with some mixed performances along the way .. registering sixty percent of his points in the first half with 42 points in 38 games, bolstered by a brilliant second quarter (21-8-19-27) - versus 28 in 39 games to end the season .. finished sixth in playoff scoring and posted the best points per game (past the first round), yet failed to score a goal in the final 11 playoff games - accumulating a dozen assists (11-0-12-12) – with a career low shooting percentage of 4.2% .. failed to register a shot on goal in five of the final 25 games – missing two April games for rest according to coaching staff .. well off his pace, he recorded two power play points after January 30 (28-1-1-2) contributing to a career low 3.33 Pts/60 at 5v4, earning a point on 63.2% of on-ice goals and generating 17% less individual shot attempts than ’13-14 – scoring just three goals, tying his rookie season – scoring only 18.6% of his points on the power play compared to an average of over 30% for the previous three seasons .. at 5v5, he produced 25% less goals while earning a point on a career high 85.5% of on-ice goals, fuelled by 21 primary assists on 29 helpers .. highly-skilled playmaker with terrific athleticism for a big man .. boasts superb patience and protection skills, supported by soft, strong hands .. deploys a booming shot .. threw pucks at the net haphazardly last season – doing most damage around the top of the crease .. increasingly more physical and diligent defensively .. stops moving his feet at times and suffers lapses in discipline and focus and is prone to obstruction and aggression fouls .. awkward and reckless delivering hits .. rehabbed a sports hernia diagnosed in June, no surgery required but monitor before your draft .. should lead the team again with upside with a return to power play form.
13-14 Report: Dominating season for MVP nominee, finishing second behind Crosby in league scoring with 87 points (77-31-56-87) – burying a disappointing 11-12 as a distant memory .. marked a second straight year tallying more than a point per game (and 6th time in the last 7 years) .. the skilled playmaker (5th in the league in assists) led the team in power play production with 23 points on a disappointing unit (22nd in the league) .. developed into a very effective two-way center, driving positive possession at even strength (51.2% CF%), despite offensive zone starts of only 48.8% .. took on a more assertive role offensively, firing 204 shots, his most since 2008-09 (227) and breaking 30 goals for the first time in his career .. hit totals decreased to 110 last year (from a career high of 189 in 10-11) as his game evolves .. demonstrated leadership in the playoffs, playing through a sprained shoulder in the second round against Los Angeles, yet still managing to post 15 points in 12 games (12-4-11-15) .. while career shooting percentage is at 12.3%, he has averaged over 15% for the last four seasons, including the outlier 6.0% from 11-12 .. well-rounded leader’s responsibilities in defensive situations will be eased with the addition of Kesler .. adding another high end forward will help fuel the hunger that lingers after a tough game-seven loss to LA .. a new found propensity for shooting the puck and a developing young core in Anaheim bodes well for this elite scorer.
12-13 Report: Impressive return to form by the “the straw that stirs the drink” according to Boudreau .. increased confidence as captain was evident pacing his teammates from the start .. typically a slow starter showed no rust after being idle during the lockout .. the break uncovered a lost extra step and a physically engaged captain early in the season .. tying for tenth in league scoring (44-15-34-49, +14, 1.11 PPG ) and 2nd in shorthanded goals (3) .. rebounded from career low shooting percentage in '11-12 (5.9%) topping out at 15.2% and 15 goals .. scored four goals in the first 14 games - recorded first of two 5-game point streaks (5-1-4-5) second 5-gamer (5-2-7-9) was followed up with a solid four-game streak (4-3-6-9) .. 15 multiple point games in total.. no prolonged slumps and a scorching month Feb 12 – Mar 10 (13-7-15-22) .. led the team in take-aways (27), 3rd on the team in hits (89) in addition to leading in PP points (15) and team scoring .. injured his foot on Mar 3 , missing three games Apr 5 – Apr 8, and was not 100% again in the season according to GM Murray still finishing (9-3-8-11) .. not slowed in leading playoff scoring (7-3-3-6) firing a 20% shooting percentage while skating to the highest average TOI per game (21:27) among forwards, 8th in the NHL .. signed an 8 year contract alongside Perry keeping the dynamic pair together through 2020-21.
2011-12 Review: Ducks' captain got sidetracked after a decent start last fall - and proceeded to stumble through the worst season of his career .. scored seven goals in the final 73 games - and just once in a brutal 32-game stretch over the second half (32-1-19-20) .. also went 32 games on the road without a goal .. plummeted to a career-worst shooting percentage (5.9%) - down from a personal-best of 16.2 in `10-11 .. charged with 95 giveaways - second-most in the league .. allowed Slovakia to steal a late win against Canada in the World Championship quarter-final thanks to a clumsy knee-on-knee hit .. a re-commitment is required.
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