Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bandits' one-season records for goalies (1992-2016)

Anthony Cosmo set a Bandits' record by playing for more than 1,000 minutes during the course of the 2014 season. Here's the updated top 10, with Cosmo's 2016 season ranking eighth:

Goalie - Year - Minutes
Anthony Cosmo - 2014 - 1,064
Anthony Cosmo - 2015 - 1,014
Steve Dietrich - 2003 - 838
Steve Dietrich - 2002 - 845
Steve Dietrich - 2006 - 812
Mike Thompson - 2011 - 763
Steve Dietrich - 2005 - 750
Anthony Cosmo - 2016 - 711
Ken Montour - 2009 - 652
Anthony Cosmo - 2013 - 628

Cosmo also broke the league record for saves in a season in 2014, so he's on top of that list for the Bandits too. Cosmo's 2016 season joins the list here. :

Goalie - Year - Saves
Anthony Cosmo - 2014 - 752
Anthony Cosmo - 2015 - 681
Steve Dietrich - 2002 - 586
Steve Dietrich - 2006 - 568
Steve Dietrich - 2005 - 511
Anthony Cosmo - 2016 - 501
Steve Dietrich - 2003 - 480
Ken Montour - 2009- 451
Mike Thompson - 2011 - 450
Anthony Cosmo - 2013 - 423

Those two numbers obviously depends on games. Let's take a look at "first-string goalies" over the years, and see who has made the most saves in 60 minutes of work in a given year:

Goalie - Year - Saves - Minutes - S/60M
Matt Disher - 2000 - 381 - 523 - 43.7
Ken Montour - 2008 - 346 - 481 - 43.2
Bill Gerrie - 1992 - 159 - 222 - 43.0
Anthony Cosmo - 2014 - 752 - 1,064 - 42.4
Anthony Cosmo - 2016 - 501 - 711 - 42.3
Mike Thompson - 2010 - 271 - 387 - 42.0
Steve Dietrich - 2006 - 568 - 812 - 42.0
Steve Dietrich - 2002 - 586 - 845 - 41.6
Ken Montour - 2009 - 451 - 652 - 41.5
Steve Dietrich - 2005 - 511 - 750 - 40.9

(Minutes are rounded off for convenience.)

While the numbers were generally in the 30's for much of the 1990s, Bill Gerrie popped up as being particularly busy in the Bandits' first season.

Here's one last list - top 10 in save percentage by a Bandits "regular" goalie, and it looks like goaltending is getting better as time goes by:

Goalie - Year - SPct.
Ken Montour - 2009 - .813
Mike Thompson - 2010 - .809
Ken Montour - 2008 - .808
Steve Dietrich - 2006 - .808
Anthony Cosmo - 2014 - .797
Steve Dietrich - 2005 - .789
Mike Thompson - 2011 - .785
Anthony Cosmo - 2016 - .783
Anthony Cosmo - 2015 - .781
Steve Dietrich - 2002 - .771

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NLL Special Teams Opportunities (2010-17)

Here's another way of looking at special teams, stolen from hockey:

Does a team have more power plays than penalty kills? If so, the team must be doing something right. Here are the rankings for 2017, in which two teams made the rest of the league look good:

Team - PP - PK - Diff.
Vancouver - 84 - 68 - +16
Colorado - 74 - 63 - +11
Georgia - 99 - 89 - +10
Toronto - 90 - 80 - +10
Saskatchewan - 91 - 82 - +9
Calgary - 98 - 92 - +6
Rochester - 77 - 78 - -1
Buffalo - 73 - 104 - -29
New England - 65 - 95 - 30

The five best figures in 2010-17:

Team - Year - PP - PK - Diff.
Toronto - 2010 - 94 - 56 - +38
Colorado - 2011 - 100 - 68 - +32
Edmonton - 2015 - 103 - 75 - +28
Toronto - 2013 - 91 - 65 - +26
Saskatchewan - 2016 - 102 - 79 - +23

And the five worst figures, topped by two teams from 2017:

Team - Year - PP - PK - Diff. 
New England - 2017 - 65 - 95 - -30
Buffalo - 2017 - 73 - 104 - -29
Buffalo - 2015 - 65 - 92 - -27
Minnesota - 2011 - 70 - 96 - -26
Rochester - 2010 - 80 - 104 - -24

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Bandits' recent win/loss streaks

Sometimes it's difficult to find out when the Bandits had lost won or lost a specific number of games in a row on relatively short notice. This saves me a step. The streaks are of an exact length. Obviously, a team that wins eight in a row also had a seven-game streak, six-game streak, etc.:

Winning streaks
Last three-game win streak - 4/16/16 to 4/30/16 (through end of season)

Last four-game win streak - 4/25/15 to 5/2/15
Last five-game win streak - 1/10/14 to 2/1/14
   (Previous - 1/3/09 to 1/29/09 - went seven wins over two seasons)
Last six-game win streak - 2/26/16 to 4/9/16
Last seven-game win streak - 3/18/06 to 4/14/06
Last eight-game win streak - 2/11/07 to 4/7/07

Longest multi-season win streak - 17 (2/8/92 to 2/5/94 - regular season only)

Losing streaks
Last three-game losing streak - 2/23/02 to 3/9/02
Last four-game losing streak - 1/9/10 to 1/23/10 (went six losses over two seasons)
Last five-game losing streak - 3/6/99 to 4/10/99
Last six-game losing streak - 3/1/13 to 4/6/13
Last eight-game losing streak - 3/21/14 to 4/26/14

Longest multi-season losing streak - 9 (3/21/14 to 1/2/15 - regular season only)

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fastest Goals - 2014-16 Seasons

Fastest Two Goals by Bandits
0:07 - at Toronto - 1/23/15
0:07 - at Colorado - 01/16/16
0:08 - at Georgia - 2/14/16
0:09 - vs. Calgary - 4/5/14
0:09 - at Minnesota - 4/11/15
0:09 - vs. Calgary - 1/19/16
0:09 - at Toronto - 2/19/16
0:09 - at Saskatchewan - 2/26/16

Fastest Three Goals by Bandits
0:26 - at Colorado - 1/16/16
0:28 - at Toronto - 1/23/15
0:33 - vs. Calgary - 4/5/14
0:39 - vs. Vancouver - 4/25/15
0:45 - at Georgia - 2/14/16

Fastest Four Goals by Bandits
1:13 - vs. New England - 5/2/15
1:40 - vs. Toronto - 1/10/14
1:46 - at Georgia - 2/14/16
2:02 - at Georgia - 2/14/16
2:09 - at Georgia - 2/14/16

Fastest Five Goals by Bandits
2:32 - at Georgia - 2/14/16
2:34 - vs. Vancouver - 4/25/15
3:26 - vs. Toronto - 1/10/14
3:38 - vs. Vancouver - 3/25/16
3:46 - at Georgia - 2/14/16

Longest Scoreless Streak by Bandits
38:39 - at Rochester - 2/8/14
33:53 - at Edmonton - 3/21/14
29:45 - at Rochester - 4/19/14
25:23 - at Minnesota - 4/12/14
22:41 - vs. Rochester - 2/14/15

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