22 Days Out: Jason Chimera Will Be Better


It varies from year to year, but the average shooting percentage in the NHL is somewhere just south of 9%. There’s a lot factored into that (like power plays and the gap between forwards and defenders), but it basically means one out of every eleven shots becomes a goal.

Unless you’re Jason Chimera. Chimera put 92 shots on goal last season and came up with just 3 goals. That’s a 3.3 shooting percentage. Normally, with that volume of shots (about 2 per game), a guy like Chimera would come up with about 8 goals — maybe 14-15 goals in an 82-game season. Although he’s never been an elite shooter, Chimera was absurdly unlucky last year. It won’t last.

The goals will come for Jason Chimera in 2013-14. Take it to #thebank.

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  • JenniferH

    Oh, Peter! I will join you in your Chimera optimism! #thebank will be successful this season!

  • Rhino40

    Back when he was with CGY (my second favorite team) I used to think I’d like to see Matthew Lombardi playing for the Caps. He, too, is an insanely fast skater.
    The we got Jason Chimera.
    After seeing how both players’ careers have progressed since then, I ain’t sorry we got Chimera.