Determining The Most Valuable Goal-Scorer For A Squad

In January of 2010, I wrote a feature focusing on the top scorer of each organization and calculated how much of a hand they had in their overall goal production. Marian Gaborik, with little support, was leading the league in that sense by notching 23% of New York's markers. Placing in second, Steven Stamkos was in the middle of his super sophomore campaign and 20% of Tampa Bay's tallies belonged to him. He edged out Patrick Marleau by a mere 0.3%, as San Jose's speedster claimed the third spot at 19.7%.

I elect to dedicate this year's identical post to the Russian Rocket, Pavel Bure, for his surreal 29.5% ownership of the Florida Panthers 200 goals a decade ago. How's that for efficiency?


Anaheim Ducks: 137 goals for/ Corey Perry/ 25 goals = 18.24%

Atlanta Thrashers: 151 goals for/ Andrew Ladd Or Dustin Byfuglien/ 16 goals = 10.59%

Boston Bruins: 150 goals for/ Milan Lucic/ 19 goals = 12.66%

Buffalo Sabres: 134 goals for/ Thomas Vanek/ 18 goals = 13.43%

Calgary Flames: 140 goals for/ Jarome Iginla/ 21 goals = 15%

Carolina Hurricanes: 149 goals for/ Eric Staal/ 23 goals = 15.43%

Chicago Blackhawks: 155 goals for/ Patrick Sharp/ 25 goals = 16.12%

Colorado Avalanche: 159 goals for/ Matt Duchene/ 19 goals = 11.94%

Columbus Blue Jackets: 128 goals for/ Rick Nash/ 22 goals = 17.18%

Dallas Stars: 144 goals for/ James Neal Or Brad Richards/ 20 goals = 13.88%

Detroit Red Wings: 163 goals for/ Johan Franzen/ 20 goals = 12.26%

Edmonton Oilers: 117 goals for/ Taylor Hall/ 15 goals = 12.82%

Florida Panthers: 126 goals for/ David Booth/ 14 goals = 11.11%

Los Angeles Kings: 140 goals for/ Justin Williams or Ryan Smyth/ 18 goals = 12.85%

Minnesota Wild: 126 goals for/ Mikko Koivu Or Brent Burns/ 14 goals = 11.11%

Montreal Canadiens: 128 goals for/ Tomas Plekanec or Brian Gionta/ 16 goals = 12.5%

Nashville Predators: 133 goals for/ Patric Hornqvist/ 15 goals = 11.27%

New Jersey Devils: 100 goals for/ Ilya Kovalchuk/ 14 goals = 14%

New York Islanders: 117 goals for/ John Tavares/ 18 goals = 15.38%

New York Rangers: 145 goals for/ Brandon Dubinsky Or Brian Boyle/ 17 goals = 11.72%

Ottawa Senators: 106 goals for/ Daniel Alfredsson/ 14 goals = 13.2%

Philadelphia Flyers: 169 goals for/ Daniel Briere/ 25 goals = 14.79%

Phoenix Coyotes: 141 goals for/ Lee Stempniak/ 14 goals = 9.92%

Pittsburgh Penguins: 153 goals for/ Sidney Crosby/ 32 goals = 20.91%

San Jose Sharks: 137 goals for/ Logan Couture/ 22 goals = 16.05%

St. Louis Blues: 129 goals for/ David Backes/ 16 goals = 12.4%

Tampa Bay Lightning: 152 goals for/ Steven Stamkos/ 38 goals = 25%

Toronto Maple Leafs: 124 goals for/ Mikhail Grabovski/ 20 goals = 16.12%

Vancouver Canucks: 163 goals for/ Daniel Sedin Or Ryan Kesler/ 27 goals = 16.56%

Washington Capitals: 140 goals for/ Alexander Ovechkin/ 19 goals = 13.57%

Reigning Rocket Richard holders Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby are at the front, but Pittsburgh's captain hasn't competed in weeks. Fan favourite Corey Perry enters as the third-best finisher, inching past Rick Nash, Logan Couture, Mikhail Grabovski, Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin. Are there any major surprises (Alexander Ovechkin)?

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