This is going to be short. I just think we're in need for some more education on Wayne Simmonds and this could be a starting point. Note that all rankings in the LA team are based on forwards who played more than 20 games.
In the 2010-11 regular season, LA had 13 forwards who played more than 20 games:
- Simmonds faced the 7th highest competition with the 9th best (or 5th worst, whichever way you wish to look at it) teammates
- His Corsi Rel QoC was the highest amongst all forwards in LA.
- He had the fifth best Points/60 (behind Kopitar, Williams, Penner and Dustin Brown) although he was dealing with having the eighth best shooting % on the team
- His actual Corsi was second last on the team (-9.6), although he also had the third most defensive zone starts to bring him down
- He drew 1 penalty/60 (5th best on LA) while taking 0.7 penalties/60 (6th best on LA, where taking fewer penalties is considered good)
- He spent most of his time outside the Top 6
Looking back a year to 09-10
- He had the second highest P/60 on LA (2.11), but he had the second highest shooting % on the team to lift him up
- Out of all right wings in the league he was in the top 20 in terms of P/60
- He faced the 7th highest competition with the 7th best teammates
- His Corsi of -0.2 was 7th amongst LA forwards. However he still had the fifth most defensive zone starts to bring him down
- He drew the second most penalties/60 (1.3) but also took the fourth most penalties/60
Comparing to some Flyers
- His P/60 was higher than any Flyer during the 09/10 regular season
- He drew around the same number of penalties/60 as Scott Hartnell, Danny Briere and Arron Asham. He took the same number of penalties/60 as Jeff Carter
- In 09/10 the Richards line and the 4th line started in the defensive zone more than him and the other two lines generally started in D-zone less.
You guys can work from there to make your own conclusions.