The Doppelganger Fun Continues

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 30: Goaltender Brian Boucher #33 of the Philadelphia Flyers arrives for his game against the Boston Bruins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 30, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Over the summer, we've had fun comparing one player to the next. Seeing how closely related two players are is entertaining, if for no other reason than it improves what we know about those on the Flyers.

So after Eric found the long-lost twin of Ville Leino and my tongue-in-cheek look at a clone of Andrej Meszaros, I have another for you.

Both players are the same age, separated by less than five months, and the number in parenthesis is team rank.

GP TOI/60 Corsi RelQoC Corsi RelQoT G+A1 P/60 GF/60 GA/60 CorsiRel Sh% Sv% OZ% Fin OZ%
Player A
74 13.76
(7)
-0.196
(7)
1.428
(2)
0.30
(5)
0.41
(7)
2.00
(7)
2.18
(3)
-9.4
(7)
6.54
(7)
926
(4)
49.5
(4)
49.2
(7)
Player B
52 13.81
(5)
-0.010
(5)
-1.784
(6)
0.16
(6)
0.59
(3)
1.17
(6)
2.67
(4)
-11.4
(6)
5.26
(6)
916
(4)
50.4
(3)
44.6
(6)

We see Player A lead Player B in games played, teammates, goals and primary assists, team offense, team defense, Corsi, shooting percentage luck, and times ending the shift in the offensive zone. Player B leads in ice time per game, quality of competition, and points.

Both players ranked at the bottom of their respective team's list in nearly every category, with Player A finishing last in seven categories to Player B's finishing last in six categories. Also, anybody see the correlation between goals against and save percentage? How about Corsi and zone finishes?

Needless to say, I don't think there is much that separates these two other than the quality of their teammates. In case it isn't clear, these are defensemen we are looking at.

Player A is Niclas Wallin, still unsigned exiled to Europe. Player B is Andreas Lilja, owner of a guaranteed two-year contract. I wonder if Wallin is available for a professional try out...

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Broad Street Hockey

You must be a member of Broad Street Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Broad Street Hockey. You should read them.

Join Broad Street Hockey

You must be a member of Broad Street Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Broad Street Hockey. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker